'Deliver' definitions:

Definition of 'deliver'

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Deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students" [syn: deliver, present]
Bring to a destination, make a delivery; "our local super market delivers"
To surrender someone or something to another; "the guard delivered the criminal to the police"; "render up the prisoners"; "render the town to the enemy"; "fork over the money" [syn: hand over, fork over, fork out, fork up, turn in, deliver, render]
Free from harm or evil [syn: rescue, deliver]
Hand over to the authorities of another country; "They extradited the fugitive to his native country so he could be tried there" [syn: extradite, deliver, deport]
Pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment" [syn: render, deliver, return]
Utter (an exclamation, noise, etc.); "The students delivered a cry of joy"
Save from sins [syn: deliver, redeem, save]
Carry out or perform; "deliver an attack", "deliver a blow"; "The boxer drove home a solid left" [syn: deliver, drive home]
Relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in" [syn: surrender, cede, deliver, give up]
Throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball; "The pitcher delivered the ball" [syn: deliver, pitch]
Cause to be born; "My wife had twins yesterday!" [syn: give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have]

Definition of 'Deliver'

  • Deliver \De*liv"er\, a. [OF. delivre free, unfettered. See Deliver, v. t.] Free; nimble; sprightly; active. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
  • Wonderly deliver and great of strength. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Deliver'

  • Deliver \De*liv"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Delivered; p. pr. & vb. n. Delivering.] [F. d['e]livrer, LL. deliberare to liberate, give over, fr. L. de + liberare to set free. See Liberate.]
  • 1. 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. [1913 Webster]
  • He that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. --Ezek. xxxiii. 5. [1913 Webster]
  • Promise was that I Should Israel from Philistian yoke deliver. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. 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. [1913 Webster]
  • Thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand. --Gen. xl. 13. [1913 Webster]
  • The constables have delivered her over. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • The exalted mind All sense of woe delivers to the wind. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To make over to the knowledge of another; to communicate; to utter; to speak; to impart. [1913 Webster]
  • Till he these words to him deliver might. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
  • Whereof the former delivers the precepts of the art, and the latter the perfection. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. To give forth in action or exercise; to discharge; as, to deliver a blow; to deliver a broadside, or a ball. [1913 Webster]
  • Shaking his head and delivering some show of tears. --Sidney. [1913 Webster]
  • An uninstructed bowler . . . thinks to attain the jack by delivering his bowl straightforward upon it. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
  • 5. To free from, or disburden of, young; to relieve of a child in childbirth; to bring forth; -- often with of. [1913 Webster]
  • She was delivered safe and soon. --Gower. [1913 Webster]
  • Tully was long ere he could be delivered of a few verses, and those poor ones. --Peacham. [1913 Webster]
  • 6. To discover; to show. [Poetic] [1913 Webster]
  • I 'll deliver Myself your loyal servant. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 7. To deliberate. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
  • 8. To admit; to allow to pass. [Obs.] --Bacon.
  • Syn: To Deliver, Give Forth, Discharge, Liberate, Pronounce, Utter.
  • Usage: Deliver denotes, literally, to set free. Hence the term is extensively applied to cases where a thing is made to pass from a confined state to one of greater freedom or openness. Hence it may, in certain connections, be used as synonymous with any or all of the above-mentioned words, as will be seen from the following examples: One who delivers a package gives it forth; one who delivers a cargo discharges it; one who delivers a captive liberates him; one who delivers a message or a discourse utters or pronounces it; when soldiers deliver their fire, they set it free or give it forth. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'deliver'

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