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VERB (2)

1. be about;
- Example: "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"
- Example: "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"
[syn: loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around]

2. leave slowly and hesitantly;
[syn: tarry, linger]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. having the characteristics of pitch or tar;
[syn: pitchy, resinous, resiny, tarry]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tarry \Tar"ry\, v. t. 1. To delay; to defer; to put off. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Tarry us here no longer than to-morrow. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To wait for; to stay or stop for. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] He that will have a cake out of the wheat must needs tarry the grinding. --Shak. [1913 Webster] He plodded on, . . . tarrying no further question. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tarry \Tar"ry\, n. Stay; stop; delay. [Obs.] --E. Lodge. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tarry \Tar"ry\, a. [From Tar, n.] Consisting of, or covered with, tar; like tar. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tarry \Tar"ry\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tarried; p. pr. & vb. n. Tarrying.] [OE. tarien to irritate (see Tarre); but with a change of sense probably due to confusion with OE. targen to delay, OF. targier, fr. (assumed) LL. tardicare, fr. L. tardare to make slow, to tarry, fr. tardus slow. Cf. Tardy.] 1. To stay or remain behind; to wait. [1913 Webster] Tarry ye for us, until we come again. --Ex. xxiv. 14. [1913 Webster] 2. To delay; to put off going or coming; to loiter. [1913 Webster] Come down unto me, tarry not. --Gen. xic. 9. [1913 Webster] One tarried here, there hurried one. --Emerson. [1913 Webster] 3. To stay; to abide; to continue; to lodge. [1913 Webster] Tarry all night, and wash your feet. --Gen. xix. 2. [1913 Webster] Syn: To abide; continue; lodge; await; loiter. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tarry adj 1: having the characteristics of pitch or tar [syn: pitchy, resinous, resiny, tarry] v 1: be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?" [syn: loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around] 2: leave slowly and hesitantly [syn: tarry, linger]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

113 Moby Thesaurus words for "tarry": abide, await, be still, bide, bide the issue, carry on, cease not, coast, continue, continue to be, crawl, creep, dally, dawdle, defeat time, defy time, delay, dillydally, drag, drag along, drag on, dwell, endure, exist, extend, falter, flag, freeze, go along, go on, goof off, halt, hang about, hang around, hang back, hold, hold everything, hold on, hold out, hold steady, hold your horses, jog on, keep, keep going, keep on, keep quiet, lag, last, last long, last out, lie still, linger, linger on, live, live on, live through, loiter, lollygag, maintain, mark time, never cease, not breathe, not stir, pause, perdure, perennate, persist, poke, prevail, procrastinate, put off, remain, remain motionless, repose, rest, run, run on, settle, shilly-shally, sit tight, sit up, slog on, sojourn, stagger on, stall, stand, stand fast, stand firm, stand still, stay, stay on, stay put, stay up, stick, stick around, stick fast, stop, stop over, subsist, survive, sustain, take time, temporize, tide over, trail, tread water, wait, wait a minute, wait and see, waste time, wear, wear on, wear well