Definitions for delay

Definitions for (noun) delay

Main entry: delay, holdup

Definition: the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time

Main entry: delay, postponement, time lag, hold, wait

Definition: time during which some action is awaited

Usage: instant replay caused too long a delay; he ordered a hold in the action

Definitions for (verb) delay

Main entry: delay, retard, check

Definition: slow the growth or development of

Usage: The brain damage will retard the child's language development

Main entry: delay, detain, hold up

Definition: cause to be slowed down or delayed

Usage: Traffic was delayed by the bad weather; she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform

Main entry: stay, delay, detain

Definition: stop or halt

Usage: Please stay the bloodshed!

Main entry: delay

Definition: act later than planned, scheduled, or required

Usage: Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered

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