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Delivery appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Delivery men eye kayaks Kay, a key enemy, reviled.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun delivery:

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Definition of the noun delivery

What does delivery mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: deliveries

  1. the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
  2. the event of giving birth
  3. your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
  4. the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another
  5. (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
    • domain: ball / baseball / baseball game
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of delivery: pitch
    • more generic word: throw = the act of throwing
    • more specific terms:
      • balk = an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base
      • ball = a pitch that is not in the strike zone
      • beanball / beaner = a baseball deliberately thrown at the batter's head
      • change-of-pace ball / off-speed pitch / change-of-pace / change-up = a baseball thrown with little velocity when the batter is expecting a fastball
      • breaking ball / curve ball / bender / curve = a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter
      • duster = a pitch thrown deliberately close to the batter
      • fastball / bullet / heater / hummer / smoke = a pitch thrown with maximum velocity
      • knuckleball / knuckler = a baseball pitch thrown with little speed or spin
      • overhand pitch = a baseball pitch in which the hand moves above the shoulder
      • passed ball = a pitch that the catcher should have caught but did not
      • screwball = a pitch with reverse spin that curves toward the side of the plate from which it was thrown
      • sinker = a pitch that curves downward rapidly as it approaches the plate
      • spitball / spitter = an illegal pitch in which a foreign substance (spit or Vaseline) is applied to the ball by the pitcher before he throws it
      • strike = a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders
      • submarine pitch / submarine ball = a pitch thrown sidearm instead of overhead
      • wild pitch = an errant pitch that the catcher cannot be expected to catch and that allows a base runner to advance a base
  6. recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of delivery: deliverance / rescue / saving
    • more generic words: recovery / retrieval = the act of regaining or saving something lost
    • more specific terms:
      • lifesaving = saving the lives of drowning persons
      • redemption / salvation = the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
      • reclamation / reformation = rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course
      • salvage = the act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a shipwreck or a fire
      • salvage = the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction
      • salvation = saving someone or something from harm or from an unpleasant situation
      • search and rescue mission = a rescue mission to search for survivors and to rescue them
  7. the act of delivering a child

Alternative definition of the noun delivery


  1. The act of conveying something
  2. The item which has been conveyed
  3. The act of giving birth
  4. [baseball] A pitching motion
  5. [baseball] A thrown pitch
  6. The manner of speaking
  7. [medicine] administration of a drug
  8. [cricket] A ball bowled
  9. [curling] The process of throwing a stone

Specialised definition of the noun delivery

Glossary of sports / bowling

a bowler's entire movement, from approach to follow-through

Definition of the adjective delivery

What does delivery mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more delivery / most delivery

  1. Related to 'delivery'.


  1. "Delivery" is a 2013 American horror film. This film was written by Brian Netto and Adam Schindler, directed by Brian Netto and produced by Adam Schindler.
  2. "Delivery" is a 2007 animation short film written and directed by Till Nowak.
  3. "Delivery" is a 2004 drama film written by Nikos Panayotopoulos and Michel Fais and directed by Nikos Panayotopoulos.
  4. "Delivery" is a film, directed by Jose Z. Cassella.
  5. "Delivery" a.k.a. "Nacimiento" is a film written and directed by Martín Mejía Rugeles.

Phrases with Delivery

Phrases starting with the word Delivery:

  1. delivery boy
  2. delivery van
  3. delivery truck

Phrases ending with the word Delivery:

  1. care delivery
  2. jail delivery
  3. breech delivery
  4. cash on delivery
  5. forceps delivery
  6. general delivery
  7. special delivery
  8. cesarean delivery
  9. abdominal delivery
  10. caesarean delivery
  11. caesarian delivery
  12. healthcare delivery
  13. rural free delivery
  14. health care delivery
  15. obstetrical delivery
  16. frank breech delivery

Other phrase containing the word Delivery:

  1. gene delivery vector

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Delivery

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Google previewSuccessful Freelance Court Reporting (2001)

by Dana Chipkin

The rate for immediate delivery is the page rate received for handing the attorney (s) a disk at the conclusion of the proceeding. This pertains to reporters who are performing realtime or who give the attorney(s) what is referred to as a dirty daily ...

Google previewFixed-Income Synthetic Assets (1992)

Packaging, Pricing, and Trading Strategies for Financial Professionals by Perry H. Beaumont

Take delivery means that the investor is required to purchase a Treasury Bill at the offer-side rate of discount where the Treasury Bill future expires. Conversely, an investor who sells a Treasury Bill future and holds the position until the future ...

Google previewMusical Rhetoric (2014)

Foundations and Annotation Schemes by Patrick Saint-Dizier

The delivery or action The delivery is the oral presentation of the discourse to a given audience. This latter step, which can involve the memorization of the ...

Google previewObstetric Anesthesia and Uncommon Disorders (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A vaginal delivery is the birth of offspring (babies in humans) in mammals through the vagina. It is the natural method of birth for all mammals except monotremes, which lay eggs ...

Google previewThe Power of Speech (2010)

by Jonas Gabrielsen

GOOD DELIVERY IS AN ACQUIRED COMPETENCE Many people see a good delivery as the result of a natural talent, that is, something that a person has either always been good or bad at. However, this is not entirely true .

Google previewSupreme Court Advance Decisions

As ordinarily understood, delivery means the transfer of the possession of the instrument by the maker or drawer with intent to transfer title to the payee and recognize him as the holder thereof. DECISION BELLOSILLO, J.: RAUL H.

Google previewMedical Management of the Surgical Patient (2016)

Medicine, Medicine by CTI Reviews

A vaginal delivery is the birth of offspring (babies in humans) in mammals through the vagina.

Google previewReference Service Policies in ARL Libraries (1994)

Disabilities Document Delivery is a centralized service which uses intralibrary loan for patron requests made at King Library which must be referred to associate and branch libraries. Turnaround time for Disabilities Document Delivery, if forms ...

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2009)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Labour Also knownby thetraditional terms parturition, childbirthor delivery, this is the process by which the baby and subsequently the placenta areexpelled from the mother's body. The onset oflabour is often preceded by a 'show' – the loss of ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1896)

by James Cockcroft, David Shephard Garland, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield

Delivery Not Essential where there Is No Written Evidence of Debt. — Where there is no written obligation or evidence of debt, an oral assignment of the debt without any delivery, either ...

Google previewA Complete Encyclopedia of Virginia Law (1922)

Being a Concise But Complete Alphabetical Presentation of the Present Common and Statute Law, Civil and Criminal of the Commonwealth Based on the Monumental Works of Dr. B. Minor, Etc.; with Forms by Samuel Need Hurst

A seal or scroll affixed after delivery is not sufficient (107 Va. 1£4) ; and probably one scroll to several signatures is not sufficient, where they say "Witness our hands and seals" (8 Grat. 63, 67). A circle or rectangle of ink, with or without the word ...

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Quotes about Delivery

One type of poem
And that is life.
One type of delivery
And that is time delivery.

The aim of life
is only one
that is to live
objective of life
is to maintain
peace and harmony. (Gajanan Mishra)
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Scrabble value of D2E1L1I1V4E1R1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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