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There are 6 meanings of the word Delay.

How to pronounce delay:

Def 1 US

Delay - as a noun

Time during which some action is awaited

Example: "Instant replay caused too long a delay"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
hold8postponement18time lagwait7
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Delay - as a verb

Cause to be slowed down or delayed

Example: "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
detain7hold up
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
decelerate13slow7slow downslow up
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)
Antonyms (Opposite Meaning)

Act later than planned, scheduled, or required

Example: "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"

Hypernyms (Closely Related)
hold backhold offwait7
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Stop or halt

Example: "Please stay the bloodshed!"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Slow the growth or development of

Example: "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"

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Example Sentences

"There was a 10-minute delay on the train."
"The flight had a two-hour delay due to bad weather."
"I apologize for the delay in responding to your email."
"The project is experiencing a significant delay."
"The doctor explained that the delay in treatment could be harmful."
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Word Game Points

Is DELAY a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, delay is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

DELAY has a SCRABBLE points total of 9.

Is DELAY a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, delay is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
DELAY has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 9.

Is DELAY a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, delay is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
DELAY has a WORDFEUD points total of 9.

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