Definition of idle

Definition of idle
  1. idle Adjective Empty, vacant.
  2. idle Adjective Not turned to appropriate use; not occupied.
  3. idle Adjective Not engaged in any occupation or employment; unemployed; inactive; doing nothing.
  4. idle Adjective Averse to work, labor or employment; lazy; slothful.
  5. idle Adjective Of no importance; useless; worthless; vain; trifling; thoughtless; silly.
  6. idle Verb To spend in idleness; to waste; to consume.
  7. idle Verb To lose or spend time doing nothing, or without being employed in business.
  8. idle Verb Of an engine: to run at a slow speed, or out of gear; to tick-over.
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