delay (

     n 1: time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay
          caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the
          action" [syn: hold, time lag, postponement, wait]
     2: the act of delaying [syn: holdup]
     v 1: cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by
          the bad weather" [syn: detain, hold up] [ant: rush]
     2: act later than planned or scheduled
     3: stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!" [syn: stay, detain]