The Bible

Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DELAY, verb transitive

1. To prolong the time of acting, or proceeding; to put off; to defer.

My lord delayeth his coming. Matthew 14:1.

2. To retard; to stop, detain or hinder for a time; to restrain motion, or render it slow; as, the mail is delated by bad roads.

Thyrsis, whose artful strains have oft delayed

The huddling brook to hear his madrigal.

3. To allay.

DELAY, verb intransitive To linger; to move slow; or to stop for a time.

There are certain bounds to the quickness and slowness of the succession of ideas, beyond which they can neither delay nor hasten.

DELAY, noun

1. A lingering; stay; stop.

2. A putting off or deferring; procrastination; as, the delay of trial is not to be imputed to the plaintiff.

3. Hinderance for a time.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DELAYED, participle passive Deferred; detained; hindered for a time; retarded.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DELAYER, noun One who defers; one who lingers.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DELAYING, participle present tense Putting off; deferring; procrastinating; retarding; detaining.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DELAYMENT, noun Hinderance.