Meaning of DELIVERY in English

/ 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.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.