verb (used without object), tar·ried, tar·ry·ing.
verb (used with object), tar·ried, tar·ry·ing.
noun, plural tar·ries.
Origin of tarry1
SYNONYMS FOR tarry
Related formstar·ri·er, nounun·tar·ried, adjectiveun·tar·ry·ing, adjective
Definition for tarry (2 of 2)
adjective, tar·ri·er, tar·ri·est.
Related formstar·ri·ness, noun
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