Idle Meaning

There are 10 meaning(s) for word Idle

Idle Meaning 1 : not having a job

    Example : idle carpenters

    Synonyms : jobless,  out of work
Idle Meaning 2 : not in active use

    Example : the machinery sat idle during the strike,idle hands

    Synonyms : unused
Idle Meaning 3 : without a basis in reason or fact

    Example : idle fears

    Synonyms : baseless,  groundless,  unfounded,  unwarranted,  wild
Idle Meaning 4 : be idle; exist in a changeless situation

    Synonyms : laze,  slug,  stagnate
Idle Meaning 5 : run disconnected or idle

    Synonyms : tick over
Idle Meaning 6 : silly or trivial

    Example : idle pleasure,light idle chatter

    Synonyms : light
Idle Meaning 7 : lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility

    Example : idle talk

    Synonyms : loose
Idle Meaning 8 : not yielding a return

    Example : idle funds

    Synonyms : dead
Idle Meaning 9 : not in action or at work

    Example : an idle laborer,idle drifters,the idle rich,an idle mind

Idle Meaning 10 : the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling

    Example : the car engine was running at idle

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