Tarry Definition

tărē
tarried, tarrier, tarries, tarriest, tarrying
verb
tarried, tarries, tarrying
To delay, linger, be tardy, etc.
Webster's New World
To delay or be late in going, coming, or doing something.
American Heritage
To wait for.
Webster's New World
To stay for a time, esp. longer than originally intended; remain temporarily.
Webster's New World
To wait.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
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noun
A sojourn; stay.
Webster's New World
adjective
tarrier, tarriest
Of or like tar.
Webster's New World
Covered or smeared with tar.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:

Other Word Forms of Tarry

Noun

Singular:
tarry
Plural:
tarries

Adjective

Base Form:
tarry
Comparative:
tarrier
Superlative:
tarriest

Origin of Tarry

  • 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

  • Middle English tarien

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

  • tar +"Ž -y

    From Wiktionary

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