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Linger

Linger Meaning & Definition
Linger Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Linger?

[v] move to and fro; "The shy student lingered in the corner"
[v] leave slowly and hesitantly
[v] take one's time; proceed slowly
[v] be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"
[v] remain present although waning or gradually dying; "Her perfume lingered on"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Linger: dawdle | footle | hang around | hover | lallygag | loaf | loiter | lollygag | lounge | lurk | mess about | mill about | mill around | tarry | tarry

Related Terms | Find terms related to Linger: abide | amble | await | bide | bide the issue | carry on | cease not | continue | crawl | creep | dally | dawdle | delay | diddle | dillydally | dither | doodle | drag | drag along | drag on | drift | dwell on | elaborate | endure | fall behind | falter | flag | get behind | go along | go on | goof off | halt | hang about | hang around | hang back | hang on | harp on | hold everything | hold on | hold steady | hold your horses | idle | jog on | keep going | keep on | labor | lag | linger behind | linger on | loiter | lollygag | mark time | mope | mosey | muck | never cease | pause | persevere | persist | piddle | poke | procrastinate | put off | remain | run on | shilly-shally | sit tight | sit up | slog on | stagger on | stay | stay on | stay up | stick around | straggle | stroll | survive | take time | tarry | temporize | trail | trail behind | wait | wait a minute | wait and see | waste time | wear on

See Also | be | dwell on | go away | go forth | hesitate | leave | linger over | lurch | move | persist | prowl | remain | stay | waffle | waver

Linger In Webster's Dictionary

\Lin"ger\ (l[i^][ng]"g[~e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lingered} (-g[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lingering}.] [OE. lengen to tarry, AS. lengan to prolong, put off, fr. lang long. [root]125. See {Long}, a.] To delay; to loiter; to remain or wait long; to be slow or reluctant in parting or moving; to be slow in deciding; to be in suspense; to hesitate. Nor cast one longing, lingering look behind. --Gray. Perhaps thou linger'st, in deep thoughts detained. --Milton. Syn: To loiter; lag; saunter; delay; tarry; stop; hesitate.
\Lin"ger\, v. t. 1. To protract; to draw out. [Obs.] She lingers my desires. --Shak. 2. To spend or pass in a lingering manner; -- with out; as, to linger out one's days on a sick bed. --Dryden.

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