Meaning of DELAY in English
noun to allay; to temper.
2. delay ·v a putting off or deferring; procrastination; lingering inactivity; stop; detention; hindrance.
3. delay ·vi to move slowly; to stop for a time; to linger; to tarry.
4. delay ·noun to put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before.
5. delay ·noun 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.
Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Webster. 2012