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delivery

noun uk   /dɪˈlɪv.ər.i/ us    /-ɚ-/

delivery noun (LETTERS, ETC.)

B1 [C or U] the act of taking goods, letters, parcels, etc. to people's houses or places of work: We get two deliveries of mail (= it is delivered twice) a day. You can pay for the carpet on delivery (= when it is delivered). We expect to take delivery of (= receive) our new car next week. a delivery van
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delivery noun (GIVING)

[S] the way in which someone speaks in public: the actor's delivery [C or U] in some sports, such as cricket or baseball, the act of throwing the ball towards the person with the bat, in order for that person to try to hit the ball: That was a good delivery from Thompson. The pitcher is famous for the speed of his delivery.

delivery noun (BIRTH)

[C] a birth
Translations of “delivery”
in Korean 배달…
in Arabic تَوْصيل…
in Portuguese entrega, envio…
in Catalan repartiment, lliurament…
in Japanese 配達…
in Italian consegna…
in Chinese (Traditional) 信件等, 運送, 遞送,投遞…
in Russian доставка, роды…
in Turkish (posta, paket vb.) dağıtım, teslimat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 信件等, 运送, 递送,投递…
in Polish dostarczenie, dowóz, doręczenie…
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