Definitions for: Loiter

[v] be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"

Webster (1913) Definition: Loi"ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Loitered; p. pr. & vb.
n. Loitering.] [D. leuteren to delay, loiter; cf; Prov. G.
lottern to be louse, lotter louse, slack, unsettled, vagrant,
OHG. lotar.]
1. To be slow in moving; to delay; to linger; to be dilatory;
to spend time idly; to saunter; to lag behind.

Sir John, you loiter here too long. --Shak.

If we have loitered, let us quicken our pace.

2. To wander as an idle vagrant. [Obs.] --Spenser.

Syn: To linger; delay; lag; saunter; tarry.

Synonyms: footle, hang around, lallygag, linger, loaf, lollygag, lounge, lurk, mess about, mill about, mill around, tarry

See Also: be, lurch, prowl

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