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Tarry

Tarry Meaning & Definition
Tarry Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Tarry?

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

Synonyms | Synonyms for Tarry: adhesive | footle | hang around | lallygag | linger | linger | loaf | loiter | lollygag | lounge | lurk | mess about | mill about | mill around | pitchy | resinous | resiny

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See Also | be | go away | go forth | leave | lurch | prowl

Tarry In Webster's Dictionary

\Tar"ry\, a. [From {Tar}, n.] Consisting of, or covered with, tar; like tar.
\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.
\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.
\Tar"ry\, n. Stay; stop; delay. [Obs.] --E. Lodge.

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