delay

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
delay

Plural
delays

  1. A delay is a wait or the waiting time.
    Computer problems caused a long delay in the meeting.
    Train A62 will be leaving in 15 minutes. We appologise for the delay.

Verb[change]

Plain form
delay

Third-person singular
delays

Past tense
delayed

Past participle
delayed

Present participle
delaying

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you delay, you wait until a later time or cause something to be late.
    We have decided to delay the changes to give people more time.
    The train was delayed by mechanical problems.
    We only have a few spots left, so don't delay.