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Meaning of DELIVER

Pronunciation:  di'livur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  give birth (to a newborn); "My wife had twins yesterday!"
  2. [v]  deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"
  3. [v]  utter (an exclamation, noise, etc.); "The students delivered a cry of joy"
  4. [v]  pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment"
  5. [v]  bring to a destination, make a delivery; "our local super market delivers"
  6. [v]  throw or hurl, as in baseball; "The pitcher delivered the ball"
  7. [v]  relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"
  8. [v]  to surrender someone or something to another; "the guard delivered the criminal to the police"; "render up the prisoners"; "render the town to the enemy"
  9. [v]  carry out or perform; "deliver an attack", "deliver a blow"; "The boxer drove home a solid left"
  10. [v]  hand over to the authorities of another country
  11. [v]  free from harm or evil
  12. [v]  from sins, as in religious dogma

DELIVER is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: bear, birth, cede, deport, drive home, extradite, get in, give birth, give up, hand over, have, pitch, present, redeem, render, render, rescue, return, surrender, surrender, turn in
 See Also: bail, bring, bring forth, bring through, carry through, communicate, conceive, consign, convey, discharge, drop, drop, emit, expel, fetch, foal, get, gift, give, give away, hand, kick out, kitten, lamb, land, let loose, let out, litter, misdeliver, mouth, pass, pass, pass on, pass on, present, process, produce, pull through, put across, put down, reach, relieve, repatriate, reprieve, salvage, salve, save, sell, serve, set down, sign away, sign over, speak, speechify, strike out, swear out, talk, throw, throw out, turn over, twin, unload, utter, verbalise, verbalize, yield up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \De*liv"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delivered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Delivering}.] [F. d['e]livrer, LL. deliberare to
    liberate, give over, fr. L. de + liberare to set free. See
    1. To set free from restraint; to set at liberty; to release;
       to liberate, as from control; to give up; to free; to
       save; to rescue from evil actual or feared; -- often with
       from or out of; as, to deliver one from captivity, or from
       fear of death.
             He that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
                                                   xxxiii. 5.
             Promise was that I Should Israel from Philistian
             yoke deliver.                         --Milton.
    2. To give or transfer; to yield possession or control of; to
       part with (to); to make over; to commit; to surrender; to
       resign; -- often with up or over, to or into.
             Thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand.
                                                   --Gen. xl. 13.
             The constables have delivered her over. --Shak.
             The exalted mind All sense of woe delivers to the
             wind.                                 --Pope.
    3. To make over to the knowledge of another; to communicate;
       to utter; to speak; to impart.
             Till he these words to him deliver might. --Spenser.
             Whereof the former delivers the precepts of the art,
             and the latter the perfection.        --Bacon.
    4. To give forth in action or exercise; to discharge; as, to
       deliver a blow; to deliver a broadside, or a ball.
             Shaking his head and delivering some show of tears.
             An uninstructed bowler . . . thinks to attain the
             jack by delivering his bowl straightforward upon it.
                                                   --Sir W.
    5. To free from, or disburden of, young; to relieve of a
       child in childbirth; to bring forth; -- often with of.
             She was delivered safe and soon.      --Gower.
             Tully was long ere he could be delivered of a few
             verses, and those poor ones.          --Peacham.
    6. To discover; to show. [Poetic]
             I 'll deliver Myself your loyal servant. --Shak.
    7. To deliberate. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    8. To admit; to allow to pass. [Obs.] --Bacon.
    Syn: To {Deliver}, {Give Forth}, {Discharge}, {Liberate},
         {Pronounce}, {Utter}.
    Usage: Deliver denotes, literally, to set free. Hence the
           term is extensively applied to cases where a thing is
           made to pass from a confined state to one of greater
           freedom or openness. Hence it may, in certain
           connections, be used as synonymous with any or all of
           the above-mentioned words, as will be seen from the
           following examples: One who delivers a package gives
           it forth; one who delivers a cargo discharges it; one
           who delivers a captive liberates him; one who delivers
           a message or a discourse utters or pronounces it; when
           soldiers deliver their fire, they set it free or give
           it forth.
  2. \De*liv"er\, a. [OF. delivre free, unfettered. See
    {Deliver}, v. t.]
    Free; nimble; sprightly; active. [Obs.]
          Wonderly deliver and great of strength.  --Chaucer.
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