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Delay meaning

delay - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. A putting off or deferring; procrastination; lingering inactivity; stop; detention; hindrance.
  4. 4. To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before.
  5. 5. To allay; to temper.
  6. 6. To move slowly; to stop for a time; to linger; to tarry.
  7. 7. Lingering; detention; stay.
  8. 8. To linger.
  9. 9. To put off; defer; retard.

delay - examples of usage

  1. But you must come early, for I cannot delay. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  2. " There's no reason for delay, either," said the girl. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
  3. " Do you wish for delay? - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
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