deliver

/dəˈlɪvə / (say duh'livuh)

verb (t)
1. to give up or surrender; give into another's possession or keeping.
2. to carry and pass over (letters, goods, etc.) to the intended recipient or recipients.
3. to direct; cast; cause to move in a certain direction: the bowler delivers the ball to the batsman.
4. to strike: to deliver a blow.
5. to give forth or produce: our mines are still delivering 192 million tonnes of coal each year.
6. to give forth in words; utter or pronounce: to deliver a verdict.
7. to bring forth (young); give birth to.
8. to assist (a female) in giving birth.
9. to assist at the birth of.
10. Obsolete to disburden (oneself) of thoughts, opinions, etc.
11. to set free; liberate.
12. to release or save: deliver us from evil.
verb (i)
13. to make a delivery or deliveries.
14. to give birth.
15. to provide a delivery service.
16. to perform a task competently and professionally; come up to expectations: he seems to have the qualifications, but can he deliver?
phrase
17. deliver a serve, Colloquial to make an opening statement as part of a planned debate.
18. deliver (someone) of, to free, rid, clear, etc., oneself from something.: She was delivered of a fine baby boy.
19. deliver the goods, Colloquial to bring good results; provide a good outcome.
{Middle English delivre(n), from French délivrer, from Late Latin dēlīberāre set free}
deliverer, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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