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delay


 
  Troponyms  (hyponyms)  of  verb  delay 
 
  2  of  3  senses  of  delay 
 
  Sense  1 
  delay,  detain,  hold  up 
  =>  catch 
  =>  stall 
  =>  buy  time 
 
  Sense  2 
  delay 
  =>  hesitate,  pause 
  =>  procrastinate,  stall,  drag  one's  feet,  shillyshally,  dilly-dally,  dillydally 
  =>  postpone,  hold  over  put  over  table,  shelve,  set  back  defer,  remit,  put  off 
 
  Troponyms  (hyponyms)  of  verb  delay 
 
  2  of  3  senses  of  delay 
 
  Sense  1 
  delay,  detain,  hold  up 
  =>  catch 
  =>  stall 
  =>  buy  time 
 
  Sense  2 
  delay 
  =>  hesitate,  pause 
  =>  hem  and  haw 
  =>  scruple 
  =>  procrastinate,  stall,  drag  one's  feet,  shillyshally,  dilly-dally,  dillydally 
  =>  postpone,  hold  over  put  over  table,  shelve,  set  back  defer,  remit,  put  off 
  =>  call 
  =>  hold 
  =>  respite 
  =>  suspend 
  =>  probate 
  =>  reprieve,  respite 
 
  Entailment  of  verb  delay 
 
 
  Synonyms/Hypernyms  (Ordered  by  Frequency)  of  verb  delay 
 
  3  senses  of  delay 
 
  Sense  1 
  delay,  detain,  hold  up 
  =>  decelerate,  slow,  slow  down  slow  up  retard 
 
  Sense  2 
  delay 
  =>  wait,  hold  off  hold  back 
 
  Sense  3 
  stay,  detain,  delay 
  =>  check,  retard 
 
  Familiarity  of  verb  delay 
 
  delay  used  as  a  verb  is  uncommon  (polysemy  count  =  3) 
 
  Synonyms  (Grouped  by  Similarity  of  Meaning)  of  verb  delay 
 
  Sense  1 
  delay,  detain,  hold  up 
  =>  decelerate,  slow,  slow  down  slow  up  retard 
  -------------- 
 
  Sense  2 
  delay 
  =>  wait,  hold  off  hold  back 
  -------------- 
 
  Sense  3 
  stay,  detain,  delay 
  =>  check,  retard 
  -------------- 
 
  Grep  of  noun  delay 
  acoustic  delay  line 
  delay 
  delay  line 
  delayed  action 
  delayed  allergy 
  delayer 
  electromagnetic  delay  line 
  roundelay 
  sonic  delay  line 
  time-delay  measuring  instrument 
  time-delay  measuring  system 
 
  Overview  of  noun  delay 
 
  The  noun  delay  has  2  senses  (first  2  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (2)  delay,  hold  time  lag,  postponement,  wait  --  (time  during  which  some  action  is  awaited;  "instant  replay  caused  too  long  a  delay";  "he  ordered  a  hold  in  the  action") 
  2.  (2)  delay,  holdup  --  (the  act  of  delaying) 
 
  Overview  of  verb  delay 
 
  The  verb  delay  has  3  senses  (first  3  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (8)  delay,  detain,  hold  up  --  (cause  to  be  slowed  down  or  delayed;  "Traffic  was  delayed  by  the  bad  weather") 
  2.  (6)  delay  --  (act  later  than  planned  or  scheduled) 
  3.  (3)  stay,  detain,  delay  --  (stop  or  halt;  "Please  stay  the  bloodshed!") 
 
  Grep  of  adj  delay 
  delayed 
  delayed-action 
 
  Overview  of  noun  delay 
 
  The  noun  delay  has  2  senses  (first  2  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (2)  delay,  hold  time  lag,  postponement,  wait  --  (time  during  which  some  action  is  awaited;  "instant  replay  caused  too  long  a  delay";  "he  ordered  a  hold  in  the  action") 
  2.  (2)  delay,  holdup  --  (the  act  of  delaying) 
 
  Overview  of  verb  delay 
 
  The  verb  delay  has  3  senses  (first  3  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (8)  delay,  detain,  hold  up  --  (cause  to  be  slowed  down  or  delayed;  "Traffic  was  delayed  by  the  bad  weather") 
  2.  (6)  delay  --  (act  later  than  planned  or  scheduled) 
  3.  (3)  stay,  detain,  delay  --  (stop  or  halt;  "Please  stay  the  bloodshed!") 



delay definition