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Definition of Delay


  1. A putting off or deferring; procrastination; lingering inactivity; stop; detention; hindrance.
  2. To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before.
  3. 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.
  4. To allay; to temper.
  5. To move slowly; to stop for a time; to linger; to tarry.

Delay Quotations

Yes, people pull the trigger - but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.
Eliot Spitzer

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay. - Simone de Beauvoir
Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
Simone de Beauvoir

You may delay, but time will not.
Benjamin Franklin

It is justice and respect that I want the world to dust off and put - without delay, and with tenderness - back on the head of the Palestinian child. It will be imperfect justice and respect because the injustice and disrespect have been so severe. But I believe we are right to try.
Alice Walker

I was gonna throw the first pitch at a Mets game, but there was a rain delay. So I'm waiting for it to stop, and the team's manager, Willie Randolph, comes by. Now he's already intimidating to begin with. But he comes over to me and says, 'If you screw this up, they will boo you.' And I said 'Thanks.'
Julia Stiles
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Delay Translations

delay in Afrikaans is vertraging
delay in Dutch is vertraging
delay in Italian is tardare, spostare, ritardo, ritardo
delay in Latin is cesso, duco, cunctatio, prodico, mora
delay in Norwegian is forsinke, utsette, utsettelse, forsinkelse
delay in Portuguese is atraso
delay in Spanish is retrasar, demorar, retraso, aplzar, dilatoria
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