Noun: delivery di'livuree
- The act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
"his reluctant delivery of bad news"
- The event of giving birth
"she had a difficult delivery"
- Your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
- manner of speaking, speech
- The voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another
- livery, legal transfer
- (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
- Recovery or preservation from loss or danger
- rescue, deliverance, saving
- The act of delivering a child
- obstetrical delivery
Derived forms: deliveries
See also: deliver, deliverable
Type of: act, birth, conveyance, conveyance of title, conveyancing, conveying, deed, expressive style, human action, human activity, nascence, nascency, nativity, recovery, retrieval, style, throw, transfer, transferral, transport, transportation
Part of: accouchement, childbearing, childbirth, paralanguage, paralinguistic communication, vaginal birth
noun (plural deliveries)
CASH BEFORE DELIVERY, GENERAL DELIVERY, NEARBY DELIVERY, NON-DELIVERY, PART DELIVERY, RECORDED DELIVERY, SPECIAL DELIVERY, SPOT DELIVERY
the act of taking goods, letters, etc. to the people they have been sent to:
They offer guaranteed next-day delivery to any home in the UK.
Please pay for the goods on delivery (= when you receive them)
◆ Allow 28 days for delivery.
Is there a delivery charge?
The airline will take delivery of (= receive) 11 new planes in 2006.
We do all our deliveries in the morning.
Brent crude oil for April delivery (= a contract to have this oil delivered in April) was up 50 cents. See note at DISTRIBUTION
❖ express/fast/next-day/overnight/same-day delivery
◆ to do/make a delivery
◆ a delivery boy/business/man/van
a load of goods that is received:
The store receives one delivery of books a week.
❖ to get/receive/wait for a delivery
the act of supplying sth or providing a service to sb/sth:
improving the delivery of public services
a new training delivery system
4 (Law ) [U,C]
the act of sb receiving or getting control of sth they have bought:
Delivery will take place at the seller's place of business.
◆ (only used in written English) Risk of damage to the equipment shall pass to the purchaser on delivery.
5 (Production ) [C, usually pl., U]
a product that is made and sent to a customer; the process of making goods and sending them to customers:
Boeing expects deliveries of 300-350 aircraft next year, of which 50% are firm orders from overseas customers.
He wants to make sure we maintain the quality and the delivery time (= how long it takes to make and deliver a product).
a delivery time/schedule/target