tarry

  • 1 Tarry — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Tarry — Tar ry, v. t. 1. To delay; to defer; to put off. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Tarry us here no longer than to morrow. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To wait for; to stay or stop for. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] He that will have a cake out of the wheat must… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 tarry — Ⅰ. tarry [1] ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of, like, or covered with tar. DERIVATIVES tarriness noun. Ⅱ. tarry [2] ► VERB (tarries, tarried) a …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 Tarry — Tar ry, a. [From {Tar}, n.] Consisting of, or covered with, tar; like tar. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Tarry — Tar ry, n. Stay; stop; delay. [Obs.] E. Lodge. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 tarry — index delay, dwell (reside), lodge (reside), loiter, pause, procrastinate, prolong …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 tarry — (v.) early 14c., to delay, retard, of uncertain origin. Some suggest a connection to L. tardare to delay, or O.E. tergan to vex, irritate. Intransitive meaning to linger is attested from late 14c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 tarry — *stay, remain, wait, abide, linger Analogous words: *delay, procrastinate, lag, loiter, dawdle …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 tarry — [v] dawdle, delay abide, bide, dally, drag, drag one’s feet*, dwell, filibuster, get no place fast*, goof around*, hang around*, hold the phone*, lag, linger, lodge, loiter, lose time, pause, poke, procrastinate, put off, remain, rest, sojourn,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 tarry — tarry1 [tar′ē] vi. tarried, tarrying [ME tarien, to delay, vex, hinder < OE tergan, to vex, provoke, prob. infl. by ME targen, to retard < OFr targer < VL * tardicare < L tardare, to delay < tardus, slow > TARDY] 1. to delay,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 tarry — tarries, tarrying, tarried (The verb is pronounced [[t]tæ̱ri[/t]]. The adjective is pronounced [[t]tɑ͟ːri[/t]].) 1) VERB If you tarry somewhere, you stay there longer than you meant to and delay leaving. [OLD FASHIONED] Two old boys tarried on… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 tarry — I UK [ˈtærɪ] / US [ˈterɪ] verb [intransitive] Word forms tarry : present tense I/you/we/they tarry he/she/it tarries present participle tarrying past tense tarried past participle tarried mainly literary to stay somewhere longer than you should… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 Tarry — This unusual and interesting name is of Norman origin, and derives from the popular Norman personal name T(h)erry , which, in Old French, was Thiern . The personal name was introduced into England by followers of William the Conqueror after the… …

    Surnames reference

  • 14 tarry — v. to tarry long * * * [ tɑːrɪ] to tarry long …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 tarry — 1. verb /ˈtæ.ɹi,ˈtɑːri/ a) To delay; to be late or tardy in beginning or doing anything. It is true that the Messiah will come, though he may tarry. ([ …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 tarry — tar|ry1 [ˈtæri] v past tense and past participle tarried present participle tarrying third person singular tarries [i]literary [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: Origin unknown] 1.) to stay in a place, especially when you should leave = ↑linger 2.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 tarry — tar|ry1 [ teri ] verb intransitive MAINLY LITERARY to stay somewhere longer than you should: LINGER tarry tar|ry 2 [ tari ] adjective covered with TAR or similar to TAR …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 tarry — I. intransitive verb (tarried; tarrying) Etymology: Middle English tarien Date: 14th century 1. a. to delay or be tardy in acting or doing b. to linger in expectation ; wait 2. to abide or stay in or at a place II …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 tarry — tarry1 tarrier, n. /tar ee/, v., tarried, tarrying, n., pl. tarries. v.i. 1. to remain or stay, as in a place; sojourn: He tarried in Baltimore on his way to Washington. 2. to delay or be tardy in acting, starting, coming, etc.; linger or loiter …

    Universalium

  • 20 tarry — tar·ry (tahrґe) 1. filled with or covered by tar. 2. thick, dark; resembling tar …

    Medical dictionary