delay definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To postpone until a later time; defer.
    • resulting in to be later or slower than expected or desired: hefty traffic delayed united states.
    • To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong enough time of or before.
    • To retard; to stop, detain, or impede, for a time; to retard the movement, or period of arrival, of.
    • To allay; to mood.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To act or move gradually; postponed an action or a choice.
    • to maneuver gradually; to quit for a while; to linger; to tarry.
  • noun:
    • The act of delaying; postponement: responded straight away.
    • The condition of becoming delayed; detainment.
    • the time of the time when you're delayed.
    • The interval period between two occasions.
    • formerly unexpected time period before a conference occurs; the work of delaying.
    • A putting down or deferring; procrastination; lingering inactivity; end; detention; barrier.
    • A putting down; a deferring; an extension of that time; postponement; procrastination: because, the wait of trial.
    • A lingering; loitering; remain; hindrance to progress.
    • the work of delaying; inactivity resulting in one thing being postponed until a later time
    • time where some activity is anticipated
  • verb:
    • To put down until a later time; to distract.
    • To retard; to cease, detain, or hinder, for a while.
    • To dilute, temperament.
    • To assuage, quench, allay.
    • reason to be slowed up or delayed
    • stop or halt
    • slow the rise or improvement
    • work later than in the pipeline, planned, or required
  • others:
    • to place down; defer; postpone; remit to a later time, as some thing is done.
    • To retard; stop, detain, or hinder for some time; obstruct or impede the program or progress of: as, the mail is delayed by bad roads.
    • To linger; move gradually; end for some time; loiter; be dilatory.
    • To alloy; dilute; temper; soften; deteriorate.

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