صفت ( adjective )
حالات: idler, idlest
• (1) تعریف: not active or in use; not working or scheduled to work; unemployed; unoccupied.
• مترادف: dormant, inactive, jobless, unemployed, unoccupied, unused
• متضاد: busy, employed, engaged, working
• مشابه: lazy, quiescent, sleepy, vacant
- The now idle factory had once employed over five hundred workers.
- Her husband's been idle since the factory closed down.
• (2) تعریف: tending to avoid work; lazy; slothful.
• مترادف: indolent, lazy, otiose, slothful
• متضاد: active, industrious
• مشابه: inert, shiftless, slack, sluggish
- That idle brother of yours should get out and find himself a job.
• (3) تعریف: not used to achieve worthwhile or important goals; frivolous.
• مترادف: frivolous, petty, shallow, trifling, trivial
• متضاد: meaningful, serious
• مشابه: blank, insignificant, nugatory, slight, superficial, useless, vagabond
- They spent their time engaged in idle chatter.
• (4) تعریف: having no basis in fact; groundless.
• مترادف: baseless, empty, groundless, pointless, unfounded, unsubstantiated, worthless
• متضاد: proven
• مشابه: hollow, insignificant, meaningless
- That's nothing but an idle rumor.
• (5) تعریف: futile or useless; ineffective.
• مترادف: futile, useless, vain
• متضاد: serious
• مشابه: aimless, fruitless, good-for-nothing, nugatory, otiose, pointless, void
- I don't put any stock in his idle threats.
- These were simply idle wishes that would never become reality.
فعل ناگذر ( intransitive verb )
حالات: idles, idling, idled
• (1) تعریف: to pass time in not working or not accomplishing anything.
• مترادف: laze, loaf, loll, lollygag, lounge
• مشابه: vegetate
- They spent the summer simply idling.
• (2) تعریف: to move lazily; saunter.
• مترادف: dawdle, dilly-dally, hang around, linger, loiter, lollygag, mosey, piddle
• مشابه: amble, coast, drift, lounge, putter, saunter, slouch, tarry
- He was idling along the sidewalk.
• (3) تعریف: of a machine or motor vehicle, to operate out of gear, slowly, or without accomplishing work or motion.
• مشابه: rev, run
- The car idled in the driveway.
فعل گذرا ( transitive verb )
مشتقات: idly (adv.), idleness (n.)
• (1) تعریف: to pass (time) without accomplishing anything (often fol. by away).
• مترادف: dawdle, laze, linger, loaf, lounge, while
• مشابه: fritter, kill, trifle
- We idled the hours away at the beach.
• (2) تعریف: to cause to be or become idle.
• مترادف: still
• مشابه: deactivate
- The storm idled the harvest workers.