1. not as far along as normal in development
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Delay \De*lay"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Delayed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Delaying.] [OF. deleer, delaier, fr. the noun d['e]lai, or
directly fr. L. dilatare to enlarge, dilate, in LL., to put
off. See Delay, n., and cf. Delate, 1st Defer,
1. To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the
time of or before.
My lord delayeth his coming. --Matt. xxiv.
2. 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 delayed
The huddling brook to hear his madrigal. --Milton.
3. To allay; to temper. [Obs.]
The watery showers delay the raging wind. --Surrey.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: not as far along as normal in development
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
31 Moby Thesaurus words for "delayed":
arrested, back, backward, behind, behindhand, belated, blocked,
checked, delayed-action, detained, held up, hung up, impeded,
in a bind, in abeyance, jammed, late, latish, moratory,
never on time, obstructed, overdue, retarded, set back, slow,
slowed down, stopped, tardy, unpunctual, unready, untimely