Definition and Meanings for delay
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Part of Speech of delay
noun, verb, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb
Etymology of delay
Meaning of delay
as noun, verb
- a putting off or deferring; procrastination; lingering inactivity; stop; detention; hindrance.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun
- to put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before.
- 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.
- to allay; to temper.
as intransitive verb
- to move slowly; to stop for a time; to linger; to tarry.