›[C or U]the act of taking goods, letters, parcels, etc. to a place: Please allow 14 days for delivery.mail/parcel/postal deliverya delivery driver/truck/vanon deliveryThere's a 10% deposit to be paid, and then the balance has to be paid on delivery of the car.next-day/same-day/overnight deliveryThe company has established links with florists across the UK for a same-day delivery service.express/free deliveryThe supermarket rose to the challenge with cost cuts and successful expansion into internet sales and home delivery.delivery address/charges/termsThey make two deliveries a day.
›[C]an amount of goods received: There were several faulty items in the last delivery.
›[U]the act of providing a service or supplying something to a customer: The new proposals will allow the delivery of high-speed internet access without a phone line.Providing targeted medical advice over the internet is the highest level yet of what the government calls the electronic delivery of public services.
›[U]LAWa situation in which a buyer is given control of something they have bought: For a deed to convey ownership, there must be delivery and acceptance.
›[U]FINANCEused in the trading of futures to talk about the date when the shares or commodities (= goods) will be available to the buyer: The price of gold for December delivery fell 20 cents an ounce.
take delivery of sth›to receive goods that you have bought: Once the fashion show finishes, department store buyers will choose, order, and take delivery of clothes from all over the world.