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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɪˈlɪvə(ɹ)/
- (General American) IPA(key): /dɪˈlɪvɚ/
- Rhymes: -ɪvə(ɹ)
Audio (US) (file)
- Hyphenation: de‧liv‧er
- To set free from restraint or danger.
- (process) To do with birth.
- To assist in the birth of.
- the doctor delivered the baby
- (formal, with "of") To assist (a female) in bearing, that is, in bringing forth (a child).
- the duchess was delivered of a son
- the doctor is expected to deliver her of a daughter tomorrow
- (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) c. 1386–1390, John Gower, edited by Reinhold Pauli, Confessio Amantis of John Gower: Edited and Collated with the Best Manuscripts, volumes (please specify |volume=I, II, or III), London: Bell and Daldy […], published 1857, →OCLC:
- Sche was delivered sauf and sone
- 1890, James George Frazer, The Golden Bough, volume 2, page 133:
- The queen has already been delivered, and is presenting her daughter to several goddesses, who have acted the part of midwives.
- To give birth to.
- she delivered a baby boy yesterday
- To assist in the birth of.
- To free from or disburden of anything.
- 1622, Henry Peacham, The Compleat Gentleman:
- Tully was long ere he could be delivered of a few verses, and those poor ones.
- To bring or transport something to its destination.
- deliver a package
- deliver the mail
- To hand over or surrender (someone or something) to another.
- deliver the thief to the police
- c. 1596–1599 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Second Part of Henry the Fourth, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act V, scene iv]:
- The constables have delivered her over.
- (intransitive, transitive, informal) To produce what is expected or required.
- 2004, Detroit News, Detroit Pistons: Champions at Work, page 86:
- "You know, he plays great sometimes when he doesn't score," Brown said. "Tonight, with Rip (Richard Hamilton) struggling, we needed somebody to step up, and he really did. He really delivered."
- 2020 February 18, “UK to close door to non-English speakers and unskilled workers”, in The Guardian:
- However, ministers argue they are delivering the Brexit demanded by the electorate – and say it is time for businesses to wean themselves off cheap migrant labour.
- 2023 November 29, 'Mystery Shopper', “Does the railway deliver for passengers?”, in RAIL, number 997, page 53:
- But overall, I think the railway delivered very well on my travels. I'd give it 9/10 - there are just a few little rough edges that need smoothing off.
- To express in words or vocalizations, declare, utter, or vocalize.
- 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter I, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC:
- The stories did not seem to me to touch life. […] They left me with the impression of a well-delivered stereopticon lecture, with characters about as life-like as the shadows on the screen, and whisking on and off, at the mercy of the operator.
- 2012 May 27, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “New Kid On The Block” (season 4, episode 8; originally aired 11/12/1992)”, in The Onion AV Club:
- It’s a lovely sequence cut too short because the show seems afraid to give itself over to romance and whimsy and wistfulness when it has wedgie jokes to deliver.
- 2018 February 24, Paul Rees, “Finn Russell masterminds historic Scotland victory over England”, in The Guardian, London, archived from the original on 22 April 2018:
- England went into the interval 22-6 down, a second [Owen] Farrell penalty their only response to Scotland’s burst of tries. They had not conceded more points in a Six Nations match in the Eddie Jones era and when the whistle blew for the interval, Dylan Hartley formed his players into a circle to deliver a rallying cry.
- deliver a speech
- To give forth in action or exercise; to discharge.
- to deliver a blow
- a. 1587, Philippe Sidnei [i.e., Philip Sidney], “(please specify the page number)”, in Fulke Greville, Matthew Gwinne, and John Florio, editors, The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia [The New Arcadia], London: […] [John Windet] for William Ponsonbie, published 1590, →OCLC; republished in Albert Feuillerat, editor, The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia (Cambridge English Classics: The Complete Works of Sir Philip Sidney; I), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: University Press, 1912, →OCLC:
- shaking his head and delivering some show of tears
- To discover; to show.
- (medicine) To administer a drug.
- (to set free): free, loose, rid, outbring
- (to express): utter, outbring
- (produce what was required): come through, come up with the goods
to set free
to assist in giving birth
to give birth
to free from or disburden of anything
to bring or transport something to its destination
to hand over or surrender
to meet expectations
to express in words
to give forth in action or exercise; to discharge
to discover; to show
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- (rare) Capable, agile, or active.
- 1562, George Cavendish, The Life of Cardinal Wolsey:
- Therefore my policy and advice shall be this: That about the dead time of the night, when our enemies be most quiet at rest, there shall issue from us a number of the most deliverest soldiers to assault their camp; who shall give the assault right secretly, even directly against the entry of the camp, which is almost invincible.
- 1887, William Minto, The Mediation of Ralph Hardelot:
- "More skillful!" interrupted the host. "He is the most deliver at that exercise I have ever set eyes on."
- “deliver”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
- “deliver”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.