What does tarry mean?

Definitions for tarry
ˈtɑr itar·ry

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

Wiktionary

  1. tarry(Adjective)

    Resembling tar.

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

  2. tarry(Adjective)

    Covered with tar.

    Etymology: 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.]

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How to say tarry in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of tarry in a Sentence

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    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.

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Translations for tarry

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  • 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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