Definition of "Delay" :
noun: the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
noun: time during which some action is awaited
"Instant replay caused too long a delay."
verb: slow the growth or development of
verb: cause to be slowed down or delayed
"Traffic was delayed by the bad weather."
verb: stop or halt
verb: act later than planned, scheduled, or required
"Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered."