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de·lay

 (dĭ-lā′)
v. de·layed, de·lay·ing, de·lays
v.tr.
1. To postpone until a later time; defer.
2. To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired: Heavy traffic delayed us.
v.intr.
To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
n.
1. The act of delaying; postponement: responded without delay.
2. The condition of being delayed; detainment.
3. The period of time during which one is delayed.
4. The interval of time between two events.

[Middle English delaien, from Anglo-Norman delaier, from Old French deslaier : des-, de- + laier, to leave, of Germanic origin; see leip- in Indo-European roots.]

de·lay′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.delayed - not as far along as normal in development
retarded - relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development; "providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded"
Translations
zpožděný
forsinket
myöhässä
odgođen
遅れた
지연된
försenad
ที่ล่าช้า
bị hoãn lại

delayed

adj (= postponed)verschoben, aufgeschoben, hinausgezögert; (= late)verspätet; (TV, Rad) broadcastzeitversetzt

delayed

مُتَأَخِّر zpožděný forsinket verspätet καθυστερημένος atrasado, retrasado myöhässä retardé odgođen ritardato 遅れた 지연된 vertraagd forsinket opóźniony atrasado отложенный försenad ที่ล่าช้า gecikmeli bị hoãn lại 延期的

delayed

a. tardío-a, demorado-a;
___ deliveryparto ___.

delayed

adj retardado, tardío, retrasado; developmentally — con retraso en el desarrollo
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Those are people whom it's a satisfaction to help, for if they've got genius, it's an honor to be allowed to serve them, and not let it be lost or delayed for want of fuel to keep the pot boiling.
Uncas delayed his fire until the scout uttered the word.
The inevitable moment was not much longer to be delayed.
Grose's large face showed me, at this, for the first time, the faraway faint glimmer of a consciousness more acute: I somehow made out in it the delayed dawn of an idea I myself had not given her and that was as yet quite obscure to me.
He let her cry away her tears; and then, hecause it was nearly eight o'clock, and they would lose another hour if they delayed, he left her at the packing house door, with her ghastly white face and her haunted eyes of terror.
The crescent moon, set like a silver signet in the western sky, delayed a little the approach of night.
I was to have an early breakfast, and start at dawn, for that was the usual way; but I had the demon's own time with my armor, and this delayed me a little.
Wilson was informed that his witnesses had been delayed, but would arrive presently; but he rose and said he should probably not have occasion to make use of their testimony.
Then Huckleberry and Tom stood dumb and star- ing, and heard the stony-hearted liar reel off his se- rene statement, they expecting every moment that the clear sky would deliver God's lightnings upon his head, and wondering to see how long the stroke was delayed.
The reg'lar driver 's sick," he explained, "and when they sent for me, thinks I to myself, my drivin' days is over, but Rebecky won't let the grass grow under her feet when she gits her aunt Jane's letter, and like as not I'll ketch her to-day; or, if she gits delayed, to-morrow for certain.
By a most fortunate chance his leaving Highbury had been delayed so as to bring him to her assistance at this critical moment.
I brushed Adele's hair and made her neat, and having ascertained that I was myself in my usual Quaker trim, where there was nothing to retouch-- all being too close and plain, braided locks included, to admit of disarrangement--we descended, Adele wondering whether the petit coffre was at length come; for, owing to some mistake, its arrival had hitherto been delayed.

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