Definitions of deliver

  1. To make over to the knowledge of another; to communicate; to utter; to speak; to impart. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To give forth in action or exercise; to discharge; as, to deliver a blow; to deliver a broadside, or a ball. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To discover; to show. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To admit; to allow to pass. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Free; nimble; sprightly; active. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To free from, or disburden of, young; to relieve of a child in childbirth; to bring forth; - often with of. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To set free; save; yield possession or control of; carry and hand to an owner; send forth vigorously; discharge; communicate; utter; as, to deliver a speech. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To liberate or set free from restraint or danger: to rescue from evil or fear: to give up, or part with: to communicate: to pronounce: to give forth, as a blow, etc.: to relieve a woman in childbirth. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To set free; rescue; give up; give; utter. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To set free; rescue; save. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To give; give up; communicate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To utter; speak formally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. utter (an exclamation, noise, etc.); "The students delivered a cry of joy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. bring to a destination, make a delivery; "our local super market delivers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. carry out or perform; "deliver an attack", "deliver a blow"; "The boxer drove home a solid left" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball; "The pitcher delivered the ball" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. save from sins Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. To free from danger or restraint; to rescue; to give; to transfer; to give up; to disburden of a child; to communicate; to pronounce; to give forth; to discharge. To deliver up, to surrender. To deliver over, to give or pass from one to another; to surrender or resign. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. To set at liberty; to free; to save; to rescue; to give or transfer, as from one person to another; to utter; to pronounce; to surrender; to disburden or relieve of a child in childbirth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for deliver

  1. But to whom should he deliver up the will, and how should he frame the words? – Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope
  2. Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; to deliver their soul from death. – The Poorhouse Waif and His Divine Teacher by Isabel C. Byrum