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verb (idl, ing)
  1. (transitive) To spend in idleness; to waste; to consume.
  2. (intransitive) To lose or spend time doing nothing, or without being employed in business.
  3. (intransitive) Of an engine: to run at a slow speed, or out of gear; to tick-over.
adjective 
  1. (obsolete) empty, Empty, vacant.
  2. Not turned to appropriate use; not occupy, occupied.
hours
  1. Not engaged in any occupation or employment; unemployed; inactive; doing nothing.
workmen
  1. averse, Averse to work, labor or employment; lazy; slothful.
an fellow
  1. Of no importance; useless; worthless; vain; trifling; thoughtless; silly.
an story; talk; rumor
Etymology: Old English idel, Ädel, from West Germanic
  • Ädla-. Cognate with Dutch ijdel "unimportant", German eitel "bare, worthless".



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