Tar·ry a. Consisting of, or covered with, tar; like tar.
Tar·ry v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tarried p. pr. & vb. n. Tarrying.]
1. To stay or remain behind; to wait.
Tarry ye for us, until we come again. --Ex. xxiv. 14.
2. To delay; to put off going or coming; to loiter.
Come down unto me, tarry not. --Gen. xic. 9.
One tarried here, there hurried one. --Emerson.
3. To stay; to abide; to continue; to lodge.
Tarry all night, and wash your feet. --Gen. xix. 2.
Syn: -- To abide; continue; lodge; await; loiter.
Tar·ry, v. t.
1. To delay; to defer; to put off. [Obs.]
Tarry us here no longer than to-morrow. --Chaucer.
2. To wait for; to stay or stop for. [Archaic]
He that will have a cake out of the wheat must needs tarry the grinding. --Shak.
He plodded on, . . . tarrying no further question. --Sir W. Scott.
Tar·ry, n. Stay; stop; delay. [Obs.]
adj : having the characteristics of pitch or tar [syn: pitchy, resinous,
v 1: be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the
Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around
the department?" [syn: loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag,
loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, linger,
lurk, mill about, mill around]
2: leave slowly and hesitantly [syn: linger]