Delay

Definition of Delay

De`lay´
n.1.A putting off or deferring; procrastination; lingering inactivity; stop; detention; hindrance.
Without any delay, on the morrow I sat on the judgment seat.
- Acts xxv. 17.
The government ought to be settled without the delay of a day.
- Macaulay.
v. t.1.To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before.
[imp. & p. p. Delayed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Delaying.]
My lord delayeth his coming.
- Matt. xxiv. 48.
2.To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time; to retard the motion, or time of arrival, of; as, the mail is delayed by a heavy fall of snow.
3.To allay; to temper.
The watery showers delay the raging wind.
- Surrey.
v. i.1.To move slowly; to stop for a time; to linger; to tarry.
There seem to be certain bounds to the quickness and slowness of the succession of those ideas, . . . beyond which they can neither delay nor hasten.
- Locke.

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