Loitered
Loiter 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. [1913 Webster]

Sir John, you loiter here too long. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

If we have loitered, let us quicken our pace. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

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

Syn: To linger; delay; lag; saunter; tarry. [1913 Webster]


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