Definition of Idler

1. Noun. Person who does no work. "A lazy bum"




Definition of Idler

1. n. One who idles; one who spends his time in inaction; a lazy person; a sluggard.

Definition of Idler

1. Noun. One who idles; one who spends his time in inaction. ¹

2. Noun. One who idles; a lazy person; a sluggard. ¹

3. Noun. (nautical dated) Any member of a ship's crew who is not required to keep the night-watchOED 2nd edition 1989 ¹

4. Noun. A mechanical device such as a pulley or wheel that does not transmit power, but supports a moving belt etc. 2nd edition 1989 ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Idler

1. one that idles [n -S] - See also: idles

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Idler

idjuts
idle
idle hands are the devil's playthings
idle hands are the devil's tools
idle hands are the devil's workshop
idle pulley
idle talk
idle wheel
idle words
idled
idlehead
idlehood
idlehoods
idleness
idlenesses
idler (current term)
idler pulley
idlers
idles
idlesse
idlesses
idlest
idleth
idli
idlike
idling
idlingly
idlings
idlis
idly

Literary usage of Idler

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1. The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell (1907)
"The idler is evidently the work of the same mind which produced the Rambler. but has ... He upon this instantly sat down and finished an idler, which it was ..."

2. Ancient laws of Ireland by Ireland, Ireland Commissioners for Pub. the Ancient Laws and Institutes of Ireland, William Neilson Hancock (1873)
"the case of a profitable worker and an idler ; four-sevenths THE BOOK of compensation for either after death, whether for a profit- able worker or an idler ..."

3. Belt Conveyors and Belt Elevators by Frederic Valerius Hetzel (1922)
"The power required for this squeeze may not be much as measured in pounds at each idler, but it causes the friction of the material on itself, ..."

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