delivery

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From Anglo-Norman, from Old French delivrer.

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delivery ‎(plural deliveries)

  1. The act of conveying something.
    The delivery was completed by four.
    delivery of a nuclear missile to its target
  2. The item which has been conveyed.
    Your delivery is on the table.
  3. The act of giving birth
    The delivery was painful.
  4. (baseball) A pitching motion.
    His delivery has a catch in it.
  5. (baseball) A thrown pitch.
    Here is the delivery; ... strike three!
  6. The manner of speaking.
    The actor's delivery was flawless.
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 55
      I shall not tell what Dr. Coutras related to me in his words, but in my own, for I cannot hope to give at second hand any impression of his vivacious delivery.
    • 2012 June 3, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Mr. Plow” (season 4, episode 9; originally aired 11/19/1992)”[1]:
      Half of the comedy in West’s self-deprecating appearance on “Mr. Plow” comes from the veteran actor’s purring, self-satisfied delivery as he tells a deeply unnerved Bart and Lisa of the newfangled, less groovy cinematic Batman
  7. (medicine) The administration of a drug.
    Drug delivery system.
  8. (cricket) A ball bowled.
  9. (curling) The process of throwing a stone.
  10. (genetics) Process of introducing foreign DNA into host cells.

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