verb (used without object), tar·ried, tar·ry·ing.
verb (used with object), tar·ried, tar·ry·ing.
noun, plural tar·ries.
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Origin of tarry1
synonym study for tarry
OTHER WORDS FROM tarrytar·ri·er, nounun·tar·ried, adjectiveun·tar·ry·ing, adjective
Definition for tarry (2 of 2)
adjective, tar·ri·er, tar·ri·est.
OTHER WORDS FROM tarrytar·ri·ness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for tarry
If we listen carefully, we soon notice what the chief thing is He has to tell us of our tarrying there.Lord, Teach Us To Pray|Andrew Murray
After which, our two knights debated going on their journey or tarrying where they were until the morn.In the Court of King Arthur|Samuel Lowe
There was no tarrying for elaborate ceremonies, fond as the king was of them; Charles insisted on an immediate wedding.Women of Medival France|Pierce Butler
But in our swift cumenical survey we must be careful of tarrying to do homage even to the greatest of individual men.The Chief Periods of European History|Edward A. Freeman
So, begging his sons to help him, he came on Karl, who happened then to be tarrying on those borders of his empire.The Danish History, Books I-IX|Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")