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
adjective, tar·ri·er, tar·ri·est.
Origin of tarry2
Examples from the Web for tarry
They were all made by monks, and from memory; for the monks did not tarry.
Tarry here until the morning, and I will then give thee some further discourse on the matter.
If we might give the bishop the slip, and not tarry for his prayers, you'd be spared trusting the Dutchman.Captain Ravenshaw|Robert Neilson Stephens
He had suffered grievously for many days, and it was plain to all his friends that he had not long to tarry with us.The Argosy|Various
Since there is no chance of capturing Charles Stuart, I shall not tarry longer here.Boscobel: or, the royal oak|William Harrison Ainsworth
Alice Lewthwaite counts it mighty late to tarry unwed, but I do misdoubt of mine own mind if Helen ever shall wed with any.Joyce Morrell's Harvest|Emily Sarah Holt
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.