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
Antonyms for tarry
adjective, tar·ri·er, tar·ri·est.
Origin of tarry2
Related Words for tarrytemporize, rest, pause, visit, abide, procrastinate, tail, lodge, dwell, filibuster, tool, lag, stop, stay, trail, drag, poke, dally, wait, linger
Examples from the Web for tarry
Contemporary Examples of tarry
They were all made by monks, and from memory; for the monks did not tarry.Twain's Conversations with Satan
April 26, 2009
Historical Examples of tarry
Why should we tarry any longer to see everything moiled and set at nought?The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
Chip, knowing that his turn had come, and come to tarry, found nothing to say.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
Can we not tarry here a little longer while you find the rest you need?The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
Do you think I could not be permitted to tarry one week longer?Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
But perchance the tide was favourable, and you could not tarry.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
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.