Definition of Delay

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

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