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delivery - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'delivery' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Delivery [ n.]
- The act of delivering from restraint; rescue; release; liberation; as, the delivery of a captive from his dungeon.
- The act of delivering up or over; surrender; transfer of the body or substance of a thing; distribution; as, the delivery of a fort, of hostages, of a criminal, of goods, of letters.
- The act or style of utterance; manner of speaking; as, a good delivery; a clear delivery.
- The act of giving birth; parturition; the expulsion or extraction of a fetus and its membranes.
- The act of exerting one's strength or limbs.
- The act or manner of delivering a ball; as, the pitcher has a swift delivery.

Meaning of 'delivery' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . delivery [ n]
Meaning (1):
- recovery or preservation from loss or danger
Example in sentence:
  • a surgeon's job is the saving of lives;
  • work is the deliverance of mankind
Meaning (2):
- your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
Example in sentence:
  • her speech was barren of southernisms;
  • his manner of speaking was quite abrupt;
  • I detected a slight accent in his speech
Meaning (3):
- the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
Example in sentence:
  • his reluctant delivery of bad news
Meaning (4):
- the event of giving birth
Example in sentence:
  • she had a difficult delivery