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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Deliver \De*liv"er\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Delivered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Delivering}.] [F. d['e]livrer, LL. deliberare to liberate, give over, fr. L. de + liberare to set free. See {Liberate}.]

1. To set free from restraint; to set at liberty; to release; to liberate, as from control; to give up; to free; to save; to rescue from evil actual or feared; -- often with from or out of; as, to deliver one from captivity, or from fear of death.

He that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. --Ezek. xxxiii. 5.

Promise was that I Should Israel from Philistian yoke deliver. --Milton.

2. To give or transfer; to yield possession or control of; to part with (to); to make over; to commit; to surrender; to resign; -- often with up or over, to or into.

Thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand. --Gen. xl. 13.

The constables have delivered her over. --Shak.

The exalted mind All sense of woe delivers to the wind. --Pope.

3. To make over to the knowledge of another; to communicate; to utter; to speak; to impart.

Till he these words to him deliver might. --Spenser.

Whereof the former delivers the precepts of the art, and the latter the perfection. --Bacon.

4. To give forth in action or exercise; to discharge; as, to deliver a blow; to deliver a broadside, or a ball.

Shaking his head and delivering some show of tears. --Sidney.

An uninstructed bowler . . . thinks to attain the jack by delivering his bowl straightforward upon it. --Sir W. Scott.

5. To free from, or disburden of, young; to relieve of a child in childbirth; to bring forth; -- often with of.

She was delivered safe and soon. --Gower.

Tully was long ere he could be delivered of a few verses, and those poor ones. --Peacham.

6. To discover; to show. [Poetic]

I 'll deliver Myself your loyal servant. --Shak.

7. To deliberate. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

8. To admit; to allow to pass. [Obs.] --Bacon.

Syn: To {Deliver}, {Give Forth}, {Discharge}, {Liberate}, {Pronounce}, {Utter}.

Usage: Deliver denotes, literally, to set free. Hence the term is extensively applied to cases where a thing is made to pass from a confined state to one of greater freedom or openness. Hence it may, in certain connections, be used as synonymous with any or all of the above-mentioned words, as will be seen from the following examples: One who delivers a package gives it forth; one who delivers a cargo discharges it; one who delivers a captive liberates him; one who delivers a message or a discourse utters or pronounces it; when soldiers deliver their fire, they set it free or give it forth.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Deliver \De*liv"er\, adjective [OF. delivre free, unfettered. See {Deliver}, verb (used with an object)] Free; nimble; sprightly; active. [Obs.]

Wonderly deliver and great of strength. --Chaucer.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

deliver

verb

1: deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students" [syn: {deliver}, {present}]

2: bring to a destination, make a delivery; "our local super market delivers"

3: to surrender someone or something to another; "the guard delivered the criminal to the police"; "render up the prisoners"; "render the town to the enemy"; "fork over the money" [syn: {hand over}, {fork over}, {fork out}, {fork up}, {turn in}, {deliver}, {render}]

4: free from harm or evil [syn: {rescue}, {deliver}]

5: hand over to the authorities of another country; "They extradited the fugitive to his native country so he could be tried there" [syn: {extradite}, {deliver}, {deport}]

6: pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment" [syn: {render}, {deliver}, {return}]

7: utter (an exclamation, noise, etc.); "The students delivered a cry of joy"

8: save from sins [syn: {deliver}, {redeem}, {save}]

9: carry out or perform; "deliver an attack", "deliver a blow"; "The boxer drove home a solid left" [syn: {deliver}, {drive home}]

10: relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in" [syn: {surrender}, {cede}, {deliver}, {give up}]

11: throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball; "The pitcher delivered the ball" [syn: {deliver}, {pitch}]

12: cause to be born; "My wife had twins yesterday!" [syn: {give birth}, {deliver}, {bear}, {birth}, {have}]


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