browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
deliver

more about deliver

deliver


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  liberate,  as  from  control;  to  give  up  to  free  to 
  save;  to  rescue  from  evil  actual  or  feared;  --  often  with 
  from  or  out  of  as  to  deliver  one  from  captivity,  or  from 
  fear  of  death. 
 
  He  that  taketh  warning  shall  deliver  his  soul. 
  --Ezek. 
  xxxiii  5. 
 
  Promise  was  that  I  Should  Israel  from  Philistian 
  yoke  deliver.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  give  or  transfer;  to  yield  possession  or  control  of  to 
  part  with  (to);  to  make  over  to  commit;  to  surrender;  to 
  resign;  --  often  with  up  or  over  to  or  into 
 
  Thou  shalt  deliver  Pharaoh's  cup  into  his  hand. 
  --Gen.  xl  13. 
 
  The  constables  have  delivered  her  over  --Shak. 
 
  The  exalted  mind  All  sense  of  woe  delivers  to  the 
  wind.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  To  make  over  to  the  knowledge  of  another;  to  communicate; 
  to  utter;  to  speak;  to  impart. 
 
  Till  he  these  words  to  him  deliver  might  --Spenser. 
 
  Whereof  the  former  delivers  the  precepts  of  the  art, 
  and  the  latter  the  perfection.  --Bacon. 
 
  4.  To  give  forth  in  action  or  exercise;  to  discharge;  as  to 
  deliver  a  blow;  to  deliver  a  broadside,  or  a  ball. 
 
  Shaking  his  head  and  delivering  some  show  of  tears. 
  --Sidney. 
 
  An  uninstructed  bowler  .  .  .  thinks  to  attain  the 
  jack  by  delivering  his  bowl  straightforward  upon  it 
  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  5.  To  free  from  or  disburden  of  young;  to  relieve  of  a 
  child  in  childbirth;  to  bring  forth;  --  often  with  of 
 
  She  was  delivered  safe  and  soon.  --Gower. 
 
  Tully  was  long  ere  he  could  be  delivered  of  a  few 
  verses,  and  those  poor  ones.  --Peacham. 
 
  6.  To  discover;  to  show  [Poetic] 
 
  I  'll  deliver  Myself  your  loyal  servant.  --Shak. 
 
  7.  To  deliberate.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  8.  To  admit  to  allow  to  pass.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  Syn:  To  {Deliver},  {Give  Forth},  {Discharge},  {Liberate}, 
  {Pronounce},  {Utter}. 
 
  Usage:  Deliver  denotes,  literally,  to  set  free  Hence  the 
  term  is  extensively  applied  to  cases  where  a  thing  is 
  made  to  pass  from  a  confined  state  to  one  of  greater 
  freedom  or  openness.  Hence  it  may  in  certain 
  connections,  be  used  as  synonymous  with  any  or  all  of 
  the  above-mentioned  words  as  will  be  seen  from  the 
  following  examples:  One  who  delivers  a  package  gives 
  it  forth;  one  who  delivers  a  cargo  discharges  it  one 
  who  delivers  a  captive  liberates  him  one  who  delivers 
  a  message  or  a  discourse  utters  or  pronounces  it  when 
  soldiers  deliver  their  fire,  they  set  it  free  or  give 
  it  forth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deliver  \De*liv"er\,  a.  [OF.  delivre  free  unfettered.  See 
  {Deliver},  v.  t.] 
  Free  nimble;  sprightly;  active.  [Obs.] 
 
  Wonderly  deliver  and  great  of  strength.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deliver 
  v  1:  deliver  (a  speech,  oration,  or  idea);  "The  commencement 
  speaker  presented  a  forceful  speech  that  impressed  the 
  students"  [syn:  {present}] 
  2:  bring  to  a  destination,  make  a  delivery 
  3:  to  surrender  someone  or  something  to  another;  "the  guard 
  delivered  the  criminal  to  the  police"  [syn:  {hand  over},  {turn 
  in},  {get  in},  {render}] 
  4:  free  from  harm  or  evil  [syn:  {rescue}] 
  5:  hand  over  to  the  authorities  of  another  country  [syn:  {extradite}, 
  {deport},  {surrender}] 
  6:  as  of  a  verdict,  by  a  jury  [syn:  {render},  {return}] 
  7:  utter  (an  exclamation,  noise,  etc.);  "The  students 
  delivered  a  cry  of  joy" 
  8:  from  sins,  as  in  religious  dogma  [syn:  {redeem},  {save}] 
  9:  present;  "deliver  a  speech";  "deliver  a  blow" 
  10:  free  from  a  burden,  evil,  or  distress  [syn:  {relieve}] 
  11:  relinquish  possession  or  control  over  "The  squatters  had  to 
  surrender  the  building  after  the  police  moved  in"  [syn:  {surrender}, 
  {cede},  {give  up}] 
  12:  give  birth  (to  a  newborn);  "My  wife  had  twins  yesterday!" 
  [syn:  {give  birth},  {bear},  {birthe},  {birth},  {have}] 




more about deliver