deliver
verb (delivered; delivering) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French deliverer, delivrer, from Late Latin deliberare, from Latin de- + liberare to liberate Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to set free <
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil — Matthew 6:13(Authorized Version)
>
2. a. to take and hand over to or leave for another ; convey <
deliver a package
>
b. hand over, surrender <
delivered the prisoners to the sheriff
>
<
delivered themselves over to God
>
3. a. (1) to assist in giving birth (2) to aid in the birth of b. to give birth to c. to cause (oneself) to produce as if by giving birth <
has delivered himself of half an autobiography — H. C. Schonberg
>
4. speak, sing, utter <
delivered their lines with style
>
<
deliver a song
>
<
deliver a speech
>
5. to send (something aimed or guided) to an intended target or destination <
ability to deliver nuclear warheads
>
<
delivered a fastball
>
6. a. to bring (as votes) to the support of a candidate or cause b. to come through with ; produce <
can deliver the best results
>
<
the new car delivers high gas mileage
>
intransitive verb to produce the promised, desired, or expected results ; come through <
can't deliver on all these promises
>
Synonyms: see rescuedeliverability noundeliverable adjectivedeliverer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Deliver — 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 {Liberate}.] 1. To set free from restraint; to set at liberty; to release; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deliver — de·liv·er vt ered, er·ing: to transfer possession of (property) to another: put into the possession or exclusive control of another a deed must be deliver ed to be effective W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al. see also gift compare bail …   Law dictionary

  • deliver — [v1] transfer, carry bear, bring, cart, come across with*, convey, dish out*, distribute, drop, fork over*, gimme*, give, hand, hand carry, hand over, pass, put on, put out, remit, transport, truck; concepts 108,217 Ant. hold, keep, retain… …   New thesaurus

  • deliver — [di liv′ər] vt. [ME delivren < OFr délivrer < VL deliberare, to liberate < de , intens. + liberare, to LIBERATE] 1. to set free or save from evil, danger, or restraint; liberate [delivered from bondage] 2. to assist (a female) at the… …   English World dictionary

  • Deliver — Álbum de estudio de The Mamas the Papas Publicación Febrero de 1967 Grabación Otoño de 1966 Género(s) Rock …   Wikipedia Español

  • Deliver — De*liv er, a. [OF. delivre free, unfettered. See {Deliver}, v. t.] Free; nimble; sprightly; active. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Wonderly deliver and great of strength. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deliver — Album par The Mamas the Papas Sortie février 1967 Durée 35:04 Genre folk rock pop psychédélique Producteur Lou Adler …   Wikipédia en Français

  • deliver — in addition to its established physical meanings to do with bringing and providing things, has developed a vogue intransitive use (without an object) equivalent to ‘provide what is agreed or expected’: • Mrs. Gandhi could not deliver on her… …   Modern English usage

  • deliver — ► VERB 1) bring and hand over (a letter or goods) to the appropriate recipient. 2) provide (something promised or expected). 3) save or set free. 4) state or present in a formal manner. 5) assist in the birth of. 6) (also be delivered of) give… …   English terms dictionary

  • deliver — (v.) c.1200, save, rescue, set free, liberate, from O.Fr. delivrer to set free; remove; save, preserve; hand over (goods), also used of childbirth, from L.L. deliberare, from de away (see DE (Cf. de )) + L. liberare to free (see LIBERAL (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • deliver — 1 *free, release, liberate, discharge, emancipate, manumit, enfranchise Analogous words: *escape, elude, evade: *extricate, disencumber, disentangle: voice, utter, vent, *express Contrasted words: confine, circumscribe, restrict, *limit …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”