|a.||1.||Of no account; useless; vain; trifling; unprofitable; thoughtless; silly; barren.|
|2.||Not called into active service; not turned to appropriate use; unemployed; |
|3.||Not employed; unoccupied with business; inactive; doing nothing; |
|4.||Given rest and ease; averse to labor or employment; lazy; slothful; |
|v. i.||1.||To lose or spend time in inaction, or without being employed in business.|
|v. t.||1.||To spend in idleness; to waste; to consume; - often followed by away; |
|Verb||1.||idle - run disconnected or idle; "the engine is idling"|
Synonyms: tick over
run - be operating, running or functioning; "The car is still running--turn it off!"
|2.||idle - be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"|
work - exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"
|Adj.||1.||idle - not in action or at work; "an idle laborer"; "idle drifters"; "the idle rich"; "an idle mind"|
busy - actively or fully engaged or occupied; "busy with her work"; "a busy man"; "too busy to eat lunch"; "the line is busy"
|2.||idle - without a basis in reason or fact; "baseless gossip"; "the allegations proved groundless"; "idle fears"; "unfounded suspicions"; "unwarranted jealousy"|
|3.||idle - not in active use; "the machinery sat idle during the strike"; "idle hands"|
|4.||idle - silly or trivial; "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light idle chatter"|
|5.||idle - lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue"|
|6.||idle - not yielding a return; "dead capital"; "idle funds"|
|7.||idle - not having a job; "idle carpenters"; "jobless transients"; "many people in the area were out of work"|