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v. de·liv·ered, de·liv·er·ing, de·liv·ers
v. tr.
1. To bring or transport to the proper place or recipient; distribute: deliver groceries; deliver the mail.
2. To surrender (someone or something) to another; hand over: delivered the criminal to the police.
3. To secure (something promised or desired), as for a candidate or political party: campaign workers who delivered the ward for the mayor.
4. To throw or hurl: The pitcher delivered the ball.
5. To strike (a blow).
6. To express in words; declare or utter: deliver a lecture.
a. To give birth to: She delivered a baby boy this morning.
b. To assist or aid in the birth of: The midwife delivered the baby.
c. To assist (a woman) in giving birth: The doctor delivered her of twins.
8. To give forth or produce: an oil well that delivered thousands of barrels a day.
9. To set free, as from captivity, peril, or evil: deliver a captive from slavery. See Synonyms at save1.
v. intr.
1. To produce or achieve what is desired or expected; make good: The senator delivered on her pledge. He is a manager who just can't seem to deliver.
2. To give birth: She expects to deliver in late August.
deliver (oneself) of
To pronounce; utter: Before leaving I delivered myself of a few choice comments.

[Middle English deliveren, from Old French delivrer, from Late Latin dēlīberāre : Latin dē-, de- + līberāre, to free (from līber, free; see leudh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]

de·liv′er·a·bil′i·ty n.
de·liv′er·a·ble adj.
de·liv′er·er n.
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Noun1.deliverable - something that can be provided as the product of development; "under this contract the deliverables include both software and hardware"
product, production - an artifact that has been created by someone or some process; "they improve their product every year"; "they export most of their agricultural production"
Adj.1.deliverable - suitable for or ready for delivery


adj goodslieferbar
References in classic literature ?
The next item on his list was to give orders for some fruit-trees, of a rare variety, to be deliverable at his country-seat in the ensuing autumn.
Just here was the wayside shop of a smith; and now arrived a landed proprietor who had bought this girl a few miles back, deliverable here where her irons could be taken off.
The actual distribution ratio for the Covisint common stock to be distributed per share of Compuware common stock and per RSU will be determined based on the actual number of shares of Compuware common stock outstanding on the record date and shares deliverable under RSUs outstanding on the record date.
The Committee's role is to provide recommendations to the exchange regarding contract terms and conditions, market policy and operations, including deliverable coffee origins and differentials.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board's Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) recently updated guidance regarding recognition of revenue for multiple deliverable arrangements, which is intended to better reflect the underlying economics of such arrangements.
2009-13, "Multiple-Deliverable Revenue Arrangements," to provide updated guidance to vendors in assessing whether they should consider the deliverables in a multiple-deliverable arrangement to be multiple units of accounting or a single unit of accounting.
According to the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, a deliverable is ``something that can be done,'' especially ``something that is a realistic expectation.
Each workshop module produced a deliverable or document that was intended to be implemented by the Estonian Ministry of Defense and General Staff following legal and policy review:
a premier provider of permission email marketing technologies and services, has announced that its email append database has surpassed 53 million unique and deliverable email addresses.
Or, revenue arrangements also could qualify for separate accounting if one of the following two criteria is met: The deliverable does not affect the quality of use or the value to the customer or other deliverables; or the deliverable could be purchased from another unrelated vendor.
In addition, two new markets have been developed for cross border transactions and hedging - the onshore deliverable market (currency = CNY) and the offshore deliverable market (currency = CNH).
Each deliverable will follow the deliverable submission process as follows: RFP# 2016000079 Page 9 of 35 5.