Definitions For Idle


  • The state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling
  • To run without being connected for doing useful work
  • To spend time doing nothing or nothing useful
  • To cause (someone or something) to stop working : to make (someone or something) idle


  • Run disconnected or idle
  • Be idle; exist in a changeless situation


  • Not in active use
  • Not having a job
  • Not yielding a return
  • Lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility
  • Silly or trivial
  • Without a basis in reason or fact


  • Not in action or at work

Is Idle a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Idle is worth 5 points in Scrabble and 6 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Idle in a Sentence

  • There has been a lot of idle speculation about what might happen, but no one really knows.
  • The idle days of summer
  • She left the engine idling for a few seconds before she turned it off.
  • The cars idled in traffic.
  • A group of boys idled in the doorway.

Synonyms for Idle

Antonyms for Idle

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