delay
noun.
time during which some action is awaited
instant replay caused too long a delay|he ordered a hold in the action
noun.
the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
Synonym: holdup
verb.
cause to be slowed down or delayed
Traffic was delayed by the bad weather|she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform
Synonym: detain, hold up
verb.
act later than planned, scheduled, or required
Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered
verb.
stop or halt
Please stay the bloodshed!
Synonym: detain, stay
verb.
slow the growth or development of
The brain damage will retard the child's language development
Synonym: retard, check
Antonym: rush