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Verb (usu participle)


Verb tarry has 2 senses

Adjective tarry has 1 sense


tarrya. [From Tar, n.].
     Consisting of, or covered with, tar; like tar.  [1913 Webster]
tarryv. i. [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 make slow, to tarry, fr. tardus slow. Cf. Tardy.].
  •  To stay or remain behind; to wait.  [1913 Webster]
    "Tarry ye for us, until we come again."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To delay; to put off going or coming; to loiter.  [1913 Webster]
    "Come down unto me, tarry not."  [1913 Webster]
    "One tarried here, there hurried one."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To stay; to abide; to continue; to lodge.  [1913 Webster]
    "Tarry all night, and wash your feet."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To abide; continue; lodge; await; loiter.
tarryv. t. 
  •  To delay; to defer; to put off.  [1913 Webster]
    "Tarry us here no longer than to-morrow."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To wait for; to stay or stop for.  [1913 Webster]
    "He that will have a cake out of the wheat must needs tarry the grinding."  [1913 Webster]
    "He plodded on, . . . tarrying no further question."  [1913 Webster]
     Stay; stop; delay.  E. Lodge.  [1913 Webster]


tarry, adj. (tarrier, tarriest) of or like or smeared with tar.

tarriness n.
tarry, v.intr. (-ies, -ied) archaic or literary 1 defer coming or going.
2 linger, stay, wait.
3 be tardy.

tarrier n.
ME: orig. uncert.



abide, await, be still, bide, bide the issue, carry on, cease not, coast, continue, continue to be, crawl, creep, dally, dawdle, defeat time, defy time, delay, dillydally, drag, drag along, drag on, dwell, endure, exist, extend, falter, flag, freeze, go along, go on, goof off, halt, hang about, hang around, hang back, hold, hold everything, hold on, hold out, hold steady, hold your horses, jog on, keep, keep going, keep on, keep quiet, lag, last, last long, last out, lie still, linger, linger on, live, live on, live through, loiter, lollygag, maintain, mark time, never cease, not breathe, not stir, pause, perdure, perennate, persist, poke, prevail, procrastinate, put off, remain, remain motionless, repose, rest, run, run on, settle, shilly-shally, sit tight, sit up, slog on, sojourn, stagger on, stall, stand, stand fast, stand firm, stand still, stay, stay on, stay put, stay up, stick, stick around, stick fast, stop, stop over, subsist, survive, sustain, take time, temporize, tide over, trail, tread water, wait, wait a minute, wait and see, waste time, wear, wear on, wear well




VB last, endure, stand, remain, abide, continue, brave a thousand years, tarry, drag on, drag its slow length along, drag a lengthening chain, protract, prolong, spin out, eke out, draw out, lengthen out, temporize, gain time, make time, talk against time, outlast, outlive, survive, live to fight again.


VB be late, tarry, wait, stay, bide, take time, dawdle, linger, loiter, bide one's time, take one's time, gain time, hang fire, stand over, lie over, put off, defer, delay, lay over, suspend, table, shift off, stave off, waive, retard, remand, postpone, adjourn, procrastinate, dally, prolong, protract, spin out, draw out, lengthen out, stretch out, prorogue, keep back, tide over, push to the last, drive to the last, let the matter stand over, reserve, temporize, consult one's pillow, sleep on it, lose an opportunity, be kept waiting, dance attendance, kick one's heels, cool one's heels, faire antichambre, wait impatiently, await, sit up, sit up at night.


VB let alone, let be, let it be, persist, remain, stay, tarry, rest, stet (copy editing) hold, hold on, last, endure, bide, abide, aby, dwell, maintain, keep, stand, stand still, stand fast, subsist, live, outlive, survive, hold one's ground, keep one's ground, hold one's footing, keep one's footing, hold good.


VB be quiescent, stand still, lie still, keep quiet, repose, hold the breath, remain, stay, stand, lie to, ride at anchor, remain in situ, tarry, mark time, bring to, heave to, lay to, pull up, draw up, hold, halt, stop, stop short, rest, pause, anchor, cast to an anchor, come to an anchor, rest on one's oars, repose on one's laurels, take breath, stop, stagnate, quieta non movere, let alone, abide, rest and be thankful, keep within doors, stay at home, go to bed, dwell, settle, alight, stick, stick fast, stand like a post, not stir a peg, not stir a step, be at a stand, quell, becalm, hush, stay, lull to sleep, lay an embargo on.


N resin, rosin, gum, lac, sealing wax, amber, ambergris, bitumen, pitch, tar, asphalt, asphaltum, camphor, varnish, copal, mastic, magilp, lacquer, japan, artificial resin, polymer, ion-exchange resin, cation-exchange resin, anion exchange resin, water softener, Amberlite, Dowex, Diaion, resiny, resinous, bituminous, pitchy, tarry, asphaltic, asphaltite.

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