verb (used with object)
to carry and turn over (letters, goods, etc.) to the intended recipient or recipients:
to deliver mail; to deliver a package.
to give into another’s possession or keeping; surrender:
to deliver a prisoner to the police; to deliver a bond.
to bring (votes) to the support of a candidate or a cause.
to give forth in words; utter or pronounce:
to deliver a verdict; to deliver a speech.
to give forth or emit:
The oil well delivers 500 barrels a day.
to strike or throw:
to deliver a blow.
to set free or liberate:
The Israelites were delivered from bondage.
to release or save:
Deliver me from such tiresome people!
to assist (a female) in bringing forth young:
The doctor delivered her of twins.
to assist at the birth of:
The doctor delivered the baby.
to give birth to:
She delivered twins at 4 a.m.
to disburden (oneself) of thoughts, opinions, etc.
to make known; assert.
verb (used without object)
to give birth.
to provide a delivery service for goods and products:
The store delivers free of charge.
to do or carry out as promised:
an ad agency known for delivering when a successful campaign is needed.
Archaic. agile; quick.
verb (mainly transitive)
to carry (goods, etc) to a destination, esp to carry and distribute (goods, mail, etc) to several places: to deliver letters, our local butcher delivers
often foll by over or up. to hand over, transfer, or surrender
(often foll by from) to release or rescue (from captivity, harm, corruption, etc)
to aid in the birth of (offspring)
to give birth to (offspring)
(usually foll by of) to aid or assist (a female) in the birth (of offspring)
(passive) foll by of. to give birth (to offspring)
to utter or present (a speech, oration, idea, etc)
deliver the goods See deliver (sense 11)
to utter (an exclamation, noise, etc): to deliver a cry of exultation
to discharge or release (something, such as a blow or shot) suddenly
(mainly US) to cause (voters, constituencies, etc) to support a given candidate, cause, etc: can you deliver the Bronx?
deliver oneself of, to speak with deliberation or at length: to deliver oneself of a speech
(informal) deliver the goods, to produce or perform something promised or expected
deliver de·liv·er (dĭ-lĭv’ər)
v. de·liv·ered, de·liv·er·ing, de·liv·ers
To assist a woman in giving birth to a baby.
To extract something from an enclosed place, as a foreign body or a tumor.
The price; cost; esp a bill at a restaurant or bar (1755+)
In addition to the idiom beginning with deliver
verb (used with object), deluded, deluding. 1. to mislead the mind or judgment of; deceive: His conceit deluded him into believing he was important. 2. Obsolete. to mock or frustrate the hopes or aims of. 3. Obsolete. to elude; evade. verb (transitive) 1. to deceive the mind or judgment of; mislead; beguile 2. (rare) to […]
noun 1. a great flood of water; inundation; flood. 2. a drenching rain; downpour. 3. anything that overwhelms like a flood: a deluge of mail. 4. the Deluge, flood (def 3). verb (used with object), deluged, deluging. 5. to flood; inundate. 6. to overrun; overwhelm: She was deluged with congratulatory letters. noun 1. a great […]
adjective, defter, deftest. 1. dexterous; nimble; skillful; clever: deft hands; a deft mechanic. adjective 1. quick and neat in movement; nimble; dexterous
verb (used with object) 1. to bear or pay all or part of (the costs, expenses, etc.): The grant helped defray the expenses of the trip. verb 1. (transitive) to furnish or provide money for (costs, expenses, etc); pay