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English noun: delivery

1. delivery (act) the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)


SamplesHis reluctant delivery of bad news.


Synonymsbringing


Broader (hypernym)conveyance, transfer, transferral, transport, transportation


Narrower (hyponym)airdrop, consignment, handing over, passage, post, service, service of process, serving

2. delivery (event) the event of giving birth


SamplesShe had a difficult delivery.


Broader (hypernym)birth, nascence, nascency, nativity

3. delivery (communication) your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally


SamplesHis manner of speaking was quite abrupt.
Her speech was barren of southernisms.
I detected a slight accent in his speech.


Synonymsmanner of speaking, speech


Broader (hypernym)expressive style, style


Narrower (hyponym)address, catch, elocution, inflection, inflection, modulation, prosody, shibboleth, tone, tone of voice, tongue


Part meronymparalanguage, paralinguistic communication

4. delivery (act) the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another


Synonymslegal transfer, livery


Broader (hypernym)conveyance, conveyance of title, conveyancing, conveying


Narrower (hyponym)bailment, surrender

5. delivery (act) (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter


Synonymspitch


Broader (hypernym)throw


Narrower (hyponym)balk, ball, beanball, beaner, bender, breaking ball, bullet, change-of-pace, change-of-pace ball, change-up, curve, curve ball, duster, fastball, heater, hummer, knuckleball, knuckler, off-speed pitch, overhand pitch, passed ball, screwball, sinker, smoke, spitball, spitter, strike, submarine ball, submarine pitch, wild pitch


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

6. delivery (act) recovery or preservation from loss or danger


SamplesWork is the deliverance of mankind.
A surgeon's job is the saving of lives.


Synonymsdeliverance, rescue, saving


Broader (hypernym)recovery, retrieval


Narrower (hyponym)lifesaving, reclamation, redemption, reformation, salvage, salvage, salvation, salvation, search and rescue mission

7. delivery (act) the act of delivering a child


Synonymsobstetrical delivery


Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity


Narrower (hyponym)abdominal delivery, breech birth, breech delivery, breech presentation, C-section, caesarean, caesarean delivery, caesarean section, caesarian, caesarian delivery, caesarian section, cesarean, cesarean delivery, cesarean section, cesarian, cesarian section, forceps delivery, midwifery


Part meronymaccouchement, childbearing, childbirth, vaginal birth









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