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delay

delay - Dictionary definition and meaning for word delay

Definition
(noun) time during which some action is awaited
Synonyms : hold , postponement , time lag , wait
Example Sentence
  • instant replay caused too long a delay
  • he ordered a hold in the action

Definition
(noun) the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
Synonyms : holdup

Definition
(verb) cause to be slowed down or delayed
Synonyms : detain , hold up
Example Sentence
  • Traffic was delayed by the bad weather
  • she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform

Definition
(verb) act later than planned, scheduled, or required
Example Sentence
  • Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered

Definition
(verb) stop or halt
Synonyms : detain , stay
Example Sentence
  • Please stay the bloodshed!

Definition
(verb) slow the growth or development of
Synonyms : check , retard
Example Sentence
  • The brain damage will retard the child's language development

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