delivery meaning

[ di'livəri ] Pronunciation:   "delivery" in a sentence
  • Noun: delivery  di'livuree
    1. The act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
      "his reluctant delivery of bad news"
      - bringing 
    2. The event of giving birth
      "she had a difficult delivery" 
    3. Your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
      - manner of speaking, speech 
    4. The voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another
      - livery, legal transfer 
    5. (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
      - pitch 
    6. Recovery or preservation from loss or danger
      - rescue, deliverance, saving 
    7. 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

    Encyclopedia: Delivery

  • [Business]
    noun (plural deliveries)


    1 [U,C]

    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

    2 [C]

    a load of goods that is received:

    The store receives one delivery of books a week.

    ❖ to get/receive/wait for a delivery

    3 [U]

    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

  • [Economics]
    1) The completion of the physical operation of transferring goods, mail, etc., to its proper destination.

    2) The goods so transferred.

    3) The transfer of title to property, assets, etc., from one owner to another.

    4) The final act required to bring a deed into force.

  • [Finance]
    The tender and receipt of an actual commodity or financial instrument in settlement of a futures contract.

  • [Law]
    n. The transfer of possession of property from one person to another. Under the Sale of Goods Act 1979, a seller delivers goods to a buyer if he delivers them physically, if he makes symbolic delivery by delivering the document of title to them (e.g.a bill of lading) or other means of control over them (e.g. the keys of a warehouse in which they are stored), or if a third party who is holding them acknowledges that he now holds them for the buyer. In constructive delivery, the seller agrees that he holds the goods on behalf of the buyer or the buyer has possession of the goods under a hire-purchase agreement and becomes owner on making the final payment.


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  2. i would guarantee delivery and quality.
  3. rural delivery is a blessing to the farmers.
  4. a lady has just gone to the delivery room.
  5. the date of delivery has n't been fixed yet.

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