The sale of a futures or forward contract may require the seller to deliver the commodity during the delivery month, if the short position is not offset prior to that time. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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deliver de‧liv‧er [dɪˈlɪvə ǁ -ər] verb
1. [transitive] to take goods or mail to a place:

• An average of 52 tankers a day deliver 462 million gallons of crude oil, gasoline and other petroleum products to the U.S.

• The new computers will be delivered next week.

2. [intransitive, transitive] to provide or achieve something that other people benefit from:

• Since January 2005, the fund has delivered an annual return of 14.7%.

• Good government can deliver a high level of services while maintaining fiscal discipline.

deliver on

• The question is whether the company can deliver on these commitments.

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deliver UK US /dɪˈlɪvər/ verb
[I or T] to take goods, letters, parcels, etc. to a place: deliver goods/mail/products »

Manufacturers can deliver goods directly from factories.


Most stores will deliver between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

deliver sth to sb/sth »

Together, the three groups deliver 340,000 meals a year to homebound people.

[T] to provide a service: »

We want world-class wages and conditions for our people to match the world class services that they deliver.


The company is working tirelessly to deliver improved services for passengers.

[I or T] to achieve, provide, or produce something: »

The price wars we see among retailers are a direct result of their need to maximise market share and deliver profits to shareholders.

deliver a rise/increase in sth »

We have been able to deliver a 40% rise in revenues and profits for the seventh successive year.


deliver growth/returns/savings


deliver benefits/results/improvements

[I] to do something that has been promised: »

The main complaint from analysts is that the company says all the right things but fails to deliver.


In particular, critics cite his failure to deliver on a promise to attract half-a-million customers for the new service by last summer.

[I or T] to manufacture and supply something to a customer: »

Boeing predicts that manufacturers will deliver 28,600 airplanes worth $2.8 trillion by 2026.


Our key aim is to deliver a quality product to the consumer.


Officials say the merger should be invisible, as the new company will continue to deliver electricity and gas to customers and be regulated by the same body.

[T] to make a speech or an official statement: deliver a briefing/report/speech »

She is due to deliver a keynote speech to finance ministers this afternoon.


The water industry regulator is due to deliver his verdict on the proposed takeover today.

deliver content — Cf. deliver content
deliver a blow to sb/sth — Cf. deliver a blow to sth
deliver the goods — Cf. deliver the goods

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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