Definitions for tarryˈtɑr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tar•ryˈtær i(v.)-ried, -ry•ing

  1. (v.i.)to stay in a place; sojourn.

  2. to delay or be tardy in acting, starting, etc.; linger or loiter.

  3. to wait.

  4. (n.)a stay; sojourn.

Origin of tarry:

1275–1325; ME taryen to delay, tary a delay, of uncert. orig.


tar•ryˈtɑr i(adj.)-ri•er, -ri•est.

  1. of, like, or smeared with tar.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pitchy, resinous, resiny, tarry(verb)

    having the characteristics of pitch or tar

  2. loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around(verb)

    be about

    "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"

  3. tarry, linger(verb)

    leave slowly and hesitantly


  1. tarry(Adjective)

    Resembling tar.

  2. tarry(Adjective)

    Covered with tar.

  3. Origin: From tarien, terien, from tirian, tirgan, tergan, from terganan, from deregʰ-. Cognate with tergen, zergen, дергать.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tarry(noun)

    consisting of, or covered with, tar; like tar

  2. Tarry(verb)

    to stay or remain behind; to wait

  3. Tarry(verb)

    to delay; to put off going or coming; to loiter

  4. Tarry(verb)

    to stay; to abide; to continue; to lodge

  5. Tarry(verb)

    to delay; to defer; to put off

  6. Tarry(verb)

    to wait for; to stay or stop for

  7. Tarry(noun)

    stay; stop; delay

Translations for tarry

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of or like tar; covered with tar.

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