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Definition of the verb loiter
What does loiter mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: loitered | loitering | loiters
- be about
- example: The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] over [Theme] Sasha dawdled over lunch [Agent - being] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] Sasha dawdled in the museum
- lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
- synonyms of loiter: footle / hang around / lallygag / linger / loaf / lollygag / lounge / lurk / mess about / mill about / mill around / tarry
- more generic word: be = have the quality of being
- more specific words: lurch / prowl = loiter about, with no apparent aim
Alternative definition of the verb loiter
- 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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Aircraft 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  is an aircraft designed by Burt Rutan in which Steve Fossett flew a solo nonstop airplane flight around the world in a ...
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.
Aircraft Design (2012)
A Systems Engineering Approach by Mohammad H. Sadraey
A loiter is a flight condition where ...
The 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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.) ...
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 ...
The 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, ...
by Munayem Mayenin
Loiter about To loiter about. ukauki Deowa/mara. ujjol Bright/burning ...
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 ...
The 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, ...
The 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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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.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine