Old EnglishspEnglish
IdlevbTo pass time doing nothing. 2. to move, loiter, or saunter aimlessly: to idle along the avenue. 3. (of a machine, engine, or mechanism) to operate at a low speed, disengaged from the load. 4. to pass (time) doing nothing (often followed by away): to idle away the afternoon. 5. to cause (a person) to be idle. 6. to cause (a machine, engine, or mechanism) to idle.
Idle nThe state or quality of being idle.
Idle phr"Bone Idle" - very lazy; lazy to the bone.
Idle phr"Idle From" - not engaged in, free from.
Idle phr"Idle Hands are the Devil's Workshop" -
Idle phr"Idle One's Time Away" - pass the time in an idle or wasteful way, whether voluntarily or not.
Idle phr"Run Idle" - to go with without work.
Idle phr"The Idles" - idleness as an affection or distemper.
Idle-being adjBeing idle, idleness.
Idle-bellied adjSluggish, slothful, gluttonous.
Idle-brained adjLacking mental vigor, energy, alertness.
Idlefull adjFull of, or inclined to idleness.
Idle-handed adjLazy, unoccupied.
Idleheaded adjOf little understanding, or intellect, silly,foolish, crazy. 2. off one's head: distracted, delirious. 3. idle-brained; out of one's wits.
Idle-hood nIdleness.
Idle-looking adjSluggish, slothful, indolent of aspect.
Idleman nOne who has no work or occupation, as opposed to the working-man. 2. one employed to do odd jobs. 3.formerly in Ireland: a gentleman.
Idle-minded adjEmpty-headed, indolent.
Idleness nThe state or condition of being idle; inactivity. 2. state of being indolent; habitual indolence; want of occupation. 3. groundlessness, worthlessness, triviality. 4. ineptitude, futility, folly. 5. light-headedness, delirium.
Idleness phr"Bread of Idleness" - bread (of life or sustenance) not earned by labor.
Idleness phr"In Idleness" - in vain. 2. inactivity, want of occupation, indolent, idleship.
Idler nOne who is idle or idles, one eho spent much of his time in idleness. 2. one of those who, being liable to constant day duty on a ship of war, are not subject to keep the night-watch. 3. an idle wheel.
IdleshipnState of idleness, vanity. 2. inactivity, want of work, indolent.
Idleth nidleness.
Idle wheel nA gear wheel to convey motion from one wheel to another, all three being upon different axes. 2. an idle pulley.
Idle-witted adjLacking mental vigor, energy, alertness. 2. out of one's wits.
Idling nNot working or active; unemployed; doing nothing: idle workers.
Idlish adjSomewhat or rather idle or lazy.
Idly advIn vain, vainly, uselessly, frivolously, carelessly, ineffectively. 3. in a lazy, idle way, without working, inactively, indolently.
I-dowadjProfitable, advantageous
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