Tarry meaning

tărē
To delay or be late in going, coming, or doing something.
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Tarry is defined as to delay, be late or wait.

An example of to tarry is to be 20 minutes late to a wedding ceremony.

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The definition of tarry is of, looking like or covering in tar.

An example of something tarry is a creature that has just crawled out of a tar-filled pit.

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To wait or stay temporarily.

Tarried after the show to chat with friends.

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To wait for; await.
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A temporary stay; a sojourn.
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Of, resembling, or covered with tar.
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To delay, linger, be tardy, etc.
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To stay for a time, esp. longer than originally intended; remain temporarily.
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To wait.
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(archaic) To wait for.
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(now rare) A sojourn; stay.
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Of or like tar.
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Covered or smeared with tar.
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(intransitive) To delay; to be late or tardy in beginning or doing anything.

It is true that the Messiah will come, though he may tarry. (Hitchens quoting translated Maimonides)

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(intransitive) To linger in expectation of something or until something is done or happens.
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(intransitive) To abide, stay or wait somewhere, especially if longer than planned.
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(intransitive) To stay somewhere temporarily; to sojourn.
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To wait for; to stay or stop for.
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Resembling tar.
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Covered with tar.
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Origin of tarry

  • Middle English tarien

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English tarien, terien (“to vex, harass, cause to hesitate, delay"), from Old English tirian, tirgan, tergan (“to worry, exasperate, pain, provoke, excite"), from Proto-Germanic *terganÄ…, *targijanÄ… (“to pull, tease, irritate"), from Proto-Indo-European *deregÊ°- (“to pull, tug, irritate"). Cognate with Dutch tergen (“to provoke"), German zergen (“to vex, irritate, provoke"), Russian дергать (dergat', “to pull, yank, jerk, pluck up").

    From Wiktionary

  • tar +"Ž -y

    From Wiktionary