Synonyms for delay

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : dih-ley
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈleɪ

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Définition of delay

Origin :
  • c.1300, from Old French delaiier, from de- "away, from" (see de-) + laier "leave, let," probably a variant of Old French laissier, from Latin laxare "slacken, undo" (see lax). Related: Delayed; delaying.
  • noun deferment, interruption
  • verb cause stop in action
Example sentences :
  • Some horrible accident might happen to delay us here thirty minutes.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Wilson, chafing under the delay, was obliged to admit to himself that it was best.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • In the making of fancies and jests he sees a chance of delay.
  • Extract from : « De Profundis » by Oscar Wilde
  • Yates did not like to ask the cause of the delay; so the three sat there silently.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • The idea never occurred to her that there should be the slightest hindrance or the least delay.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • "I shall not delay you many minutes, Mr. Vivian," said her ladyship.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • The schooner down boat, and took us on board without any delay.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Could she ever pardon herself for this delay, when Mordecai is suspended?
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • I have demanded a year's delay, to allow mutual trial and reflection.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Let us not delay a moment, without some good and obvious cause.
  • Extract from : « The Last of the Mohicans » by James Fenimore Cooper

Antonyms for delay

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