Deliver

Definition of Deliver

De`liv´er
v. t.1.To set free from restraint; to set at liberty; to release; to liberate, as from control; to give up; to free; to save; to rescue from evil actual or feared; - often with from or out of; as, to deliver one from captivity, or from fear of death.
[imp. & p. p. Delivered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Delivering.]
He that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
- Ezek. xxxiii. 5.
Promise was that I
Should Israel from Philistian yoke deliver.
- Milton.
2.To give or transfer; to yield possession or control of; to part with (to); to make over; to commit; to surrender; to resign; - often with up or over, to or into.
Thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand.
- Gen. xl. 13.
The constables have delivered her over.
- Shak.
The exalted mind
All sense of woe delivers to the wind.
- Pope.
3.To make over to the knowledge of another; to communicate; to utter; to speak; to impart.
Till he these words to him deliver might.
- Spenser.
Whereof the former delivers the precepts of the art, and the latter the perfection.
- Bacon.
4.To give forth in action or exercise; to discharge; as, to deliver a blow; to deliver a broadside, or a ball.
Shaking his head and delivering some show of tears.
- Sidney.
An uninstructed bowler . . . thinks to attain the jack by delivering his bowl straightforward upon it.
- Sir W. Scott.
5.To free from, or disburden of, young; to relieve of a child in childbirth; to bring forth; - often with of.
She was delivered safe and soon.
- Gower.
Tully was long ere he could be delivered of a few verses, and those poor ones.
- Peacham.
6.To discover; to show.
I 'll deliver
Myself your loyal servant.
- Shak.
7.To deliberate.
8.To admit; to allow to pass.
a.1.Free; nimble; sprightly; active.
Wonderly deliver and great of strength.
- Chaucer.

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