dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


1 definition found
 for Lingered
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Linger \Lin"ger\ (l[i^][ng]"g[~e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
     Lingered (l[i^][ng]"g[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Lingering.]
     [OE. lengen to tarry, AS. lengan to prolong, put off, fr.
     lang long. [root]125. See Long, a.]
     To delay; to loiter; to remain or wait long; to be slow or
     reluctant in parting or moving; to be slow in deciding; to be
     in suspense; to hesitate.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Nor cast one longing, lingering look behind. --Gray.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Perhaps thou linger'st, in deep thoughts detained.
                                                    --Milton.
  
     Syn: To loiter; lag; saunter; delay; tarry; stop; hesitate.
          [1913 Webster]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229