- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
DELAY, verb transitive
1. To prolong the time of acting, or proceeding; to put off; to defer.
My lord delayeth his coming. Matthew 14:1.
2. To retard; to stop, detain or hinder for a time; to restrain motion, or render it slow; as, the mail is delated by bad roads.
Thyrsis, whose artful strains have oft delayed
The huddling brook to hear his madrigal.
3. To allay.
DELAY, verb intransitive To linger; to move slow; or to stop for a time.
There are certain bounds to the quickness and slowness of the succession of ideas, beyond which they can neither delay nor hasten.
1. A lingering; stay; stop.
2. A putting off or deferring; procrastination; as, the delay of trial is not to be imputed to the plaintiff.
3. Hinderance for a time.
DELAYED, participle passive Deferred; detained; hindered for a time; retarded.
DELAYER, noun One who defers; one who lingers.
DELAYING, participle present tense Putting off; deferring; procrastinating; retarding; detaining.
DELAYMENT, noun Hinderance.