Pronunciation: (di-liv'ur), [key]
1. to carry and turn over (letters, goods, etc.) to the intended recipient or recipients: to deliver mail; to deliver a package.
2. to give into another's possession or keeping; surrender: to deliver a prisoner to the police; to deliver a bond.
3. to bring (votes) to the support of a candidate or a cause.
4. to give forth in words; utter or pronounce: to deliver a verdict; to deliver a speech.
5. to give forth or emit: The oil well delivers 500 barrels a day.
6. to strike or throw: to deliver a blow.
7. to set free or liberate: The Israelites were delivered from bondage.
8. to release or save: Deliver me from such tiresome people!
9. to assist (a female) in bringing forth young: The doctor delivered her of twins.
10. to assist at the birth of: The doctor delivered the baby.
11. to give birth to: She delivered twins at 4 a.m.
12. to disburden (oneself) of thoughts, opinions, etc.
13. to make known; assert.

1. to give birth.
2. to provide a delivery service for goods and products: The store delivers free of charge.
3. to do or carry out as promised: an ad agency known for delivering when a successful campaign is needed.

Archaic.agile; quick.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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