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Definition 1: recovery or preservation from loss or danger - [noun denoting act]

Samples where delivery or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • work is the deliverance of mankind
  • a surgeon's job is the saving of lives

Synonyms for delivery in the sense of this definition

(delivery is a kind of ...) the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)

(... is a kind of delivery ) saving the lives of drowning persons

"he took a course in lifesaving"

(... is a kind of delivery ) (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil

(... is a kind of delivery ) rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course

"the reclamation of delinquent children"

(... is a kind of delivery ) the act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a shipwreck or a fire

(... is a kind of delivery ) the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction

(... is a kind of delivery ) saving someone or something from harm or from an unpleasant situation

"the salvation of his party was the president's major concern"

(... is a kind of delivery ) a rescue mission to search for survivors and to rescue them

Definition 2: the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for delivery in the sense of this definition

(delivery is a kind of ...) act of transferring property title from one person to another

(... is a kind of delivery ) the delivery of a principal into lawful custody

(... is a kind of delivery ) the delivery of personal property in trust by the bailor to the bailee

Definition 3: the act of delivering a child - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for delivery in the sense of this definition

(delivery is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

(... is a kind of delivery ) delivery of an infant whose feet or buttocks appear first

(... is a kind of delivery ) the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)

(... is a kind of delivery ) delivery in which forceps are inserted through the vagina and used to grasp the head of the fetus and pull it through the birth canal; since the forceps can injure the fetus this procedure has generally given way to cesarean deliveries

(... is a kind of delivery ) assisting women at childbirth

(... is part of delivery) the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child

Definition 4: (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for delivery in the sense of this definition

(delivery is a kind of ...) the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)

"the catcher made a good throw to second base"

(... is a kind of delivery ) an errant pitch that the catcher cannot be expected to catch and that allows a base runner to advance a base

(... is a kind of delivery ) a pitch thrown sidearm instead of overhead

(... is a kind of delivery ) (baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders

"this pitcher throws more strikes than balls"

(... is a kind of delivery ) an illegal pitch in which a foreign substance (spit or Vaseline) is applied to the ball by the pitcher before he throws it

(... is a kind of delivery ) a pitch that curves downward rapidly as it approaches the plate

(... is a kind of delivery ) a pitch with reverse spin that curves toward the side of the plate from which it was thrown

(... is a kind of delivery ) a pitch that the catcher should have caught but did not; allows a base runner to advance a base

(... is a kind of delivery ) a baseball pitch in which the hand moves above the shoulder

(... is a kind of delivery ) a baseball pitch thrown with little speed or spin

(... is a kind of delivery ) (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity

"he swung late on the fastball" "he showed batters nothing but smoke"

(... is a kind of delivery ) a pitch thrown deliberately close to the batter

(... is a kind of delivery ) a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter

(... is a kind of delivery ) a baseball thrown with little velocity when the batter is expecting a fastball

(... is a kind of delivery ) a baseball deliberately thrown at the batter's head

(... is a kind of delivery ) a pitch that is not in the strike zone

"he threw nine straight balls before the manager yanked him"

(... is a kind of delivery ) an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base

(delivery belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 5: the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where delivery or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his reluctant delivery of bad news

Synonyms for delivery in the sense of this definition

(delivery is a kind of ...) the act of moving something from one location to another

(... is a kind of delivery ) delivery of supplies or equipment or personnel by dropping them by parachute from an aircraft

"until then, front line troops will be supplied by airdrop"

(... is a kind of delivery ) the delivery of goods for sale or disposal

(... is a kind of delivery ) the act of passing something to another person

(... is a kind of delivery ) the delivery and collection of letters and packages

"it came by the first post" "if you hurry you'll catch the post"

(... is a kind of delivery ) the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone

"he accepted service of the subpoena"

Definition 6: your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where delivery or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his manner of speaking was quite abrupt
  • her speech was barren of southernisms
  • I detected a slight accent in his speech

Synonyms for delivery in the sense of this definition

(delivery is a kind of ...) a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period

"all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"

(... is a kind of delivery ) the patterns of stress and intonation in a language

(... is a kind of delivery ) an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture

(... is a kind of delivery ) the quality of a person's voice

"he began in a conversational tone" "he spoke in a nervous tone of voice"

(... is a kind of delivery ) a manner of speaking that is distinctive of a particular group of people

(... is a kind of delivery ) a manner of speaking

"he spoke with a thick tongue" "she has a glib tongue"

(... is a kind of delivery ) a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)

(... is a kind of delivery ) the manner of speaking to another individual

"he failed in his manner of address to the captain"

(... is a kind of delivery ) a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified

(... is part of delivery) the use of manner of speaking to communicate particular meanings

Definition 7: the event of giving birth - [noun denoting event]

Samples where delivery or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she had a difficult delivery

(delivery is a kind of ...) the event of being born

"they celebrated the birth of their first child"

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