delay


delay
01. The flight was [delayed] by bad weather.
02. They have [delayed] their move to the West Coast until his job is confirmed.
03. What's the big [delay] all about? Let's get going!
04. My sister and her husband [delayed] having children until they were able to afford to buy a house.
05. The train has been [delayed] due to an accident on the tracks in the next town.
06. Our flight to Mexico had a 4-hour [delay] because of engine problems.
07. We have decided to [delay] our marriage for a few weeks so that my fiancé's best friend can attend.
08. The government's decision to [delay] the election call may cost them votes.
09. Thomas Jefferson once stated that [delay] is preferable to error.
10. Brigham Young once remarked that the best remedy for anger is [delay].
11. Under the Canadian political system, the Senate's powers are largely limited to [delaying] the endorsement of legislation passed by the House.
12. Experts say that the common cold will [delay] a child's growth for the duration of the illness.
13. A Spanish proverb notes that God [delays], but doesn't forget.
14. The Magna Carta states, "To none will we sell, to none deny or [delay], right or justice."
15. Indecision over the nation's role in the economic integration of Europe [delayed] Sweden's entry into the EU until 1995.
16. Studies show that a girl who is educated tends to [delay] marriage and childbirth until she is ready.

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  • delay — I noun cunctatio, cunctation, dalliance, deceleration, deferment, demurral, detainment, detention, dilatoriness, impediment, intermission, interruption, lag, lateness, cessatio, mora, moratorium, pause, postponement, procrastination, prolongation …   Law dictionary

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  • Delay — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Pedal de delay. Delay (inglés: retraso) es un efecto de sonido que consiste en la multiplicación y retraso modulado de una señal sonora. Una vez procesada la señal se mezcla con la original. El resultado es el… …   Wikipedia Español

  • DELAY (J.) — Jean DELAY 1907 1987 De sa naissance à Bayonne le 14 novembre 1907 jusqu’à la fresque sans égale achevée avec sa tétralogie généalogique Avant mémoire , en passant par l’Académie de médecine et l’Académie francaise, chaque moment de la vie de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • delay — vb 1 Delay, retard, slow, slacken, detain are not always close synonyms, but they carry the same basic meaning: to cause someone or something to be behind in his or its schedule or usual rate of movement or progress. Delay implies the operation,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • delay — DELAY. s. m. Retardement, remise. Long delay. demander un delay. obtenir un delay. donner quelque delay. prendre du delay. sans delay. sans aucun delay. sans plus de delay. deux ou trois jours de delay. pour tout delay …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Delay — (engl. Verzögerung) steht für: mehrere Begriffe in der Telekommunikation, siehe Verzögerung (Telekommunikation) eine Verzögerung von Schall, siehe Delay (Musik) einen Effekt aus dem Bereich der audivisuell unterstützenden Veranstaltungstechnik… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Delay — De*lay , n.; pl. {Delays}. [F. d[ e]lai, fr. OF. deleer to delay, or fr. L. dilatum, which, though really from a different root, is used in Latin only as a p. p. neut. of differre to carry apart, defer, delay. See {Tolerate}, and cf. {Differ},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Delay — De*lay , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Delaying}.] [OF. deleer, delaier, fr. the noun d[ e]lai, or directly fr. L. dilatare to enlarge, dilate, in LL., to put off. See {Delay}, n., and cf. {Delate}, 1st {Defer}, {Dilate}.] 1. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Delay — De*lay , v. i. To move slowly; to stop for a time; to linger; to tarry. [1913 Webster] 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Delay — (inglés: retraso) Efecto de sonido que consiste en la multiplicación y retraso modulado de una señal sonora. Una vez procesada la señal se mezcla con la original. El resultado es el clásico efecto de eco sonoro. En cualquier módulo de delay… …   Enciclopedia Universal