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Definitions of delay

  1. act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. A putting off or deferring; procrastination; lingering inactivity; stop; detention; hindrance. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time; to retard the motion, or time of arrival, of; as, the mail is delayed by a heavy fall of snow. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To allay; to temper. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To move slowly; to stop for a time; to linger; to tarry. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Delaying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To put off; to postpone; make late; hinder for a time. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To act or proceed slowly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Postponement; detention; as, the delay was caused by a storm; procrastination. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Delayer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Delayed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. To put off to another time: to defer: to hinder or retard. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. To pause, linger, or put off time. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. A putting off or deferring; pa.p. delayed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Lingering; detention; stay. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To linger. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To put off; defer; retard. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. To put off; postpone; detain; retard; hinder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. To act slowly; procrastinate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A putting off; postponement; procrastination; hindrance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Putting off, or deferring; lingering; detention. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. To put off; to defer; to retard; to detain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. To linger; to stop for a time. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. de-l[=a]', v.t. to put off to another time: to defer: to hinder or retard.--v.i. to pause, linger, or put off time.--n. a putting off or deferring: a lingering: hinderance:--pr.p. delay'ing; pa.p. delayed'.--n. DELAY'ER.--adv. DELAY'INGLY. [O. Fr. delaier--L. differre, dil[=a]tum--dis, apart, ferre, to carry.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  33. de-l[=a]', v.t. (Spens.) to temper, dilute, weaken. [Fr. délayer, dilute--L. deliqu[=a]re, clarify.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  34. Postpone (ment), deferring), put (ting) off, loiter (ing), be (ing) tardy, wait; hinder, hindrance. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. n. [French] A putting off or deferring; procrastination;—a lingering; stay; stop; detention; hindrance. Cabinet Dictionary
  36. A deferring, procrastination; stay, stop. Complete Dictionary

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