verb (used without object), tar·ried, tar·ry·ing.
verb (used with object), tar·ried, tar·ry·ing.
noun, plural tar·ries.
- tarred with the same brush,
- tarry cyst,
Origin of tarry1
Examples from the Web for tarries
Perceval tarries no longer, but follows the Red Knight, and bids him give up his arms and armour.Studies on the Legend of the Holy Grail|Alfred Nutt
If he tarries on the road, it will be at his peril; and give my compliments to Mr. Ferguson—or stay—Archie, write a word yourself.Merkland|Mrs. Oliphant
They must be rolled forward into a new development which perhaps may be at variance with the old one, where he tarries.
“He tarries long,” she said throwing a mass of auburn curls from a broad, low brow.In Doublet and Hose|Lucy Foster Madison
Heres a Bohemian-Tartar tarries the coming down of thy fat woman.The Merry Wives of Windsor|William Shakespeare
verb -ries, -rying or -ried
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for tarry
early 14c., "to delay, retard," of uncertain origin. Some suggest a connection to Latin tardare "to delay," or Old English tergan "to vex, irritate." Intransitive meaning "to linger" is attested from late 14c.