- (intransitive, dated) To delay; to be late or tardy in beginning or doing anything.
- (intransitive, dated) To linger in expectation of something or until something is done or happens.
- (intransitive, dated) To abide, stay or wait somewhere, especially if longer than planned.
- (intransitive, dated) To stay somewhere temporarily; to sojourn.
- (transitive, dated) To wait for; to stay or stop for; to allow to linger.
- He plodded on, […] tarrying no further question.
- 1602, William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, Act 1, Scene 1
- He that will have a cake out of the wheat must needs tarry the grinding.
- 1599, William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 5, Scene 5
- Fly, fly, my lord. There is no tarrying here.
- (be late or tardy in beginning or doing anything) forestall, put off; See also Thesaurus:procrastinate
- (linger in expectation of) abide
- (stay or wait, especially longer than planned) hang about, hang around, linger, loiter; See also Thesaurus:tarry
- (stay somewhere temporarily) sojourn, stay, stay over, stop, stop over; See also Thesaurus:sojourn
- (stay or stop for) await, wait on; See also Thesaurus:wait for
- French: tarder
- German: zaudern, zögern, sich verspäten, sich verzögern, verzögern, hinauszögern
- Russian: мешкать
- Spanish: demorar
- French: demeurer, séjourner
- German: verweilen, weilen, verharren, sich aufhalten
- Russian: остана́вливаться
tarry (plural tarries)
- A sojourn.
tarry (comparative tarrier, superlative tarriest)
- Resembling tar.
- Covered with tar.