Definitions For Idle

noun

  • 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

verb

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

adjective

  • 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

adjective

  • 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

Scrabble
5
Words with Friends
6

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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