NOTE: refers to an amount of unexpected, unintended time
Bad weather in Dallas was causing 2-hour delays at the airport.
Sally experienced a long delay in getting her renewed passport.
Huge traffic delays at the bridge are now common during rush hour.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
NOTE: X's delay of Y -> X caused Y to be delayed, a nominalization
Congress's delay of bringing this bill to the floor has angered voters.
The extremely cold spring resulted in the delay of buds opening this year.
I managed to get out the door without further delay.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
NOTE: narrow somewhat technical usage
Electronic delay has been a critical problem in active noise control systems.
There was .5 second delay in the signal transmission.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b
With this kit you can build your own electronic delays.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1c