AskDefine | Define delivery

Dictionary Definition



1 the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail); "his reluctant delivery of bad news" [syn: bringing]
2 the event of giving birth; "she had a difficult delivery"
3 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" [syn: manner of speaking, speech]
4 the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another [syn: livery, legal transfer]
5 (baseball) the throwing of a baseball by a pitcher to a batter [syn: pitch]
6 recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives" [syn: rescue, deliverance, saving]
7 the act of delivering a child [syn: obstetrical delivery]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The act of conveying something
    The delivery was completed by four.
  2. The item which has been conveyed
    Your delivery is on the table.
  3. The act of giving birth
    The delivery was painful.
  4. A pitching motion
    His delivery has a catch in it.
  5. A thrown pitch
    Here is the delivery; ... strike three!
  6. The manner of speaking
    The actor's delivery was flawless.
  7. administration of a drug
    Drug delivery system.
  8. The process of throwing a stone


The act of conveying something (1) the item which has been conveyed (2) the act of giving birth (3) a pitching motion (4)
a thrown pitch (5)
the manner of speaking (6)
administration of a drug (7)


  1. The place where a delivery happens
    The delivery room is just down the hall.
  2. The person who performs a delivery
    The delivery man is here.

Extensive Definition

Delivery may refer to:
delivery in German: Delivery

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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