Complete Definition of "tarry"

English
Pronunciation
(verb, noun): tăr'ē, /ˈtæri/, /<tt>"t{ri</tt>/
(adjective): tär'ē, /ˈtɑːri/, /<tt>"tA:ri</tt>/
Category:English heteronyms
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-æri|-æri, Rhymes:English:-ɑːri|-ɑːri
Etymology 1
From medieal English tarien "to delay, retard", itself of uncertain origin: plausibly connected to L. tardare "to delay," or O.E. tergan "to vex, irritate."

Verb
en-verb|tarr|i|ed

#intransitive To delay or be tardy in beginning or doing anything.
#intransitive To linger in expectation of something or until something is done or happens.
#intransitive To abide, stay or wait somewhere, especially if longer than planned.
#intransitive To stay somewhere temporarily; to sojourn.

Synonyms
(stay or wait, especially longer than planned): hang about, hang around, linger, loiter
(stay somewhere temporarily): sojourn, stay, stay over, stop, stop over

Translations
;delay or be tardy
German: zaudern, zögern
;linger in expectation of
German: abwarten
;stay or wait somewhere
German: verweilen, weilen
;stay somewhere temporarily
German: verweilen, weilen

Noun
en-noun|tarries

  1. A sojourn.

Synonyms
(sojourn): stay, stop, stop-over

Translations
;sojourn
German: Verzögerung f

Etymology 2
See tar.

Adjective
en-adj-er-y|tarr

  1. Resembling tar.
  2. Covered with tar.

Synonyms
(resembling tar): pitchy
(covered with tar): bituminized (treated with tar), pitchy

References
R:Online Etymology Dictionary
R:Websters

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