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Meaning of idle

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: not in action or at work; "an idle laborer"; "idle
             drifters"; "the idle rich"; "an idle mind" [ant: {busy}]
      2: without a basis in reason or fact; "baseless gossip"; "the
         allegations proved groundless"; "idle fears"; "unfounded
         suspicions"; "unwarranted jealousy" [syn: {baseless},
         {groundless}, {idle}, {unfounded}, {unwarranted}, {wild}]
      3: not in active use; "the machinery sat idle during the
         strike"; "idle hands" [syn: {idle}, {unused}]
      4: silly or trivial; "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light
         idle chatter" [syn: {idle}, {light}]
      5: lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk";
         "a loose tongue" [syn: {idle}, {loose}]
      6: not yielding a return; "dead capital"; "idle funds" [syn:
         {dead}, {idle}]
      7: not having a job; "idle carpenters"; "jobless transients";
         "many people in the area were out of work" [syn: {idle},
         {jobless}, {out of work}]
      n 1: the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling;
           "the car engine was running at idle"
      v 1: run disconnected or idle; "the engine is idling" [syn:
           {idle}, {tick over}] [ant: {run}]
      2: be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat
         and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"
         [syn: {idle}, {laze}, {slug}, {stagnate}] [ant: {work}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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