Belay vs. Delay

Belay vs. Delay — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Belay and Delay

Belayverb

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

Delayverb

To postpone until a later time; defer.

Belayverb

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.

Delayverb

To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired

Heavy traffic delayed us.

Belayverb

To cause to stop.

Delayverb

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

Belayverb

To be made secure.

Delaynoun

The act of delaying; postponement

responded without delay.

Belayverb

Used in the imperative as an order to stop

Belay there!.

Delaynoun

The condition of being delayed; detainment.

Belaynoun

The act of belaying a climber.

Delaynoun

The period of time during which one is delayed.

Belaynoun

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

Delaynoun

The interval of time between two events.

Belayverb

To surround; environ; enclose.

Delaynoun

A period of time before an event occurs; the act of delaying; procrastination; lingering inactivity.

the delay before the echo of a sound

Belayverb

To overlay; adorn.

Delaynoun

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

Belayverb

To besiege; invest; surround.

Delayverb

To put off until a later time; to defer.

Belayverb

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

Delayverb

To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time.

The mail is delayed by a heavy fall of snow.

Belayverb

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

Delayverb

(obsolete) To allay; to temper.

Belayverb

(transitive) To secure (a person) to a rope or (a rope) to a person.

He would need an experienced partner to belay him on the difficult climbs.

Delayverb

(obsolete) To dilute, temper.

Belayverb

(transitive) To lay aside; stop; cancel.

I could only hope the remaining piton would belay his fall.Belay that order!

Delayverb

(obsolete) To assuage, quench, allay.

Belayverb

The general command to stop or cease.

Delaynoun

time during which some action is awaited;

instant replay caused too long a delayhe ordered a hold in the action

Belaynoun

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

Delaynoun

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

Belaynoun

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

Delayverb

cause to be slowed down or delayed;

Traffic was delayed by the bad weathershe delayed the work that she didn't want to perform

Belaynoun

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

Delayverb

act later than planned, scheduled, or required;

Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered

Belaynoun

something to which a mountain climber's rope can be secured

Delayverb

stop or halt;

Please stay the bloodshed!

Belayverb

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

Delayverb

slow the growth or development of;

The brain damage will retard the child's language development

Belayverb

fasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat