What does tarry mean?

Definitions for tarryˈtɑr i

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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tarry

    tär′i, adj. consisting of, covered with, or like tar.—n. Tarr′y-breeks, a sailor.—adj. Tarr′y-fing′ered, thievish.—n.pl. Tarr′y-fing′ers, thieving fingers.

  2. Tarry

    tar′i, v.i. to be tardy or slow: to loiter or stay behind: to delay:—pa.t. and pa.p. tarr′ied.n. Tarr′ier, one who tarries or delays.—v.i. Tarr′ow (Scot.), to hesitate, refuse. [M. E. targen, to delay (confused in form with tarien, to irritate)—O. Fr. targer (Fr. tarder)—L. tardus, slow.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tarry in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tarry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Burton:

    It is a kind of policy in these days to prefix a fantastical title to a book which is to be sold; for as larks come down to a day-net, many vain readers will tarry and stand gazing, like silly passengers, at an antic picture in a painter?s shop that will not look at a judicious piece.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    [Correction Of An Impression] Many people right here & out there do think/feel that I copy my posts/quotes from somewhere/someone/some authors. NO not at all, I'm not a copycat/copyist i.e. I don't copy anyone/author. I mean, originality/uniqueness has been my watchword/identity. Oh! Yes, I've been original/unique & I'm still original/unique in all my writings/posts/quotes. And that's because, I have realized recently that every human was/is born/created original/unique including you, likewise me. Now that infers, you've got to be & remain original/unique in whatever you are doing currently and in whatever you will do subsequently. Do adopt that, for that's just why I'm always unique/original/exceptional in all my writings/posts/status/quotes/articles. Anyway, I guess that evidently signifies, truly I don't copy anyone/author. Rather, all & sundry/the world at large is busy reading/imbibing/assimilating/meditating/adopting/copying/sharing my thought-provoking writings/quotes/articles. Yes you heard me right, even the posterity ahead will surely meet/read/imbibe/assimilate/meditate/adopt/copy/share all my ever increasing writings/quotes/articles. Yes of course, in case you don't know, I have written numerous thought-provoking/inspiring/motivational quotes/articles. And of which lots of them are already published with my name Emeasoba George on www.quotes.net; www.motivateus.com; www.excellentquotations.com .Sooner or later more & more of my thought-provoking quotes/articles will also be published with my name on the above websites and as well as on www.thinkexist.com and many other current/up-coming quotations websites. That is to say, I'm gradually gaining ground i.e. I'm becoming popular/famous all over the internet, as well I'm doing well in making positive, long-lasting & global impact/change/difference, likewise I'm succeeding in adding value to the lives of millions of people. Guess what? I'm proud of that/glad for that. Nevertheless, do expect more & more thought-provoking writings/posts/quotes/articles from me. Because, I'm a quote machine/a critical & positive thinker & speaker/an incredible, a versatile & inspiring writer of great insight/a hopeful visionary/a Nigerian and a Nigerian born-philosopher/an uncommon mentor/a distinguished, proficient and global motivator and inspirer/an awesome counsellor/a would-be motivational speaker/entrepreneur/author/orator/tutor/pastor/professor. Above all, I'm full of strokes of a genius i.e. I'm saturated with fresh, outstanding, original & great insights/ideas/quotes/articles/writings/inspirations/motivations. Also, interestingly I'm breaking new grounds on daily basis i.e. I'm getting more creative/competent/versatile in thinking out/reasoning out/having/gaining fresh/original/outstanding ideas/quotes/articles/insights. All the same, if you wouldn't mind visit my current facebook profile/biodata via my username (Emeasoba George) in order to read/know more about me/my visions/aspirations. NOTE: Every vision/aspiration is meant/made for an appointed/due time scripture reference (HABAKUK CHAPTER 2 : 3). Although, any of my visions/aspirations might tarry for a while. Notwithstanding, I will wait patiently for it. For, as long as my God lives & I'm still alive. I can and I will outrightly realize/actualize/attain all my visions/aspirations. Oh! Yes again you heard me right, it's just a matter of time. Besides that, with God NOTHING is/will be impossible scripture reference (LUKE CHAPTER 1 : 37). Moreover, all things never somethings are/will be possible to him/her that believes undoubtedly and then afterwards, walks/works towards it in order to realize/achieve it scripture reference (MARK CHAPTER 9 :23). Howbeit, you can take my words for all that or rather you can say I said all that.

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Translations for tarry

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تلكأ, تلكع, توانىArabic
  • zögern, weilen, Verzögerung, zaudern, abwarten, verweilenGerman
  • demorar, alquitranadoSpanish
  • viivitama, ootama, viibima, peatumaEstonian
  • 체재Korean
  • sedeoLatin
  • talmen, blijven, wachten, verblijven, treuzelen, afwachtenDutch
  • останавливаться, мешкатьRussian
  • dröjaSwedish

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