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Delay

De`lay´
n.1.A putting off or deferring; procrastination; lingering inactivity; stop; detention; hindrance.
Without any delay, on the morrow I sat on the judgment seat.
- Acts xxv. 17.
The government ought to be settled without the delay of a day.
- Macaulay.
v. t.1.To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before.
[imp. & p. p. Delayed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Delaying.]
My lord delayeth his coming.
- Matt. xxiv. 48.
2.To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time; to retard the motion, or time of arrival, of; as, the mail is delayed by a heavy fall of snow.
3.To allay; to temper.
The watery showers delay the raging wind.
- Surrey.
v. i.1.To move slowly; to stop for a time; to linger; to tarry.
There seem to be certain bounds to the quickness and slowness of the succession of those ideas, . . . beyond which they can neither delay nor hasten.
- Locke.
Noun1.delay - time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
2.delay - the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
Synonyms: holdup
Verb1.delay - 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"
Synonyms: detain, hold up
Antonyms:
hurry, rush - urge to an unnatural speed; "Don't rush me, please!"
2.delay - act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"
3.delay - stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!"
Synonyms: detain, stay
4.delay - slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"
Synonyms: retard, check

DELAY, civil law. The time allowed either by law or by agreement of the parties to do something.
     2. The law allows a delay, for a party who has been summoned to appear, to make defence, to appeal; it admits of a delay during which and action may be brought, certain rights exercised, and the like.
     3. By the agreement of the parties there may be a delay in the payment of a debt, the fulfillment of a contract, &c. Vide Code, 3, 11, 4; Nov. 69, c. 2 Merl. Rep. h

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