Meaning of “delay” - Learner’s Dictionary

delay

noun [ C, U ] us uk /dɪˈleɪ/
Extra Examples
an unavoidable delayThe pilot apologized to passengers for the delay.The official reason for the delay is bad weather.This announcement follows months of inaction and delay.Passengers faced delays of up to six hours.

A2 a period when you have to wait longer than expected for something to happen:

An accident caused long delays on the UK motorway/ US freeway.

(Definition of “delay noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)