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Definition of the verb loiter

What does loiter mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: loitered | loitering | loiters

  1. be about

Alternative definition of the verb loiter

verb

  1. To stand about without any aim or purpose; to stand about idly; to linger; to hang around.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Loiter

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Google previewAircraft Performance (2017)

An Engineering Approach by Mohammad H. Sadraey

A loiter is a flight condition where endurance is its primary objective. The Scaled Composites Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer [9] is an aircraft designed by Burt Rutan in which Steve Fossett flew a solo nonstop airplane flight around the world in a ...

Google previewAerospace Engineering e-Mega Reference (2009)

by Mike Tooley, Antonio Filippone, T.H.G. Megson, Michael V. Cook, P. W. Carpenter, E. L. Houghton, David Wyatt, Lloyd R. Jenkinson, Jim Marchman, Filippo De Florio, John Watkinson, Pini Gurfil, Howard D Curtis

Loiter is the operation around an airport. It usually consists of various turns along prescribed flight corridors, before the aircraft is permitted to land. Delay in landing (and longer loiter) may be due to air traffic control and weather conditions.

Google previewAircraft Design (2012)

A Systems Engineering Approach by Mohammad H. Sadraey

A loiter is a flight condition where ...

Google previewThe Universalist Leader (1921)

To loiter is a real art, and none may successfully imitate it. The rushing torrent of the mountain stream is beautiful and thrilling, but when it reaches the valley of meadows and shaded shores, where the heavenly sunlight filters through the ...

Google previewContested Etymologies in the Dictionary of the Rev. W. W. Skeat (1882)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood

LOITER, To. — "The true sense is to stoop, and fig. to sneak, from the Teut. base LUT, to stoop, appearing in A.S. /utan, Icel. luta, to stoop, lutr, stooping; and in E. lout. Thus to loiter is to act like a lout"— Skeat. The attitude of stooping, however, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1862)

E - P by Hensleigh Wedgwood

To Loiter, Lounge. The Teutonic dialects abound in verbs of a frequentative form, which are used in the first instance to signify the flapping or shaking of loose things (frequently also the dashing of liquids), then to express a slack and unstrung ...

Google previewMellinkoff's Dictionary of American Legal Usage (2009)

by David Mellinkoff

Time was when the brand of loiterer could be a literal brand. Under heavy constitutional attack for vagueness, loiter has lost some ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (2005)

by Judith Siefring

loiter with intent stand or wait around with the intention of committing an offence. British This is a legal phrase which derives from an 1891 Act of Parliament; it is also used figuratively and humorously of anyone who is waiting around for some ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Abor-Miri Language (1907)

by J. Herbert Lorrain

to loiter, to delay. Déng-kam (A), (n.) clay. ( Same as dé-kam). Déng-om, (v.) to loiter; to delay. - Déng-om déng-om-pe, (adv.) ...

Google previewDictionary of Jargon (Routledge Revivals) (2013)

by Jonathon Green

Sucha capabilityis vitalto modern specifications, eg: 'Range 300m radius,plus 2 hours loiter time'. LOL In NAD n [US] [Medicine] acro Little Old Lady in No Apparent Distress any patients of eithersexwho enjoy the care andcomfortsfound ina ...

Google previewThe Slang Dictionary (1864)

Or, The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and "fast" Expressions of High and Low Society. Many with Their Etymology, and a Few with Their History Traced by John Camden Hotten

MIKE, to loiter ; or, as a costermonger defcied it, to " lazy about." The term probably originated at St Giles's, which used to be thronged with Irish labourers, ...

Google previewshobDolara My Sylheti Dictionary

by Munayem Mayenin

Loiter about To loiter about. ukauki Deowa/mara. ujjol Bright/burning ...

Google previewThe Slang Dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal (1874)

Mike, to loiter ; or " lazy about." The term probably originated in St. Giles's, which is thronged with Irish labourers, who rarely or never labour (Mike being so common a term with them as to become a generic appellation for Irishmen), and who ...

Google previewThe Slang Dictionary, Or, The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and "fast" Expressions of High and Low Society (1865)

Many with Their Etymology, and a Few with Their History Traced

MIKE, to loiter ; or, as a costermonger defined it, to " lazy about." The term probably originated at St Giles's, which used to be thronged with Irish labourers, ...

Google previewThe Slang Dictionary Or the Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and Fast Expressions of High and Low Society Many with Their Etymology, and a Few with Their History Traced (1864)

MIKE, to loiter; or, as a costermonger defined it, to “lazy about.” The term probably originated at St Giles's, ...

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Usage statistics about loiter

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb loiter:

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Small photo of Two African American men confined in a Delaware pillory above a whipping post. Spectators to the punishment loiter in the background. 1889.Small photo of Negros Oriental, Philippines; November 21, 2017: Four children on a makeshift raft loiter in the shore of Piapi beach, Dumaguete City, during low-tide and under a gray sky.Small photo of Mother cows with their calves loiter on dirt road in Myanmar countrysideSmall photo of abstract background - latin language words - exspecto - loiter, lingerSmall photo of Three teenage students loiter around high school lockers in hallway. More...

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Scrabble value of L1O1I1T1E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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