/ dɪˈlɪvəri; NAmE / noun ( pl. -ies )
[ U , C ] the act of taking goods, letters, etc. to the people they have been sent to :
a delivery van
Please pay for goods on delivery (= when you receive them) .
Allow 28 days for delivery .
Is there a postal / mail delivery on Saturdays?
( formal )
When can you take delivery of (= be available to receive) the car?
( figurative )
the delivery of public services
[ C , U ] the process of giving birth to a baby :
an easy / difficult delivery
a delivery room / ward (= in a hospital, etc.)
[ sing. ] the way in which sb speaks, sings a song, etc. in public :
The beautiful poetry was ruined by her poor delivery.
[ C ] a ball that is thrown, especially in cricket or baseball :
a fast delivery
see cash noun
late Middle English : from Anglo-Norman French delivree , feminine past participle of delivrer , based on Latin de- away + liberare set free.