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 tarrying
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")
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.