how to pronounce idle

aɪdəl

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meanings of idle

adjective:

  1. Not engaged in any occupation or employment; unemployed; inactive; doing nothing in particular.
  2. Averse to work, labor or employment; lazy; slothful.
  3. Not being used appropriately; not occupied; (of time) with no, no important, or not much activity.
  4. Empty, vacant.
  5. Light-headed; foolish.
  6. Of no importance; useless; worthless; vain; trifling; thoughtless; silly.

name:

  1. A surname​.
  2. Initialism of Integrated DeveLopment Environment.
  3. Acronym of indolent lesion of epithelial origin.
  4. A river, the River Idle in Nottinghamshire, England, which flows into the River Trent.
  5. Initialism of Integrated Development and Learning Environment.
  6. A suburb in the City of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England (OS grid ref SE1737).

verb:

  1. To lose or spend time doing nothing, or without being employed in business.
  2. Of an engine: to run at a slow speed, or out of gear; to tick over.
  3. To spend in idleness; to waste; to consume.

noun:

  1. An idle animation.
  2. An idle game.
  3. The state of idling, of being idle.

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words that rhyme with idle

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