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intransitive verb tar·ry \ˈter-ē, ˈta-rē\

Definition of tarry

tarried

tarrying

  1. 1a :  to delay or be tardy in acting or doingb :  to linger in expectation :  wait

  2. 2 :  to abide or stay in or at a place

Examples of tarry in a sentence

  1. Tarry with us a while.

  2. <upon seeing the sun beginning to sink in the sky, we realized we had tarried too long on the summit of the mountain>

Origin and Etymology of tarry

Middle English tarien


First Known Use: 14th century


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tarry

noun tar·ry

Definition of tarry

plural

tarries

Examples of tarry in a sentence

  1. <a fable about the tarry of two Americans in a Scottish village that every century magically comes into existence for a day>

14th Century

First Known Use of tarry

14th century


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tarry

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adjective tar·ry \ˈtär-ē\

Definition of tarry

  1. :  of, resembling, or covered with tar

1552

First Known Use of tarry

1552


TARRY Defined for English Language Learners

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tarry

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intransitive verb tar·ry \ˈter-ē, ˈta-rē\

Definition of tarry for English Language Learners

  • : to be slow in going : to stay somewhere


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tarry

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adjective tar·ry \ˈtär-ē\

Definition of tarry for English Language Learners

  • : covered with tar

  • : dark or thick like tar


TARRY Defined for Kids

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tarry

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verb tar·ry \ˈter-ē\

Definition of tarry for Students

tarried

tarrying

  1. 1 :  to be slow in coming or going

  2. 2 :  to stay in or at a place


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tarry

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adjective tar·ry \ˈtär-ē\

Definition of tarry for Students

  1. :  like or covered with tar <tarry smoke> <tarry boots>



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