Associations to the word «Delay»


DELAY, noun. A period of time before an event occurs; the act of delaying; procrastination; lingering inactivity.
DELAY, verb. To put off until a later time; to defer.
DELAY, verb. To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time.
DELAY, verb. (obsolete) To allay; to temper.
DELAY, verb. (obsolete) To dilute, temper.
DELAY, verb. (obsolete) To assuage, quench, allay.
DELAY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION, noun. (calculus) a type of differential equation in which the derivative of the unknown function at a certain time is given in terms of the values of the function at previous times
DELAY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, noun. Plural of delay differential equation

Dictionary definition

DELAY, noun. Time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action".
DELAY, noun. The act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time.
DELAY, verb. Cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform".
DELAY, verb. Act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered".
DELAY, verb. Stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!".
DELAY, verb. Slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development".

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.