Delay De*lay", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Delaying}.] [OF. deleer, delaier, fr. the noun d['e]lai, or directly fr. L. dilatare to enlarge, dilate, in LL., to put off. See {Delay}, n., and cf. {Delate}, 1st {Defer}, {Dilate}.] 1. To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before. [1913 Webster]

My lord delayeth his coming. --Matt. xxiv. 48. [1913 Webster]

2. To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time; to retard the motion, or time of arrival, of; as, the mail is delayed by a heavy fall of snow. [1913 Webster]

Thyrsis! whose artful strains have oft delayed The huddling brook to hear his madrigal. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To allay; to temper. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The watery showers delay the raging wind. --Surrey. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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