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Idle

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(1):

(superl.) Not called into active service; not turned to appropriate use; unemployed; as, idle hours.

(2):

(superl.) Not employed; unoccupied with business; inactive; doing nothing; as, idle workmen.

(3):

(v. i.) To lose or spend time in inaction, or without being employed in business.

(4):

(superl.) Given rest and ease; averse to labor or employment; lazy; slothful; as, an idle fellow.

(5):

(superl.) Light-headed; foolish.

(6):

(superl.) Of no account; useless; vain; trifling; unprofitable; thoughtless; silly; barren.

(7):

(v. t.) To spend in idleness; to waste; to consume; - often followed by away; as, to idle away an hour a day.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Idle'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/i/idle.html. 1828.

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