|1.||[ noun ] (transportation) the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)|
"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|
|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|
|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|
|Related terms:||conveyance surrender bailment hand_over|
|5.||[ noun ] (rhetoric) your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally|
"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|