Definition of Lingering

1. Noun. The act of tarrying.

Exact synonyms: Tarriance
Generic synonyms: Delay, Holdup
Derivative terms: Tarry



Definition of Lingering

1. a. Delaying.

Definition of Lingering

1. Verb. (present participle of linger) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lingering

1. linger [v] - See also: linger

Medical Definition of Lingering

1. 1. Delaying. 2. Drawn out in time; remaining long; protracted; as, a lingering disease. "To die is the fate of man; but to die with lingering anguish is generally his folly." (Rambler) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lingering

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lingcods
lingel
lingels
lingenberries
lingenberry
lingence
lingences
linger
linger over
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lingerer
lingerers
lingerie
lingeries
lingering (current term)
lingering(a)
lingeringly
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lingiest
lingism
lingle
lingles
lingling-o
lingling-os
lingo
lingoa wood
lingoes
lingonberries

Literary usage of Lingering

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1879)
"The Une. of Forceps and its Alternatives in lingering Labours. ... In lingering labour, when the head is in the pelvic cavity, the forceps ยก3 better than ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"why should they lingering stay ? Off! off! with arms, with gold, with robes; ... Yet here we are lingering, you and I; I on the earth, ..."

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