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Definition of idle:

  1. Given rest and ease; averse to labor or employment; lazy; slothful; as, an idle fellow.
  2. Light- headed; foolish.
  3. Not called into active service; not turned to appropriate use; unemployed; as, idle hours.
  4. Not employed; unoccupied with business; inactive; doing nothing; as, idle workmen.
  5. Of no account; useless; vain; trifling; unprofitable; thoughtless; silly; barren.
  6. To lose or spend time in inaction, or without being employed in business.
  7. To spend in idleness; to waste; to consume; - often followed by away; as, to idle away an hour a day.


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