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DELIVERY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does delivery mean? 

DELIVERY (noun)
  The noun DELIVERY has 7 senses:

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
6. recovery or preservation from loss or danger
7. the act of delivering a child

  Familiarity information: DELIVERY used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DELIVERY (noun)


Sense 1delivery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

delivery; bringing

Context example:

his reluctant delivery of bad news

Hypernyms ("delivery" is a kind of...):

conveyance; transfer; transferral; transportation (the act of moving something from one location to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "delivery"):

service; service of process; serving (the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone)

post (the delivery and collection of letters and packages)

handing over; passage (the act of passing something to another person)

consignment (the delivery of goods for sale or disposal)

airdrop (delivery of supplies or equipment or personnel by dropping them by parachute from an aircraft)


Sense 2delivery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The event of giving birth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

she had a difficult delivery

Hypernyms ("delivery" is a kind of...):

birth; nascence; nascency; nativity (the event of being born)


Sense 3delivery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

manner of speaking; delivery; speech

Context examples:

his manner of speaking was quite abrupt / her speech was barren of southernisms / I detected a slight accent in his speech

Hypernyms ("delivery" is a kind of...):

expressive style; style (a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "delivery"):

inflection; prosody (the patterns of stress and intonation in a language)

elocution (an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture)

tone; tone of voice (the quality of a person's voice)

shibboleth (a manner of speaking that is distinctive of a particular group of people)

tongue (a manner of speaking)

inflection; modulation (a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified)

catch (a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion))

address (the manner of speaking to another individual)

Holonyms ("delivery" is a part of...):

paralanguage; paralinguistic communication (the use of manner of speaking to communicate particular meanings)


Sense 4delivery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

legal transfer; livery; delivery

Hypernyms ("delivery" is a kind of...):

conveyance; conveyance of title; conveyancing; conveying (act of transferring property title from one person to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "delivery"):

surrender (the delivery of a principal into lawful custody)

bailment (the delivery of personal property in trust by the bailor to the bailee)


Sense 5delivery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

pitch; delivery

Hypernyms ("delivery" is a kind of...):

throw (the act of throwing (propelling something through the air with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist))

Domain category:

baseball; baseball game (a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "delivery"):

passed ball (a pitch that the catcher should have caught but did not; allows a base runner to advance a base)

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 ((baseball) 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 ball; submarine pitch (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)

overhand pitch (a baseball pitch in which the hand moves above the shoulder)

knuckleball; knuckler (a baseball pitch thrown with little speed or spin)

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; change-of-pace ball; change-up; off-speed pitch (a baseball thrown with little velocity when the batter is expecting a fastball)

bender; breaking ball; curve; curve ball (a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approach the batter)

duster (a pitch thrown deliberately close to the batter)

bullet; fastball; heater; hummer; smoke ((baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity)


Sense 6delivery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Recovery or preservation from loss or danger

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

deliverance; rescue; saving; delivery

Context examples:

work is the deliverance of mankind / a surgeon's job is the saving of lives

Hypernyms ("delivery" is a kind of...):

recovery; retrieval (the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "delivery"):

search and rescue mission (a rescue mission to search for survivors and to rescue them)

salvation (saving someone or something from harm of from an unpleasant situation)

salvage (the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction)

salvage (the act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a shipwreck or a fire)

reclamation; reformation (rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course)

redemption; salvation ((Christianity) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil)

lifesaving (saving the lives of drowning persons)


Sense 7delivery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of delivering a child

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

obstetrical delivery; delivery

Hypernyms ("delivery" is a kind of...):

deed; effort; exploit; feat (a notable achievement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "delivery"):

breech birth; breech delivery; breech presentation (delivery of an infant whose feet or buttocks appear first)

abdominal delivery; C-section; caesarean; caesarean delivery; caesarean section; caesarian; caesarian delivery; caesarian section; cesarean; cesarean delivery; cesarean section; cesarian; cesarian section (the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way))

forceps delivery (delivery in which forceps are inserted through the vagina and used to grasp the head of the fetus and pull it through the birth canal; since the forceps can injure the fetus this procedure has generally given way to cesarean deliveries)

midwifery (assisting women at childbirth)

Holonyms ("delivery" is a part of...):

accouchement; childbearing; childbirth; vaginal birth (the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child)


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