- n time during which some action is awaited
instant replay caused too long a delay
- n the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
- v 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
- v act later than planned, scheduled, or required
Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered
- v stop or halt
- v slow the growth or development of
- A graphic looking at how NextGen GPS-based techonolty can improve the airline industry, which airports have the worst delays and how to avoid them.
- As I've mentioned before, there's a danger that loan modifications, at least the way they're currently done, don't solve the problem, just delay it.
- Barack Obama in International Herald Tribune
Obama, who is facing a critical test less than three weeks into his presidency, said in a statement, "It is inexcusable and irresponsible to get bogged down in distraction and delay while millions of Americans are being put out of work."
- President Bush in New York Times
The temptation,Mr. Bush said, "will be to load up the bill. That would delay it or derail it, and neither option is acceptable."