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a delivery charge
▪ How much is the store’s delivery charge?
a delivery driver (=delivering goods to a place)
▪ He’s a delivery driver for a pizza takeaway restaurant.
delivery man
general delivery
pick-up/fork-lift/delivery etc truck (=large vehicles used for particular purposes)
▪ His car was taken away on the back of a breakdown truck.
recorded delivery
rural delivery
special delivery
the delivery date (=a date on which goods will be delivered)
▪ The delivery date should be around 23rd August.
▪ They were awarded damages for this loss of ordinary business which arose naturally from the late delivery.
▪ Boeing blamed late aircraft deliveries, snarled assembly lines and shortages of parts and skilled labor for the loss.
▪ S claimed payment for the nodes, and B counterclaimed damages for late delivery.
▪ B was therefore entitled to no damages for late delivery, and S was not entitled to contract payment.
▪ Mr. Austin Mitchell With the Government, it is more a question of the late delivery of policies.
▪ On the day, it's who handles any emergencies that crop up like blown fuses and late deliveries.
▪ There are stiff penalty clauses for late delivery.
▪ Of course, if delivery is late the buyer may accept late delivery thereby waiving his right to treat the contract as repudiated.
▪ A brown paper parcel arrived by special delivery.
▪ Think instead of five hundred pounds - in cash - sent to you by special delivery every week.
▪ Perhaps the birds are no more sinister than storks with a special delivery.
▪ And that followed his special delivery at White Hart Lane last month, when he netted twice in a 2-0 Coventry win.
▪ And, special delivery: The postman's bride ... two and a half years late.
▪ Many shops and stores have a special delivery area, usually at the rear of the store.
▪ Perhaps he had just been a delivery boy.
▪ One container held around thirty dollars in change and small bills, handy for tipping delivery boys, I suppose.
▪ Policeman, judge, delivery boy, priest, referee, commissionaire.
▪ The restaurant delivery boy rode skillfully up on his bike.
▪ And he'd send messages back through his delivery boy!
▪ He opened a flower shop but spends most of his time working as a delivery boy.
▪ Health care delivery and earlier recognition of emerging infectious diseases are enhanced when susceptible populations are targeted for surveillance.
▪ There is no system of health care delivery that has not been adversely affected by this fragmentation of people and their services.
▪ Primary nursing, combined with a mentor system, would allow patient care delivery together with opportunities for uninterrupted teaching.
▪ The delivery date for the futures contract is 30 June.
▪ Similar relationships hold for cycles of futures contracts with different delivery dates, as shown in Fig. 8.2.
▪ Poor delivery dates and servicing facilities are further factors to which empirical studies have attached major, even primary importance.
▪ Corridor's platform will allow retailers to inform their customers of precise delivery dates through online links to manufacturers and distributors.
▪ Where a delivery date had not been provided a shocking 59 per cent of goods were never delivered.
▪ Before the delivery date, the buyer made a sub-contract to sell similar goods at 65s. per ton.
▪ Confirm delivery date and make sure you send written confirmation of all the details.
▪ And what about that delivery date?
▪ Unleaded gasoline for February delivery fell 1. 83 cents to 58. 65 cents a gallon.
▪ Customers can also order products online through links to Sainsbury's home delivery service.
▪ The price for home delivery will remain at $ 175 per year.
▪ We had 100 people in the retail home delivery, but that was going by the boards by then.
▪ Add $ 5 extra for home delivery.
▪ I did not want to appear like a delivery man.
▪ The blacks retaliated by killing white delivery men and greeting white raiders with gunfire.
▪ A quiet neighbourhood; no-one about but the occasional delivery man.
▪ Icebox makers and ice delivery men thought they could slide by until companies like Frigidaire started selling a lot of refrigerators.
▪ Ask the delivery man about how to operate it. 3.
▪ But yesterday the newspaper delivery man walked free from Wimbledon Court, South London, after being fined £200 for indecent exposure.
▪ Treasury bonds for March delivery dropped 7 / 32 to 120 1 / 8.
▪ Bond futures for March delivery rose 0. 11 from their Friday Tokyo close to 119. 71.
▪ Bond futures for March delivery will probably trade between 119. 50 yen and 119. 90 yen today, Ishibashi said.
▪ Bond futures for March delivery rose 0. 17 from yesterday to 119. 87.
▪ Bond futures for March delivery rose 0. 08 yen to 120. 06.
▪ Bond futures for March delivery fell 0. 14 yen to 119. 46.
▪ In spite of this, the Court of Appeal held that the parties intended risk to pass when the buyers accepted the delivery note.
▪ When goods are delivered to the retailer they are first checked against the delivery note and entered in the stock records.
▪ Alternatively, the seller may simply deliver goods together with a delivery note.
▪ An account number or clear reference such as an order or delivery note number for identifying the invoice or statement. 5.
▪ Accordingly the library sent 47 transparencies with a delivery note clearly requiring that they be returned by March 19.
▪ The delivery note included nine conditions, printed in four columns, which the agency never read.
▪ Under Leonore's eagle eye he had examined the suddenly produced delivery note and made only a cursory inspection of the truck.
▪ Inside was a small, maroon, leather-bound notebook, but no letter or delivery note.
▪ I was shaved, given an enema, sent to shower and then directed to a bed in the delivery room.
▪ Further money has been used to buy hand mirrors for each delivery room.
▪ In Britain newborn babies are identified with name tags before they leave the delivery room.
▪ The skilful salesperson will ask for a concession in return - perhaps a less onerous delivery schedule.
▪ The superintendent in the steel company needed power to get a more efficient delivery schedule of slabs.
▪ Typically, managers focus on operating their area of assigned responsibility for efficiency, cost containment, and compliance with delivery schedules.
▪ But the 5K86 is months behind its original delivery schedule and its performance is unremarkable, analysts say.
▪ Motorola denies that any such problems will occur and says it will meet the delivery schedule.
▪ They learn delivery schedules, work routines and product lines.
▪ Six main objectives are indicated by the government for service delivery.
▪ When governments separate policy management from service delivery, they often find that they have no real policy management capacity.
▪ There is a danger too that campaigning or lobbying activities fit uneasily with service delivery.
▪ Their commerce departments, welfare departments, housing authorities-all are driven by service delivery.
▪ The service delivery is fundamental and must include everyone.
▪ When the Progressives embraced service delivery by administrative bureaucracies, they embraced monopoly.
▪ Labour needs to match its commitment to spending with innovative ideas about service delivery, financing and management.
▪ For example: Communities have more commitment to their members than service delivery systems have to their clients.
▪ Fifth I want to achieve a better delivery system - more cooperation with the tax system and better management.
▪ Assembled products can be quickly shipped to wherever they are needed with just-in-time air freight delivery systems.
▪ However, the growing flexibility in our delivery systems should mean that no-one is disadvantaged.
▪ Because of its preventive aspects, nutrition education should be included at all levels of the health delivery system.
▪ I own at least six caffeine delivery systems from a Melita to an espresso machine.
▪ But by 1990 the world was no longer bipolar, except in strategic nuclear weapons and delivery systems.
▪ Pedagogically, there must be a similar change towards an outreach and needs-oriented educational delivery system.
▪ S., prompting, among other things, hospital consolidation and the formation of large regional health-care-delivery systems.
▪ Both interventions involved minimal, project oriented teacher training and were circumscribed, involving three to five hours' delivery time overall.
▪ Fifth, Wireboard expects the new plant to reduce delivery times by a factor of three while simultaneously achieving zero defects.
▪ The company will, however, package to customers' specific requirements as regulations permit, in order to reduce delivery time.
▪ Automakers also are demanding high-quality and innovative products and shorter design and delivery times, industry experts said.
▪ Figure 9, below, shows the pattern of delivery times calculated.
▪ Now one has a healthier order book while the other finds its delivery times and its storage needs slashed.
▪ The Royal Mail Service booklet contains a guide to delivery times worldwide.
▪ We can not guarantee a particular delivery time.
▪ Figure 9, below, shows the pattern of delivery times calculated.
▪ Fifth, Wireboard expects the new plant to reduce delivery times by a factor of three while simultaneously achieving zero defects.
▪ Now one has a healthier order book while the other finds its delivery times and its storage needs slashed.
▪ Automakers also are demanding high-quality and innovative products and shorter design and delivery times, industry experts said.
▪ The Royal Mail Service booklet contains a guide to delivery times worldwide.
▪ The delivery times for different categories of material are, therefore, discussed separately in the sections which follow.
▪ Sellers may negotiate price, credit terms, delivery times, trade-in values and other aspects of the commercial transaction.
▪ What better way to transport escapees south than in the delivery trucks?
▪ A few weeks back, one of her delivery trucks got broadsided outside the restaurant.
▪ They were slow, unglamorous, seagoing delivery trucks, but they were also ideal as electronic snoopers.
▪ They settled in San Diego, where Swensson drove a bread delivery truck.
▪ Many of you ate behind the wheel of your car or delivery truck.
▪ Motor vehicles: The business owns a fleet of cars and delivery vans all of which were bought from new.
▪ Tommy purchases a new delivery van for $ 10, 000.
▪ They have even given up their company cars and now tout for business in the firm's delivery van.
▪ They initially bought 400 beds at £100 each and a delivery van for £6,000.
▪ A smaller delivery van from a wholesaler was just moving into her unloading yard.
▪ A large delivery van was almost blocking the narrow street, its high sides nearly shutting off the daylight from her windows.
▪ He disappears into the constant traffic of delivery vans, porters and shoppers.
▪ Soho at this hour was an area of delivery vans, and of pavements that were wet with hosing-down.
▪ Name and address on the back, please. Allow 28 days for delivery.
▪ The first modification requires that a reorder point be established that allows for delivery lead times.
▪ As this is a personalised service, please allow six weeks for delivery.
▪ This plant, which commenced production in June, allows next day delivery to both Melbourne and Sydney.
▪ Please allow 28 days for delivery.
▪ Primary nursing, combined with a mentor system, would allow patient care delivery together with opportunities for uninterrupted teaching.
▪ Please make cheques payable to Lifestyle Promotions and allow 14 days for delivery.
▪ In London on Friday, bond futures for March delivery rose 0. 09 from their Tokyo close to 119. 69.
▪ Shoestring operations include hand and bicycle delivery of membership communications produced on a generous Committee member's word processor.
▪ Price includes delivery in the town.
▪ Such local network systems would offer higher efficiency and greater local control of electricity, including generation, delivery and use.
▪ This includes Saturday delivery, at no extra cost.
▪ The price will include delivery and fitting where appropriate.
▪ Those which trade generally tend to offer technical expertise and support service that includes training facilities and delivery.
▪ The kids' bikes are a fantastic £89.95 - and both prices include delivery.
▪ And good voice training will make your natural delivery sound ten times better than when you first started training.
▪ Many truckers gave up on making deliveries and thousands were without power.
▪ The lead time as shown is the time taken between the order being made and the delivery taking place.
▪ Traffic had stalled to a stop because an oil truck was making a delivery, so the road was one lane wide.
▪ The persons in the bakery assumed that they were the milkmen making the morning delivery and paid no attention.
▪ Component suppliers decided to stop making deliveries unless they were paid.
▪ David Richendifer of Denver said he had noticed added security in hotels and office buildings where his company makes deliveries.
▪ He sold them to B who did not take delivery.
▪ The buyer can exercise this right by refusing to take delivery or informing the seller that he rejects the goods.
▪ First, the cheque which Y had given X when Y took delivery of the car from X, was dishonoured.
▪ School joy: Eastbourne School, Darlington, will take delivery of a brand new £14,000 minibus on Wednesday.
▪ The Army is taking delivery of LAW-80, a short range anti-tank weapon costing £400m.
▪ Proof of posting will not be taken as proof of delivery.
cash on delivery
Cash with order or cash on delivery is always better than cash some time in the future.
▪ If you have reservations only accept orders on the basis of cash on delivery.
▪ Most people will offer something even if it is only a few percent for cash on delivery.
▪ Payment is to be made on a cash on delivery basis.
▪ Terms of cash on delivery or advance payment should be instituted for future sales to consistently delinquent accounts.
office/paper/delivery etc boy
▪ And he'd send messages back through his delivery boy!
▪ Even little office boys dressed as though they were running the country.
▪ He opened a flower shop but spends most of his time working as a delivery boy.
▪ One container held around thirty dollars in change and small bills, handy for tipping delivery boys, I suppose.
▪ Perhaps he had just been a delivery boy.
▪ Policeman, judge, delivery boy, priest, referee, commissionaire.
▪ The restaurant delivery boy rode skillfully up on his bike.
▪ A hospital is usually the best place for a safe delivery.
▪ Ask your neighbor to take any deliveries while you are on vacation.
▪ mail deliveries
▪ Meg was recovering from a particularly complicated delivery.
▪ Pizza Mondo offers free delivery.
▪ She had a quick, easy delivery.
▪ The actor gives his usual gruff delivery, meant to convince us he's honest.
▪ At first sight, indeed, every civilization looks rather like a railway goods yard, constantly receiving and dispatching miscellaneous deliveries.
▪ Bob had driven into the delivery yard after satisfying the man on the gate that he was on official business.
▪ Efficiency is also sought in accurate invoicing and supply, regular deliveries and good reporting on outstanding orders.
▪ I mean, I was seventeen or eighteen and helping out in deliveries.
▪ J., says cord prices are flat with last year at about $ 115 with delivery.
▪ Or pay extra for special handling or private delivery services.
▪ That is what we seek to do, rather than adopting a defeatist attitude to the delivery of health care.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Pronunciation \Pro*nun`ci*a"tion\ (?; 277), n. [F. pronunciation, L. pronunciatio. See Pronounce.]

  1. The act of uttering with articulation; the act of giving the proper sound and accent; utterance; as, the pronunciation of syllables of words; distinct or indistinct pronunciation.

  2. The mode of uttering words or sentences.

  3. (Rhet.) The art of manner of uttering a discourse publicly with propriety and gracefulness; -- now called delivery.
    --J. Q. Adams.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., "action of handing over to another," from Anglo-French delivrée, noun use of fem. past participle of Old French délivrer (see deliver). Childbirth sense is attested from 1570s. Of speech, from 1580s. Of a blow, throw of a ball, etc., from 1702.


n. 1 The act of conveying something. 2 The item which has been conveyed. 3 The act of giving birth 4 (context baseball English) A pitching motion. 5 (context baseball English) A thrown pitch. 6 The manner of speaking.

  1. n. the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail); "his reluctant delivery of bad news" [syn: bringing]

  2. the event of giving birth; "she had a difficult delivery"

  3. your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally; "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech" [syn: manner of speaking, speech]

  4. the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another [syn: livery, legal transfer]

  5. (baseball) the throwing of a baseball by a pitcher to a batter [syn: pitch]

  6. recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives" [syn: rescue, deliverance, saving]

  7. the act of delivering a child [syn: obstetrical delivery]


Delivery may refer to:

  • Delivery (commerce), of goods
    • Pizza delivery
  • Delivery, in childbirth
  • Delivery (cricket), in cricket, a single action of bowling a cricket ball towards the batsman
  • Delivery (joke), of a joke
  • Deed ("delivery", in contract law), as in "signed, sealed & delivered"
  • Drug delivery
  • Power delivery

Delivery may also refer to:

Delivery (commerce)

Delivery is the process of transporting goods from a source location to a predefined destination. There are different delivery types. Cargo (physical goods) are primarily delivered via roads and railroads on land, shipping lanes on the sea and airline networks in the air. Certain specialized goods may be delivered via other networks, such as pipelines for liquid goods, power grids for electrical power and computer networks such as the Internet or broadcast networks for electronic information.

The general process of delivering goods is known as distribution. The study of effective processes for delivery and disposition of goods and personnel is called logistics. Firms that specialize in delivering commercial goods from point of production or storage to point of sale are generally known as distributors, while those that specialize in the delivery of goods to the consumer are known as delivery services. Postal, courier, and relocation services also deliver goods for commercial and private interests.

Delivery (cricket)

A delivery or ball in cricket is a single action of bowling a cricket ball toward the batsman.

During play of the game, a member of the fielding team is designated as the bowler, and bowls deliveries toward the batsman. Six legal balls in a row constitutes an over, after which a different member of the fielding side takes over the role of bowler for the next over. The bowler delivers the ball from his or her end of the pitch toward the batsman standing at the opposite wicket at the other end of the pitch. Bowlers can be either left-handed or right-handed. This approach to their delivery, in addition to their decision of bowling around the wicket (from the sides of the wicket on the bowler's end) or over the wicket, is knowledge of which the umpire and the batsman are to be made aware.

Delivery (film)

Delivery is a 2013 American horror film. This film was written by Brian Netto and Adam Schindler, directed by Brian Netto and produced by Adam Schindler.

Delivery (2005 film)

Delivery is a 2005 animated short film by German digital and visual artist, graphic designer and filmmaker Till Nowak, created as his thesis film project.

Delivery (band)

Delivery was a British blues/ progressive rock musical group, formed in the late 1960s. The band was one of the wellsprings of the progressive rock Canterbury scene.

Founded in 1966 as Bruno's Blues Band by guitarist Phil Miller, his elder brother, pianist Steve Miller, drummer Pip Pyle and bassist Jack Monck, the band gigged around London for a few years. In 1968, saxophonist Lol Coxhill joined them, and the band's name was changed to Steve Miller's Delivery. In 1969, the band teamed up with blues singer Carol Grimes and bassist Roy Babbington replaced Monck. The resulting line-up recorded and released one album: Fools Meeting. Although Grimes wanted to appear as a band member, the record company released the album under "Carol Grimes and Delivery". In 1971, Pyle left the band to join Gong and was replaced by Laurie Allan (who also later joined Gong). Soon after that, the band broke up.

Phil Miller went on to found Matching Mole with Robert Wyatt and Dave Sinclair, but a new Delivery line-up was assembled in the spring of 1972 consisting of the Miller brothers, Pyle and Richard Sinclair (bass and vocals), then Steve Miller's bandmate in Caravan. The band played a few live shows in August/September that year, but with Steve Miller being replaced by Dave Sinclair (from Matching Mole and Caravan), the band changed its name to Hatfield and the North. A final Delivery performance took place in November 1972 for the BBC's Radio One In Concert series, with an unusual line-up bringing together the Miller brothers, Pyle, Babbington, Coxhill and Sinclair, the latter on vocals only.

Steve Miller went on to release two shared (rather than "duo") albums with Coxhill for Virgin's Caroline budget label in 1973/74.

Roy Babbington, who had played with the Keith Tippett Group and Nucleus in 1971-73, went on to join Soft Machine from 1973-76. Laurie Allan rejoined Gong a couple of times, most notably appearing on 1973's Flying Teapot, and later Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia.

Delivery (song)

"Delivery" is a song by the English band Babyshambles. It is the second track on the band's second album called Shotter's Nation. The song first appeared in demo form (being given away for free on the internet). On 19 August NME announced it would be giving away a free copy of the demo on 7" vinyl on the week of 12 September.

It has been released as a single on 17 September 2007 on EMI.

Pete Doherty designed the artwork for the single.

The Q magazine has rated Delivery n°1 of the 50 Essential Songs (Q50) of month of September. Delivery was also The Track Of The Week in the issue of the NME with Pete Doherty on the cover in August.

Usage examples of "delivery".

However, Airbus does use a different delivery system to move parts around.

Burrall mentions a case of labor without apparent liquor amnii, delivery being effected by the forceps.

There were even several letters from wealthy collectors in Europe stating exactly what kind of Anasazi treasures they desired and the prices that they could pay for goods upon delivery to their countries.

All that, before a bottle of Chablis smoothed their way for the lobster, butter running down his thumb onto the white tablecloth, before the light and the aerator were installed and the plants submerged in the tank, before another delivery brought more bills and anonymous personalized invitations and a script indecently titled from a playwriting hopeful thirsting for production and before another rushed a lone angelfish in a plasticized transparency to take up residence among the water sprite and Ludwigia and wavering fronds of Spatterdock enveloped in silence and the eerie illumination neither day nor night, spooky was the word for it as his hand glided over her breasts, now could he feel it?

There were a few other babies with low Apgar scores, but they were from deliveries further back and all of the doctors were different.

Santa Catalina Island when Benthic Marine took delivery of the sub, and that had been a memorable experience.

By building its own network of warehouses and its own fleet of trucks to make deliveries to stores, the company was able to consolidate its ordering and buy in volume just like the biggest retailers.

On the other hand we saw new boats still being made and launched, though the waterways and canals bombed by the enemy occasionally held up delivery of the XXI sections at the appointed time.

These were the only mixed brands that came in on the delivery, and after they had been culled down and accepted, my employer appointed Aaron Scales as clerk.

The pug-mill consists of a box or trough having a feed hole at one end and a delivery hole or nose at the other end, and provided with a central shaft which carries knives and cutters so arranged that when the shaft revolves they cut and knead the clay, and at the same time force it towards and through the delivery nose.

Rogowicz advocates artificial delivery by the natural channel in place of Cesarian section in cases of pending or recent death, and Thevenot discussed this question at length at the International Medico-Legal Congress in 1878.

But the introduction on board of any vessel of guns differing in either of these respects will involve the necessity above stated of a separate scuttle of delivery at the magazine, and also of a distinct chain of scuttles connected with it, for the exclusive supply of each variety of charges that may be introduced.

Inspector shall appoint, and compared with samples, to see that it conforms to the standard, and is, in quantity and quality, as called for by the requisition or order of the Bureau for its delivery.

Congressional action, a New York City general sales tax was applicable to sales of coal under contracts entered into within the municipality and calling for delivery therein.

We invite and desire that the nobility, archbishops, bishops, abbeys, convents, seignories, magistrates, and inhabitants of the republic of Poland, on the road to Posnania, and beyond it, would repair in person or by deputies, in the course of this week, or as soon after as possible, to the Prussian head-quarters, there to treat with the commander-in-chief, or the commissary at war, for the delivery of forage and provisions for the subsistence of the army, to be paid for with ready money.