Definitions of idle:
  • verb:   be idle; exist in a changeless situation
  • verb:   run disconnected or idle
  • adjective:   lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility
    Example: "Idle talk"
  • adjective:   silly or trivial
    Example: "Idle pleasure"
  • adjective:   not in active use
    Example: "The machinery sat idle during the strike"
  • adjective:   not in action or at work
    Example: "An idle laborer"
  • adjective:   not having a job
    Example: "Idle carpenters"
  • adjective:   not yielding a return
    Example: "Idle funds"
  • adjective:   without a basis in reason or fact
    Example: "Idle fears"

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