deliverer


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de·liv·er

(dĭ-lĭv′ər)
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.
7.
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.
Idiom:
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deliverer - a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in NazarethDeliverer - a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
2.deliverer - a person who rescues you from harm or dangerdeliverer - a person who rescues you from harm or danger
messiah, christ - any expected deliverer
benefactor, helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
3.deliverer - someone employed to make deliveriesdeliverer - someone employed to make deliveries
newsboy, carrier - a boy who delivers newspapers
coalman - someone who delivers coal
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
grocery boy - a delivery boy for groceries
iceman - someone who cuts and delivers ice
letter carrier, mail carrier, mailman, postman, carrier - a man who delivers the mail
milkman - someone who delivers milk
paperboy - a boy who sells or delivers newspapers
4.deliverer - a person who gives up or transfers money or goods
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
bailor - the person who delivers personal property (goods or money) in trust to the bailee in a bailment
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Translations

deliverer

[dɪˈlɪvərəʳ] N (= saviour) → libertador(a) m/f, salvador(a) m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

deliverer

n
(Comm) → Lieferant m
(liter, = rescuer) → Erlöser m, → Retter m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

deliverer

[dɪˈlɪvrəʳ] n (old) → salvatore/trice
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
The Turk, amazed and delighted, endeavoured to kindle the zeal of his deliverer by promises of reward and wealth.
"Ah, my deliverer," said the Snake as well as he could, "you have arrived just in time; this reptile, you see, is pitching into me without provocation."
The Eagle did not prove ungrateful to his deliverer, for seeing the Peasant sitting under a wall which was not safe, he flew toward him and with his talons snatched a bundle from his head.
Arriving at Thebes he answered the riddle of the Sphinx and the grateful Thebans made their deliverer king.
Meanwhile the princess was eagerly waiting till her deliverer should come back; and had a road made leading up to her palace all of shining gold; and told her courtiers that whoever came on horseback, and rode straight up to the gate upon it, was her true lover; and that they must let him in: but whoever rode on one side of it, they must be sure was not the right one; and that they must send him away at once.
In the second century I vowed that I would give all the treasures in the world to my deliverer; but he never came.
He was soon joined by some Abyssins, who had not yet forgot their allegiance to their sovereign; and in his march up the country was met by the Empress Helena, who received him as her deliverer. At first nothing was able to stand before the valour of the Portuguese, the Moors were driven from one mountain to another, and were dislodged even from those places, which it seemed almost impossible to approach, even unmolested by the opposition of an enemy.
Their deliverer stepped forward for a moment to put the light upon the table, and immediately returning to his former position against the door, bared his head, and looked on smilingly.
She saw them greet him as a deliverer. "Mismanagement did it--besides, the days for small farms are over.
Hath the Will become its own deliverer and joy-bringer?
He published his manifesto, whereby he set himself forth as the deliverer of the isles of the sea and vicar-general of all Oceanica.
Don Quixote was, as has been said, speaking to the lady in the coach: "Your beauty, lady mine," said he, "may now dispose of your person as may be most in accordance with your pleasure, for the pride of your ravishers lies prostrate on the ground through this strong arm of mine; and lest you should be pining to know the name of your deliverer, know that I am called Don Quixote of La Mancha, knight-errant and adventurer, and captive to the peerless and beautiful lady Dulcinea del Toboso: and in return for the service you have received of me I ask no more than that you should return to El Toboso, and on my behalf present yourself before that lady and tell her what I have done to set you free."