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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  My  lord  delayeth  his  coming.  --Matt.  xxiv. 
  48. 
 
  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. 
 
  Thyrsis!  whose  artful  strains  have  oft  delayed  The 
  huddling  brook  to  hear  his  madrigal.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  allay;  to  temper.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  watery  showers  delay  the  raging  wind.  --Surrey. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delay  \De*lay"\,  v.  i. 
  To  move  slowly;  to  stop  for  a  time;  to  linger;  to  tarry. 
 
  There  seem  to  be  certain  bounds  to  the  quickness  and 
  slowness  of  the  succession  of  those  ideas,  .  .  .  beyond 
  which  they  can  neither  delay  nor  hasten.  --Locke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delay  \De*lay"\,  n.;  pl  {Delays}.  [F.  d['e]lai,  fr  OF  deleer 
  to  delay,  or  fr  L.  dilatum  which  though  really  from  a 
  different  root,  is  used  in  Latin  only  as  a  p.  p.  neut.  of 
  differre  to  carry  apart,  defer,  delay.  See  {Tolerate},  and 
  cf  {Differ},  {Delay},  v.] 
  A  putting  off  or  deferring;  procrastination;  lingering 
  inactivity;  stop;  detention;  hindrance. 
 
  Without  any  delay,  on  the  morrow  I  sat  on  the  judgment 
  seat.  --Acts  xxv. 
  17. 
 
  The  government  ought  to  be  settled  without  the  delay  of 
  a  day  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  delay 
  n  1:  time  during  which  some  action  is  awaited;  "instant  replay 
  caused  too  long  a  delay";  "he  ordered  a  hold  in  the 
  action"  [syn:  {hold},  {time  lag},  {postponement},  {wait}] 
  2:  the  act  of  delaying  [syn:  {holdup},  {detention}] 
  v  1:  cause  to  be  slowed  down  or  delayed;  "Traffic  was  delayed  by 
  the  bad  weather"  [syn:  {detain},  {hold  up}]  [ant:  {rush}] 
  2:  act  later  than  planned  or  scheduled 
  3:  stop  or  halt;  "Please  stay  the  bloodshed!"  [syn:  {stay},  {detain}] 




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