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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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