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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  delayed 
  adj  1:  caused  to  be  slower  or  later  "the  delayed  plane  finally 
  arrived"  [ant:  {expedited}] 
  2:  not  as  far  along  as  normal  in  development 




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