Definitions of delay:
  • noun:   the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
  • noun:   time during which some action is awaited
    Example: "Instant replay caused too long a delay"
  • verb:   act later than planned, scheduled, or required
    Example: "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"
  • verb:   cause to be slowed down or delayed
    Example: "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"
  • verb:   slow the growth or development of
  • verb:   stop or halt
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #10104)

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