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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delivery  \De*liv"er*y\,  n.;  pl  {Deliveries}. 
  1.  The  act  of  delivering  from  restraint;  rescue;  release; 
  liberation;  as  the  delivery  of  a  captive  from  his 
  dungeon. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  delivering  up  or  over  surrender;  transfer  of 
  the  body  or  substance  of  a  thing  distribution;  as  the 
  delivery  of  a  fort,  of  hostages,  of  a  criminal,  of  goods, 
  of  letters. 
 
  3.  The  act  or  style  of  utterance;  manner  of  speaking;  as  a 
  good  delivery;  a  clear  delivery. 
 
  4.  The  act  of  giving  birth;  parturition;  the  expulsion  or 
  extraction  of  a  fetus  and  its  membranes. 
 
  5.  The  act  of  exerting  one's  strength  or  limbs. 
 
  Neater  limbs  and  freer  delivery.  --Sir  H. 
  Wotton. 
 
  6.  The  act  or  manner  of  delivering  a  ball;  as  the  pitcher 
  has  a  swift  delivery. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pronunciation  \Pro*nun`ci*a"tion\  (?;  277),  n.  [F. 
  pronunciation,  L.  pronunciatio.  See  {Pronounce}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  uttering  with  articulation;  the  act  of  giving 
  the  proper  sound  and  accent;  utterance;  as  the 
  pronunciation  of  syllables  of  words  distinct  or 
  indistinct  pronunciation. 
 
  2.  The  mode  of  uttering  words  or  sentences. 
 
  3.  (Rhet.)  The  art  of  manner  of  uttering  a  discourse  publicly 
  with  propriety  and  gracefulness;  --  now  called  {delivery}. 
  --J.  Q.  Adams. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  delivery 
  n  1:  the  act  of  delivering  or  distributing  something  (as  goods  or 
  mail);  "his  reluctant  delivery  of  bad  news"  [syn:  {bringing}] 
  2:  the  event  of  giving  birth;  "she  had  a  difficult  delivery" 
  3:  your  characteristic  style  or  manner  of  expressing  yourself 
  orally;  "his  manner  of  speaking  was  quite  abrupt";  "her 
  speech  was  barren  of  southernisms";  "I  detected  a  slight 
  accent  in  his  speech"  [syn:  {manner  of  speaking},  {speech}] 
  4:  the  voluntary  transfer  of  something  (title  or  possession) 
  from  one  party  to  another  [syn:  {livery},  {legal  transfer}] 
  5:  the  act  of  delivering  a  child  [syn:  {obstetrical  delivery}] 
  6:  the  throwing  of  a  baseball  by  a  pitcher  to  a  batter  [syn:  {pitch}] 
  7:  recovery  or  preservation  from  loss  or  danger;  "work  is  the 
  deliverance  of  mankind"  or  "a  surgeon's  job  is  the  saving 
  of  lives"  [syn:  {rescue},  {deliverance},  {saving}] 




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