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delay

de·lay

delay

 
 
pronunciation:
d leI
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: delayed, delaying, delays
definition 1: to put off until a later time.
We delayed our vacation until we had saved more money.
antonyms:
advance
similar words:
defer, postpone
definition 2: to cause to be late.
Rain delayed the start of the baseball game.I wonder what has delayed him.
similar words:
detain
definition 3: to linger or cause delay.
If you delay another minute, you are going to be late for class.
antonyms:
hasten, hurry
similar words:
procrastinate, stall
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of putting off until a later time.
His delay in finishing the project caused him to get a lower grade.
similar words:
wait
definition 2: the condition or an instance of being detained or delayed.
We asked what the reason was for the delay.
similar words:
hitch, wait
definition 3: the period of time during which someone or something is delayed.
There was a one-hour delay before the plane took off.
similar words:
lag, wait
derivation: delayed (adj.)
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