delivery

noun
de·​liv·​ery | \ di-ˈli-v(ə-)rē How to pronounce delivery (audio) , dē-\
plural deliveries

Definition of delivery

: the act or manner of delivering something also : something delivered

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Examples of delivery in a Sentence

The delivery is scheduled for this morning. The company offers free delivery with orders over $100. Someone has to be home to accept delivery of the package. Allow six weeks for delivery. The baby weighed almost seven pounds at the time of delivery. The doctor expects it to be a routine delivery. The doctor has had three deliveries today. The joke was funny, but his delivery was terrible. I need to work on my delivery before I give the speech.
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Gold for August delivery rose 1% to $1,324.60 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, on track for its highest settle price since Feb. 26. Stephanie Yang, WSJ, "Gold Hits Three-Month High on Trade Tension," 3 June 2019 The Shanghai Gigafactory will also help to seriously speed up delivery wait time for customers in China, another problem with importing cars from the States. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "Cheaper, Shanghai-Built Tesla Model 3 Now Available to Order in China," 31 May 2019 Same-day delivery by hand available only in the Los Angeles area. Allure, "The Best Flower Delivery Services to Order a Last-Minute Mother's Day Gift for Your Mom," 10 May 2019 And in a world of free returns ... Two-day delivery, free returns. Eric Johnson, Recode, "What’s next for virtual assistants like Alexa? Maybe buying stuff for you automatically.," 24 Dec. 2018 In sport, the power delivery is the most rear-biased, but even in the most slippery conditions the Stinger will only send up to 50 percent of available torque to the front wheels. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The 2018 Kia Stinger review: Four cylinders good, six cylinders better," 3 Oct. 2018 The unconventional delivery shouldn’t be a surprise. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Samsung celebrates the Galaxy Note 9 launch with Fortnite beta access and 15,000 free V-Bucks," 9 Aug. 2018 Order your kit online and the Contravans team will schedule the installation in two weeks time at their facility in Denver, Colorado; final delivery is just two days later. Megan Barber, Curbed, "DIY camper van: 5 affordable conversion kits you can buy now," 1 Aug. 2018 Front-month gold for May delivery fell 0.8% to $1,274.50 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. Amrith Ramkumar, WSJ, "Gold Slides With Dollar Rallying," 17 May 2019

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First Known Use of delivery

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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delivery

noun

English Language Learners Definition of delivery

: the act of taking something to a person or place
: something that is taken to a person or place : something that is delivered
: the act or process of giving birth

delivery

noun
de·​liv·​ery | \ di-ˈli-və-rē How to pronounce delivery (audio) , -ˈli-vrē\
plural deliveries

Kids Definition of delivery

1 : the transfer of something from one place or person to another delivery of the mail
2 : a setting free from something that restricts or burdens We prayed for delivery from our troubles.
3 : the act of giving birth
4 : speaking or manner of speaking (as of a formal speech) His passionate delivery stirred the audience.
5 : the act or way of throwing an underhand delivery

delivery

noun
de·​liv·​ery | \ di-ˈliv-(ə-)rē How to pronounce delivery (audio) \
plural deliveries

Medical Definition of delivery

1 : the act of giving birth : the expulsion or extraction of a fetus and its membranes : parturition
2 : the procedure of assisting birth of the fetus and expulsion of the placenta by manual, instrumental, or surgical means

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delivery

noun
de·​liv·​ery
plural deliveries

Legal Definition of delivery

: an act that shows a transferor's intent to make a transfer of property (as a gift) especially : the transfer of possession or exclusive control of property to another
actual delivery
: a delivery (as by hand or shipment) of actual physical property (as jewelry or stock certificates)
conditional delivery
: a delivery after which ownership will be transferred upon fulfillment of a condition — compare gift causa mortis at gift

Note: A conditional delivery is usually made in order to make a transfer revocable.

constructive delivery
: a delivery of a representation of property (as a written instrument) or means of possession (as a key) that is construed by a court as sufficient to show the transferor's intent or to put the property under the transferee's control

called also symbolic delivery

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