Dictionary Results for delays


1. delay - noun

· time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"

Synonym(s): hold, time_lag, postponement, wait

Hypernym(s): pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension




2. delay - noun

· the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time

Synonym(s): holdup

Hypernym(s): inactivity




3. delay - verb

· cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"

Synonym(s): detain, hold_up

Hypernym(s): decelerate, slow, slow_down, slow_up, retard

Antonym(s): rush




4. delay - verb

· act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"

Hypernym(s): wait, hold_off, hold_back




5. delay - verb

· stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!"

Synonym(s): stay, detain

Hypernym(s): check, retard, delay




6. delay - verb

· slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"

Synonym(s): check, retard

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify





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