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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.
More "Delay" Quotations

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