de·liv·ery /dɪˈlɪv(ə)ri, di-/
de·liv·ery /dɪˈlɪv(ə)rɪ/ 名詞
De·liv·er·y, n.; pl. Deliveries
1. The act of delivering from restraint; rescue; release; liberation; as, the delivery of a captive from his dungeon.
2. The act of delivering up or over; surrender; transfer of the body or substance of a thing; distribution; as, the delivery of a fort, of hostages, of a criminal, of goods, of letters.
3. The act or style of utterance; manner of speaking; as, a good delivery; a clear delivery.
4. The act of giving birth; parturition; the expulsion or extraction of a fetus and its membranes.
5. The act of exerting one's strength or limbs.
Neater limbs and freer delivery. --Sir H. Wotton.
6. The act or manner of delivering a ball; as, the pitcher has a swift delivery.
n 1: the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or
mail); "his reluctant delivery of bad news" [syn: bringing]
2: the event of giving birth; "she had a difficult delivery"
3: your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself
orally; "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her
speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight
accent in his speech" [syn: manner of speaking, speech]
4: the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession)
from one party to another [syn: livery, legal transfer]
5: (baseball) the throwing of a baseball by a pitcher to a
batter [syn: pitch]
6: recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the
deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of
lives" [syn: rescue, deliverance, saving]
7: the act of delivering a child [syn: obstetrical delivery]