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Belay vs. Delay — What's the Difference?

Belay vs. Delay — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Belay and Delay

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Belay

(Nautical) To secure or make fast (a rope, for example) by winding on a cleat or pin.
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Delay

Make (someone or something) late or slow
The train was delayed
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Belay

To provide security to (a climber) by paying out or drawing in rope, often through a braking device, in readiness to break a potential fall.
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Delay

A period of time by which something is late or postponed
A two-hour delay
Long delays in obtaining passports
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Belay

To cause to stop.
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Delay

To postpone until a later time; defer.
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Belay

To be made secure.
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Delay

To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired
Heavy traffic delayed us.
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Belay

Used in the imperative as an order to stop
Belay there!.
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Delay

To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
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Belay

The act of belaying a climber.
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Delay

The act of delaying; postponement
Responded without delay.
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Belay

A system of ropes and anchors by which a climber is belayed.
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Delay

The condition of being delayed; detainment.
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Belay

To make (a rope) fast by turning it around a fastening point such as a cleat.
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Delay

The period of time during which one is delayed.
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Belay

To handle a climbing rope to prevent (a climber) from falling to the ground.
He would need an experienced partner to belay him on the difficult climbs.
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Delay

The interval of time between two events.
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Belay

(transitive) To lay aside; stop; cancel.
I could only hope the remaining piton would belay his fall.
Belay that order!
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Delay

A period of time before an event occurs; the act of delaying; procrastination; lingering inactivity.
The delay before the echo of a sound
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Belay

The general command to stop or cease.
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Delay

(music) An audio effects unit that introduces a controlled delay.
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Belay

To surround; environ; enclose.
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Delay

Synonym of promise
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Belay

To overlay; adorn.
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Delay

(chess) An amount of time provided on each move before one's clock starts to tick; a less common time control than increment.
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Belay

To besiege; invest; surround.
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Delay

(ambitransitive) To put off until a later time; to defer.
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Belay

To lie in wait for in order to attack; block up or obstruct.
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Delay

To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time.
The mail is delayed by a heavy fall of snow.
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Belay

(climbing) The securing of a rope to a rock or other projection.
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Delay

To allay; to temper.
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Belay

(climbing) The object to which a rope is secured.
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Delay

(obsolete) To dilute, temper.
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Belay

(climbing) A location at which a climber stops and builds an anchor with which to secure their partner.
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Delay

(obsolete) To assuage, quench, allay.
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Belay

To lay on or cover; to adorn.
Jacket . . . belayed with silver lace.
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Delay

A putting off or deferring; procrastination; lingering inactivity; stop; detention; hindrance.
Without any delay, on the morrow I sat on the judgment seat.
The government ought to be settled without the delay of a day.
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Belay

To make fast, as a rope, by taking several turns with it round a pin, cleat, or kevel.
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Delay

To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before.
My lord delayeth his coming.
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Belay

To lie in wait for with a view to assault. Hence: to block up or obstruct.
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Delay

To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time; to retard the motion, or time of arrival, of; as, the mail is delayed by a heavy fall of snow.
Thyrsis! whose artful strains have oft delayedThe huddling brook to hear his madrigal.
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Belay

Something to which a mountain climber's rope can be secured
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Delay

To allay; to temper.
The watery showers delay the raging wind.
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Belay

Turn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or him
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Delay

To move slowly; to stop for a time; to linger; to tarry.
There seem to be certain bounds to the quickness and slowness of the succession of those ideas, . . . beyond which they can neither delay nor hasten.
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Belay

Fasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat
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Delay

Time during which some action is awaited;
Instant replay caused too long a delay
He ordered a hold in the action
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Delay

The act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
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Delay

Cause to be slowed down or delayed;
Traffic was delayed by the bad weather
She delayed the work that she didn't want to perform
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Delay

Act later than planned, scheduled, or required;
Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered
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Delay

Stop or halt;
Please stay the bloodshed!
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Delay

Slow the growth or development of;
The brain damage will retard the child's language development
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