Definition for "idle"
- Not used or hectic: idle carpenters. See Synonyms…
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- "Being forced to work, and forced…"
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- Verb Comparison to a stationary car.A…
- Not used or hectic: idle carpenters. See Synonyms at inactive.
- preventing work or employment; lazy: shiftless, idle youth. See Synonyms at lazy.
- Not in use or procedure: idle fingers.
- poor compound, value, or foundation. See Synonyms at baseless, vain.
- Empty, vacant.
- perhaps not looked to proper usage; perhaps not occupied.
- perhaps not involved with any career or work; unemployed; sedentary; doing nothing.
- Averse to the office, labor or employment; lazy; slothful.
- Of no relevance; useless; useless; vain; trifling; thoughtless; silly.
- Of no-account; worthless; vain; trifling; unprofitable; thoughtless; silly; barren.
- maybe not called into energetic service; perhaps not looked to proper use; unemployed.
- maybe not employed; unoccupied with company; sedentary; performing nothing.
- provided remainder and convenience; averse to labor or employment; sluggish; slothful.
- Light-headed; silly.
- lacking a feeling of restraint or duty
- maybe not for action or at the office
- without having a job
- perhaps not producing a return
- without a basis in explanation or reality
- perhaps not in active use
- absurd or trivial
- to pass through time without working or while preventing work.
- to maneuver lazily and without function.
- to perform at a slow speed or off gear. Used of a motor vehicle.
- To lose or spend some time in inaction, or without getting used in business.
- To pass (time) without working or while avoiding work; waste: idle the afternoon away.
- to produce or cause to be unemployed or sedentary.
- resulting in (a motor, including) to idle.
- to invest in idleness; to waste; to eat; -- usually followed closely by away.
- circumstances of idling. Applied of a motor vehicle: an engine running quietly at idle.
- A mechanism for controlling the rate of which an engine works at rest: set the idle higher to help keep the engine from stalling.
- Idleness; indolence.
- An indolent person.
- hawaii of an engine or any other mechanism this is certainly idling
- To spend in idleness; to waste; to consume.
- to get rid of or spend some time performing nothing, or without being used in company.
- Of an engine: to perform at a slow speed, or away from gear; to tick over.
- be idle; occur in a changeless circumstance
- run disconnected or idle
- Empty; vacant; not occupied: because, idle hours.
- maybe not involved with any profession or employment; unemployed; sedentary; performing absolutely nothing.
- In a state of disuse; staying unused.
- Useless; ineffectual; vain; bootless; unavailing; useless: since, idle trend.
- Of no importance; insignificant; irrelevant; flippant; useless; unprofitable: since, an idle story.
- Acting idly or unconcernedly; reckless; indifferent.
- Slothful; directed at remainder and ease; averse to labor; sluggish: because, an idle fellow.
- Wandering in your mind; light-headed: an occasional use in old plays.
- to blow or waste time in inaction or without work.
- to invest in idleness; waste: generally followed by away: as, to idle away time.
- Of machinery, doing no direct work; just switching the direction of movement: because, an idle equipment; also, working simply to carry transmission-elements: because, an idle pulley (which see).