Delay vs Undelayed - What's the difference?
As a verb delay
is to put off until a later time; to defer or delay
can be (obsolete) to dilute, temper.
As a noun delay
is a period of time before an event occurs; the act of delaying; procrastination; lingering inactivity.
As an adjective undelayed is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) . More at let (to hinder), late, leave.
To put off until a later time; to defer.
* Bible, (w) xxiv. 48
To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time.
- My lord delayeth his coming.
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(label) To allay; to temper.
* (Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
- The watery showers delay the raging wind.
* This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing) . See
* See also
* put off
* put on ice
A period of time before an event occurs; the act of delaying; procrastination; lingering inactivity.
* Bible, Acts xxv. 17
- the delay before the echo of a sound
- Without any delay , on the morrow I sat on the judgment seat.
- The government ought to be settled without the delay of a day.
From (etyl) .
(obsolete) To dilute, temper.
(obsolete) To assuage, quench, allay.
* 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.12:
- Those dreadfull flames she also found delayd / And quenched quite like a consumed torch […].