Learner's definition of DELIVERY
1 a : the act of taking something to a person or place
The delivery is scheduled for this morning.
The supermarket makes deliveries [=takes goods to customers] for free within 30 miles of the store.
The restaurant doesn't do deliveries. [=does not take food to customers]
b [count] : something that is taken to a person or place : something that is delivered
The company offers free delivery with orders over $100.
She does the mail delivery [=she delivers the mail] on my street.
a delivery truck/service [=a truck/service that delivers something]
Someone has to be home to accept/receive delivery of the package.
Payment is due on delivery of the goods. [=when you receive the goods]
Allow six weeks for delivery.
2 : the act or process of giving birth
3 [singular] : the way someone says something officially or publicly : the way someone delivers a speech, statement, etc., to a group of people
The joke was funny, but his delivery was terrible.
I need to work on my delivery before I give the speech.
4 [count], sports : the way a ball is thrown in baseball or cricket
take delivery offormal
: to receive (something that is being delivered to you)