1. Time during which some action is awaited (synset 115297015)
    "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
  2. The act of delaying;
    Inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time (synset 101068087)
  1. Cause to be slowed down or delayed (synset 200460731)
    "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"
  2. Act later than planned, scheduled, or required (synset 202648041)
    "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"
  3. Stop or halt (synset 200461855)
    "Please stay the bloodshed!"
  4. Slow the growth or development of (synset 200441241)
    "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"

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