"delay" Definition

  1. v. A putting off or deferring; procrastination; lingering inactivity; stop; detention; hindrance.
  2. n. To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before.
  3. n. 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.
  4. n. To allay; to temper.
  5. v. i. To move slowly; to stop for a time; to linger; to tarry.

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Position in dictionary: 25443 of 111710 words.
Word Type: v., n., n., n., v. i.,
Words that start with "delay": 7
Words that end with "delay": 2
Words that contain "delay": 8
Next words in dictionary: delayed, delayer, delaying, delayingly, delayment, delays, dele, deleble, delectable, delectate
Previous words in dictionary: delawares, delaware, delator, delation, delating, delated, delate, delassation, delapsion, delapsing

English Dictionary Definition of delay

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