Definition of delay :
1. A putting off or deferring; procrastination; lingering inactivity; stop; detention; hindrance.
2. To allay; to temper.
3. To move slowly; to stop for a time; to linger; to tarry.
4. To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before.
5. 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.
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hinder (part of speech: verb)
cripple, block, thwart, burden, counter, congest, detain, oppose, baffle, inhibit, curb, snarl, obstruct, hamper, crimp, fetter, dam, foul, constipate, mire, hamstring, constrain, complicate, drag, entrap, tangle, clog, snag, paralyze, stop, brake, handicap, deter, resist, restrain, hinder, stay, bung, frustrate, bar, impede, bottleneck, choke, jam, plug, encumber, check, impair, cramp, restrict, entangle, catch, interrupt
hindrance (part of speech: noun)
disadvantage, blockade, blockage, bafflement, complication, entrapment, damper, impediment, constraint, deterrent, impedance, encumbrance, hurdle, frustration, inhibition, congestion, restriction, impasse, restraint, interruption, entanglement, resistance, hindrance, opposition, constipation, obstruction, drawback, barrier, stoppage, obstacle
hesitate (part of speech: verb)
interrupt (part of speech: verb)
slow (part of speech: verb)
interruption (part of speech: noun)
- " At once, without the delay of an hour. - "Blind Love", Wilkie Collins.
- Pray come without delay. - "Lady Audley's Secret", Mary Elizabeth Braddon.
- " I have been thinking of the same thing," said Jack, who now changed their course with the view of reaching home with the least possible delay. - "The Lost Trail", Edward S. Ellis.