Definitions For Delay


  • The act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
  • Time during which some action is awaited
  • A situation in which something happens later than it should
  • The amount of time that you must wait for something that is late


  • Slow the growth or development of
  • Cause to be slowed down or delayed
  • Stop or halt
  • Act later than planned, scheduled, or required
  • To wait until later to do something : to make something happen later
  • To make (something or someone) late : to make (something or someone) take longer than expected or planned

Is Delay a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Delay is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 9 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Delay in a Sentence

  • Do you know what's causing the delay?
  • A number of flight delays
  • After months of delay, construction on the new school began.
  • The doctor wants to delay surgery for a few weeks.
  • She's planning to delay her retirement.
  • He delayed too long, and now it's too late.

Synonyms for Delay

Antonyms for Delay

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