Tarry Tar"ry, a. [From {Tar}, n.] Consisting of, or covered with, tar; like tar. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tarry — Tar ry, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tarried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tarrying}.] [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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tarry — Tar ry, v. t. 1. To delay; to defer; to put off. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Tarry us here no longer than to morrow. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To wait for; to stay or stop for. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] He that will have a cake out of the wheat must… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tarry — Ⅰ. tarry [1] ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of, like, or covered with tar. DERIVATIVES tarriness noun. Ⅱ. tarry [2] ► VERB (tarries, tarried) a …   English terms dictionary

  • Tarry — Tar ry, n. Stay; stop; delay. [Obs.] E. Lodge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tarry — index delay, dwell (reside), lodge (reside), loiter, pause, procrastinate, prolong …   Law dictionary

  • tarry — (v.) early 14c., to delay, retard, of uncertain origin. Some suggest a connection to L. tardare to delay, or O.E. tergan to vex, irritate. Intransitive meaning to linger is attested from late 14c …   Etymology dictionary

  • tarry — *stay, remain, wait, abide, linger Analogous words: *delay, procrastinate, lag, loiter, dawdle …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • tarry — [v] dawdle, delay abide, bide, dally, drag, drag one’s feet*, dwell, filibuster, get no place fast*, goof around*, hang around*, hold the phone*, lag, linger, lodge, loiter, lose time, pause, poke, procrastinate, put off, remain, rest, sojourn,… …   New thesaurus

  • tarry — tarry1 [tar′ē] vi. tarried, tarrying [ME tarien, to delay, vex, hinder < OE tergan, to vex, provoke, prob. infl. by ME targen, to retard < OFr targer < VL * tardicare < L tardare, to delay < tardus, slow > TARDY] 1. to delay,… …   English World dictionary

  • tarry — tarries, tarrying, tarried (The verb is pronounced [[t]tæ̱ri[/t]]. The adjective is pronounced [[t]tɑ͟ːri[/t]].) 1) VERB If you tarry somewhere, you stay there longer than you meant to and delay leaving. [OLD FASHIONED] Two old boys tarried on… …   English dictionary

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