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Meaning of TARRY

Pronunciation:  [adj]'târee, 'taree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having the characteristics of pitch or tar
  2. [v]  leave slowly and hesitantly
  3. [v]  be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"
 

TARRY is a 5 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: adhesive, footle, hang around, lallygag, linger, linger, loaf, loiter, lollygag, lounge, lurk, mess about, mill about, mill around, pitchy, resinous, resiny
 
 See Also: be, go away, go forth, leave, lurch, prowl

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Tar"ry\, a. [From {Tar}, n.]
    Consisting of, or covered with, tar; like tar.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
             Tarry ye for us, until we come again. --Ex. xxiv.
                                                   14.
    
    2. To delay; to put off going or coming; to loiter.
    
             Come down unto me, tarry not.         --Gen. xic. 9.
    
             One tarried here, there hurried one.  --Emerson.
    
    3. To stay; to abide; to continue; to lodge.
    
             Tarry all night, and wash your feet.  --Gen. xix. 2.
    
    Syn: To abide; continue; lodge; await; loiter.
    
    
  3. \Tar"ry\, v. t.
    1. To delay; to defer; to put off. [Obs.]
    
             Tarry us here no longer than to-morrow. --Chaucer.
    
    2. To wait for; to stay or stop for. [Archaic]
    
             He that will have a cake out of the wheat must needs
             tarry the grinding.                   --Shak.
    
             He plodded on, . . . tarrying no further question.
                                                   --Sir W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    
  4. \Tar"ry\, n.
    Stay; stop; delay. [Obs.] --E. Lodge.
    
    
 

 

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