delivery

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n delivery the act of delivering a child
    • n delivery recovery or preservation from loss or danger "work is the deliverance of mankind","a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"
    • n delivery (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
    • n delivery the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail) "his reluctant delivery of bad news"
    • n delivery the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another
    • n delivery 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"
    • n delivery the event of giving birth "she had a difficult delivery"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Hong Kong, delivery times are primarily influenced by traffic conditions on elevators. It often takes drivers longer to travel vertically than horizontally, as access to elevators is so congested during "high peak" hours. This is due to the volume of people residing in high rises
    • Delivery The act of delivering from restraint; rescue; release; liberation; as, the delivery of a captive from his dungeon.
    • Delivery 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.
    • Delivery The act of exerting one's strength or limbs. "Neater limbs and freer delivery ."
    • Delivery The act of giving birth; parturition; the expulsion or extraction of a fetus and its membranes.
    • Delivery The act or manner of delivering a ball; as, the pitcher has a swift delivery .
    • Delivery The act or style of utterance; manner of speaking; as, a good delivery; a clear delivery.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A United Parcel Service delivery person typically makes up to 300 pickups or deliveries a day. That compares to someone doing 600 sets of step aerobics a day.
    • n delivery The act of setting free; the act of freeing from bondage, danger, or evil of any kind; release; rescue; deliverance.
    • n delivery A giving or passing from one to another; the act of transferring or handing over to another: as, the delivery of goods or of a deed; the delivery of a parcel or a letter.
    • n delivery Surrender; a giving up.
    • n delivery In law, the placing of one person in legal possession of a thing by another.
    • n delivery Aid given in the act of parturition; the bringing forth of offspring; childbirth.
    • n delivery Utterance; enunciation; manner of speaking or singing.
    • n delivery The act of sending or putting forth; emission; discharge: as, the delivery of the ball in base-ball, cricket, etc.; the delivery of fire or of a charge in battle; the delivery of a blow from the shoulder.
    • n delivery Capacity for pouring out or disburdening of contents: as, the delivery of a pipe.
    • n delivery Free motion or use of the limbs; activity; agility.
    • n delivery In founding, allowance or free play given to a pattern so that it can be readily lifted from the mold. Also called draw-taper.
    • n delivery In a cotton-mill, the quantity of sliver delivered from a machine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Delivery the act of delivering: a giving up: the act or manner of speaking in public, of discharging a shot, of throwing a cricket-ball, of pouring water, &c.: the act of giving birth
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Quotations

  • Napoleon Hill
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    “There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.”
  • Norman Cousins
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    “A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
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    “Prophecy: The art and practice of selling one's credibility for future delivery.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “It is delivery that makes the orators success.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. délivrer—L. de, from, liberāre, to set free—liber, free.

Usage

In literature:

He was still puzzling over the thing when a boy came with a special delivery letter for the sheriff.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
I sent for a cab and started for the places where the delivery carts were waiting.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
Delivery shall take place in a room with washable walls, ceilings and doors.
"Rules and regulations governing maternity hospitals and homes ... September, 1922" by California. State Board of Charities and Corrections
It's about time the Cardinals got a guy with a right-hand delivery!
"Baseball Joe in the Big League" by Lester Chadwick
Connect the other end of the bulb tube with the delivery tube from the gas reservoir.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
As to the manner of their delivery I know not.
"In Doublet and Hose" by Lucy Foster Madison
He assured us heartily, as he gave us our change, that we should have immediate delivery.
"The Van Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
All deliveries of new machines were made by air.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
The piston now is solid, and the upper valve is situated in the delivery pipe.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
The message had been given them, and they waited only to pledge themselves to its faithful delivery.
"The Bridge of the Gods" by Frederic Homer Balch
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In poetry:

I congratulate you,
'Twas a hard labour, but 'tis out at last;
The pangs of the delivery won't hurt you.
Go on with undiminished zeal, and people
Heaven, when no longer fit to people earth.
"Nathan The Wise - Act III" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
I used his phone (one of his phones)
to get deliveries of beer and
cheap whisky. the town was ten miles away,
downhill. I peeled my poor dollars from my poor
roll. and the boy needed a tip, of
course.
"O, We Are The Outcasts" by Charles Bukowski

In news:

A Fort Myers man expecting a delivery got a lot more than just a package.
Collision with UPS delivery truck kills La.
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers respond to a fatal wreck Thursday involving a United Parcel Service delivery truck and a bicycle.
VERO BEACH — A senior citizen was hospitalized after a delivery truck struck his vehicle late Thursday morning, police said.
Authorities say that a delivery truck was pulled onto the shoulder of the roadway.
Josh Simmons loads frozen treats made by Blue Bell Creameries into a delivery truck last week in the Roane Regional Business and Technology Park.
A big food distribution truck with a Maramont Corporation decal on the side, and several deliveries worth of pre-plated school meals, is missing.
A Maramont crew had just finished making a delivery at Edward Steel Elementary in Tioga-Nicetown just before the school bell Friday morning.
Sears and another company will have to pay a 75-year-old Fresno man almost $4-million after a Sears delivery truck hit him.
President Obama on Thursday toured a Missouri factory that makes electric delivery truck s, dismissing criticism of his program to provide federal funding to promote electric vehicles.
Collector's 1936 Coke delivery truck to become 'traveling ambassador' for Auburn museum.
A Myrtle Point man had to be extricated from the delivery van he was driving on the Powers Highway.
Man Sentenced in Stolen Newspaper Delivery Van Case.
MINI Creates An Urban-Hipster Delivery Van .
Fire crews were called to the scene of a delivery van on fire in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania early Thursday morning.
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In science:

However, the detection of the lost packet usually takes much more time than a successful delivery.
Coordinate restrictions of linear operators in $l_2^n$
Leveraging the ubiquity of such notification systems for user modeling and recommendation delivery is an open research issue.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Personalized Information Delivery: An Analysis of Information Filtering Methods.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Ancient methods such as hand-to-hand delivery and steganography could be used for some applications.
Noise Secured Internet
The most significant improvement of the ATOA over existing online archives (such as NRAO15 and MAST16 ) is the data delivery mechanism.
Data storage, processing and visualisation for the ATCA
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