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Noun: delivery  di'li-vu-ree
  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
    "his delivery was quite abrupt";
    - 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 or softball by the pitcher towards home plate, which initiates play by giving the batter a chance to hit it
    - pitch
  6. Recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    "work is the delivery of mankind";
    - rescue, deliverance, saving
  7. The act of delivering a child
    - obstetrical delivery

Derived forms: deliveries

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