Delivery

De*liv"er*y

, n.;
pl. Deliveries ().
1. The act of delivering from restraint; rescue; release; liberation; as, the delivery of a captive from his dungeon.
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2. The act of delivering up or over; surrender; transfer of the body or substance of a thing; distribution; as, the delivery of a fort, of hostages, of a criminal, of goods, of letters.
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3. The act or style of utterance; manner of speaking; as, a good delivery; a clear delivery.
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4. The act of giving birth; parturition; the expulsion or extraction of a fetus and its membranes.
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5. The act of exerting one's strength or limbs.
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Neater limbs and freer delivery.
Sir H. Wotton.
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6. The act or manner of delivering a ball; as, the pitcher has a swift delivery.
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