- vi. 延期；耽搁
- vt. 延期；耽搁
- n. 延期；耽搁；被耽搁或推迟的时间
- n. (Delay)人名；(英)迪莱；(法)德莱
CET4 TEM4 考 研 TOEFL CET6
来自法语delaie, 来自de-, 向下，离开，-laie, 留下，停留，词源同lax, 拼写受lay影响俗化，引申义延迟。
- delay:  English acquired delay from Old French delaier, a compound verb formed from the prefix de- ‘off’ and laier ‘leave’. This verb, which also crops up in English relay, appears to have been a variant of laissier (source of English lease), which came from Latin laxāre ‘slacken, undo’. This in turn was derived from the adjective laxus ‘loose’.
=> lax, lease, relay
- delay (v.)
- c. 1300, from Old French delaiier, from de- "away, from" (see de-) + laier "leave, let," probably a variant of Old French laissier, from Latin laxare "slacken, undo" (see lax). Related: Delayed; delaying.
- delay (n.)
- mid-13c., from Old French delaie, from delaiier (see delay (v.)).
- 1. How much delay should we build into the plan?
- 2. The time delay would be smaller by eight orders of magnitude.
- 3. He hates delay and procrastination in all its forms.
- 4. A host of problems may delay the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
- 5. The laws led to confusion, muddle and years of delay.
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