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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·lay /dɪˈle, di-/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 延遲 DL

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·lay, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Delayed p. pr. & vb. n. Delaying.]
 1. To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before.
    My lord delayeth his coming.   --Matt. xxiv. 48.
 2. 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.
 Thyrsis! whose artful strains have oft delayed
 The huddling brook to hear his madrigal.   --Milton.
 3. To allay; to temper. [Obs.]
    The watery showers delay the raging wind.   --Surrey.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·lay n.; pl. Delays   A putting off or deferring; procrastination; lingering inactivity; stop; detention; hindrance.
    Without any delay, on the morrow I sat on the judgment seat.   --Acts xxv. 17.
    The government ought to be settled without the delay of a day.   --Macaulay.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·lay, v. i. To move slowly; to stop for a time; to linger; to tarry.
    There seem to be certain bounds to the quickness and slowness of the succession of those ideas, . . . beyond which they can neither delay nor hasten.   --Locke.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay
           caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the
           action" [syn: hold, time lag, postponement, wait]
      2: the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being
         put off until a later time [syn: holdup]
      v 1: 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" [syn: detain, hold up] [ant: rush]
      2: act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay
         your application to graduate school or else it won't be
      3: stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!" [syn: stay, detain]
      4: slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will
         retard the child's language development" [syn: check, retard]