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"delivery" in American English

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deliverynoun

 us   /dɪˈlɪv·ə·ri/
  • delivery noun (TAKING GOODS)

[C/U] the ​act of taking ​goods, ​letters, or ​packages to people's ​houses or ​places of ​work: [C] The ​company gets two deliveries a ​day. [U] You can ​pay for the ​rug on delivery (= when it is ​received).
  • delivery noun (WAY OF SPEAKING)

[U] the ​manner in which someone ​speaks, esp. in ​public: His ​dialogue was ​offbeat, his delivery ​fast.
  • delivery noun (BIRTH)

[C] the ​act or ​process of ​birth: She had a ​difficult delivery.
(Definition of delivery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"delivery" in British English

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deliverynoun

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 ofmail (= it is ​deliveredtwice) 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
(Definition of delivery from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"delivery" in Business English

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deliverynoun

uk   us   /dɪˈlɪvəri/
[C or U] the ​act of taking ​goods, ​letters, ​parcels, etc. to a ​place: Please allow 14 days for delivery. mail/​parcel/​postal delivery a delivery ​driver/​truck/vanon delivery There'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 delivery The ​company has ​establishedlinks with florists across the UK for a ​same-day delivery ​service. express/​free delivery The ​supermarketrose to the ​challenge with ​costcuts and ​successfulexpansion into ​internetsales and home delivery. delivery ​address/​charges/​terms They make two deliveries a day.
[C] an ​amount of ​goods received: There were several ​faultyitems 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-speedinternetaccess without a ​phoneline. Providing ​targetedmedicaladvice over the ​internet is the ​highestlevel yet of what the ​governmentcalls the electronic delivery of ​publicservices.
[U] LAW a ​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] FINANCE used 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, ​departmentstorebuyers will choose, ​order, and take delivery of clothes from all over the ​world.
(Definition of delivery from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “delivery”
in Arabic تَوْصيل…
in Korean 배달…
in Portuguese entrega, envio…
in Catalan repartiment, lliurament…
in Japanese 配達…
in Chinese (Simplified) 信件等, 运送, 递送,投递…
in Turkish (posta, paket vb.) dağıtım, teslimat…
in Russian доставка, роды…
in Chinese (Traditional) 信件等, 運送, 遞送,投遞…
in Italian consegna…
in Polish dostarczenie, dowóz, doręczenie…
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