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

My lord delayeth his coming. Matt. 14.

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, 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.


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.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Delay'. King James Dictionary.

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