A person who delivers something brings it to another person or location.
- Jose uses a truck to deliver packages.
- Kendra delivers the mail. She’s a mail carrier.
- Alex works for a pizzeria. He delivers pizza. Last night he delivered pizzas until 1 o’clock in the morning.
- Large pieces of furniture need to be delivered to the homeowner.
He delivers pizza.
The word "delivery" is a noun.
- We have a delivery outside our door.
- The person who drives a truck for the company made several deliveries this morning.
- Yolanda is expecting a delivery this afternoon.
- I have to make a delivery.
The word "deliver" is also used when a baby is born. To deliver a baby is to extract the baby from the mother’s womb:
- The delivery of the baby was a little difficult.
- After ten hours of labor, the mother delivered twins.
- More than one doctor was on hand to ensure a successful delivery.
- Dr. Thompson has been delivering babies for over thirty years.
There are a few other ways in which the word "deliver" is used:
- A police officer came to the door to deliver the bad news. (deliver news = inform)
- A salesperson for the company promised that the software would deliver good results. (deliver = provide)
- If you don’t deliver, you’re going to lose your job. (deliver = do good work)
- The man got on his knees and begged God to deliver him from evil. (deliver = rescue)
- Students in public speaking class practice working on their delivery. (delivery = manner of speaking, volume, pitch, rate, pace, etc.)
- The pitcher has to work on his delivery. (deliver = in baseball, this is the method in which a pitcher throws a ball to the batter.)
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April 4, 2015