loiter: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (loi'tur), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to linger aimlessly or as if aimless in or about a place: to loiter around the bus terminal.
  2. to move in a slow, idle manner, making purposeless stops in the course of a trip, journey, errand, etc.: to loiter on the way to work.
  3. to waste time or dawdle over work: He loiters over his homework until one in the morning.
  1. to pass (time) in an idle or aimless manner (usually fol. by away): to loiter away the afternoon in daydreaming.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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