Search Result:delay

KK Pronunciation

〔 dIˋle 〕


〔 diˊlei 〕

Overview of noun delay

The noun delay has 2 senses

  • delay, hold, time lag, postponement, wait -- (time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action")

  • delay, holdup -- (the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time)

Overview of verb delay

The verb delay has 4 senses

  • delay, detain, hold up -- (cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform")

  • delay -- (act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered")

  • stay, detain, delay -- (stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!")

  • check, retard, delay -- (slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development")