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    Definition:
    Delay - (v.) A putting off or deferring; procrastination; lingering inactivity; stop; detention; hindrance.
    Delay - (n.) To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before.
    Delay - (n.) 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.
    Delay - (n.) To allay; to temper.
    Delay - (v. i.) To move slowly; to stop for a time; to linger; to tarry.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Delays - (pl. ) of Delay
    Delayed - (imp. & p. p.) of Delay
    Delaying - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Delay
    Delayer - (n.) One who delays; one who lingers.
    Delayingly - (adv.) By delays.
    Delayment - (n.) Hindrance.
    Roundelay - (n.) See Rondeau, and Rondel.
    Roundelay - (n.) A tune in which a simple strain is often repeated; a simple rural strain which is short and lively.
    Roundelay - (n.) A dance in a circle.
    Roundelay - (n.) Anything having a round form; a roundel.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Delay - v. 1 postpone; defer. 2 make or be late; loiter. n. 1 delaying or being delayed. 2 time lost by this. 3 hindrance. [french]
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    Delayed-action - attrib. Adj. (esp. Of a bomb, camera, etc.) Operating after a set interval.
    Roundelay - n. Short simple song with a refrain. [alteration of french rondelet diminutive: related to *roundel]

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