Definition for DE-LIV'ER

DE-LIV'ER, v.t. [Fr. delivrer; de and livrer, to deliver; Sp. librar; Port. livrar; L. liber, free, disengaged; delibro, to free, to peel; Arm. delivra; See Liberal, Library, Librate.]

  1. To free; to release, as from restraint; to set at liberty; as, to deliver one from captivity.
  2. To rescue, or save. Deliver me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked. – Ps. lxxi.
  3. To give or transfer; to put into another's hand or power; to commit; to pass from one to another. Thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand. – Gen. xl. So we say, to deliver goods to a carrier; to deliver a letter; to deliver possession of an estate.
  4. To surrender; to yield; to give up; to resign; as, to deliver a fortress to an enemy. It is often followed by up; as, to deliver up the city; to deliver up stolen goods. The exalted mind All sense of woe delivers to the wind. – Pope.
  5. To disburden of a child.
  6. To utter; to pronounce; to speak; to send forth in words; as, to deliver a sermon, an address, or an oration.
  7. To exert in motion. [Not in use.] To deliver to the wind, to cast away; to reject. To deliver over, to transfer; to give or pass from one to another; as, to deliver over goods to another. #2. To surrender or resign; to put into another's power; to commit to the discretion of; to abandon to. Deliver me not over to the will of my enemies. – Ps. xxvii. To deliver up, to give up; to surrender.

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