1. [ noun ] (transportation) the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
Synonyms: bringing

"his reluctant delivery of bad news"

Related terms: transportation service passage post consignment airdrop deliver
2. [ noun ] (baseball) the throwing of a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
Synonyms: pitch
Related terms: throw strike fastball wild_pitch submarine_ball curve knuckleball passed_ball beanball balk screwball sinker change-up spitball duster ball baseball baseball
3. [ noun ] (obstetrics) the act of delivering a child
Synonyms: obstetrical_delivery
Related terms: deed abdominal_delivery midwifery forceps_delivery breech_delivery cesarean_section childbirth
4. [ noun ] the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another
Synonyms: legal_transfer livery
Related terms: conveyance surrender bailment hand_over
5. [ noun ] (rhetoric) your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
Synonyms: speech manner_of_speaking

"his manner of speaking was quite abrupt" "her speech was barren of southernisms" "I detected a slight accent in his speech"

Related terms: expressive_style tone prosody tongue shibboleth address elocution inflection catch paralanguage
6. [ noun ] the event of giving birth

"she had a difficult delivery"

Related terms: birth breech_delivery
7. [ noun ] recovery or preservation from loss or danger
Synonyms: rescue saving deliverance

"work is the deliverance of mankind": "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"

Related terms: recovery redemption liberation search_and_rescue_mission reclamation lifesaving salvation salvage salvage rescue
Similar spelling:   deliver