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Definitions of delay

  1. To linger; to stop for a time. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To put off; to postpone; make late; hinder for a time. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To put off to another time: to defer: to hinder or retard. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To put off; defer; retard. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To put off; postpone; detain; retard; hinder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To move slowly; to stop for a time; to linger; to tarry. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To act or proceed slowly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To pause, linger, or put off time. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To linger. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. A putting off or deferring; procrastination; lingering inactivity; stop; detention; hindrance. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To act slowly; procrastinate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To put off; to defer; to retard; to detain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To put off; to defer; to hinder for a time; to postpone; to protract; to linger. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Delaying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To allay; to temper. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Postponement; detention; as, the delay was caused by a storm; procrastination. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Delayer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. A putting off or deferring; pa.p. delayed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Lingering; detention; stay. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. A putting off; postponement; procrastination; hindrance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Putting off, or deferring; lingering; detention. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. A putting off; the time lost; hindrance of motion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. Delayed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for delay

  1. For yet a little while, and, He that is to come will come and will not delay – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  2. But then I cannot be a witness to Peggy's delight, for if you delay so long I will have to be off to Melbourne before that time. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
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