What does linger mean?

Definitions for linger
ˈlɪŋ gərlin·ger

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word linger.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lingerverb

    remain present although waning or gradually dying

    "Her perfume lingered on"

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

    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, lingerverb

    leave slowly and hesitantly

  4. linger, dawdleverb

    take one's time; proceed slowly

  5. hover, lingerverb

    move to and fro

    "The shy student lingered in the corner"

Wiktionary

  1. lingerverb

    To stay or remain in a place or situation, especially as if unwilling to depart or not easily able to do so.

  2. lingerverb

    To remain alive or existent although still proceeding toward death or extinction; to die gradually.

  3. lingerverb

    To consider or contemplate for a period of time; to engage in analytical thinking or discussion.

  4. Etymology: leng "to lengthen, delay" (11-16 centuries), from Old English lengan, probably of Indo-European origin (cognates include persian لنگ)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lingeradjective

    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

  2. Lingerverb

    to protract; to draw out

  3. Lingerverb

    to spend or pass in a lingering manner; -- with out; as, to linger out one's days on a sick bed

Freebase

  1. Linger

    "Linger" is a song composed by Irish musicians Dolores O'Riordan and Noel Hogan of the rock band The Cranberries, released in 1993. The song, which has an acoustic arrangement featuring a string section, became the band's first major hit, peaking at #3 in the Republic of Ireland, #8 in the United States and #14 in the UK. In the documentary '99 Love Life & Rock 'n' Roll, O'Riordan says that the song is about her first serious kiss. "Linger" was listed as #86 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Linger

    ling′gėr, v.i. to remain long in any state: to loiter.—v.t. (Shak.) to prolong, protract: (with out) to pass in a tedious manner.—n. Ling′erer.—adj. Ling′ering, protracted.—n. a remaining long.—advs. Ling′eringly; Ling′erly (rare). [A.S. lengan, to protract—lang, long.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of linger in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of linger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of linger in a Sentence

  1. Lakshheish M Patel:

    There are two big probability with Reliance share price 1) It will continue to linger between Rs.2225-Rs.2550 for the next 6 months at least 2) it will fall further to the level of Rs.2000 Probability of its price going up over Rs.2600 only and only when traders stop investing in it and investors start withdrawing own money from it heavily, When reliance share moves up then only others will go up otherwise stock market will remain in lull state

  2. Craig Smith:

    Starting out, you need a passion for the outdoors, shooting animals is all about having enough time to linger for an extended amount of time waiting for the right shot.

  3. RJ Intindola:

    Action and malice that contradicts the conscience will result in irreparable damage and pain that could linger for years.

  4. Henry David Thoreau:

    We seem but to linger in manhood to tell the dreams of our childhood, and they vanish out of memory ere we learn the language.

  5. Illinois The National Weather Service:

    The storm system will gradually pull away by Tuesday, but flooding and treacherous travel could (linger) into midweek.

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