idler
noun see idle II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Idler — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Heinrich von Idler (1802–1878), deutscher Politiker und Oberamtmann Salomon Idler (1610–1669), deutscher Flugpionier Siehe auch: The Idler Diese Sei …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • idler — [īd′lər, īd′ l ər] n. 1. a person who wastes time and does no work; lazy person 2. a gear placed between two others to transfer motion from one to the other without changing their direction or speed: also idler gear or wheel or idle wheel 3. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Idler — I dler, n. 1. One who idles; one who spends his time in inaction; a lazy person; a sluggard. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) One who has constant day duties on board ship, and keeps no regular watch. Totten. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mach.) An idle wheel or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • idler — (n.) 1530s, agent noun from IDLE (Cf. idle) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Idler — An idler is a mechanical device such as an idler pulley or idler wheel that is secondary to the main transfer of power in a mechanical system. See also * Gear ratio * The Idler magazines and an essay collection entitled The Idler * …   Wikipedia

  • idler — [[t]a͟ɪdlə(r)[/t]] idlers N COUNT (disapproval) If you describe someone as an idler, you are criticizing them because you think they are lazy and should be working. The Duke resents being seen as a moneyed idler. Syn: loafer …   English dictionary

  • idler — UK [ˈaɪdlə(r)] / US [ˈaɪdlər] noun [countable] Word forms idler : singular idler plural idlers old fashioned someone who does not work because they are lazy …   English dictionary

  • idler — idle ► ADJECTIVE (idler, idlest) 1) avoiding work; lazy. 2) not working or in use. 3) having no purpose or basis: idle threats. ► VERB 1) spend time doing nothing. 2) (of an engine) run slowly w …   English terms dictionary

  • Idler — Idle I dle, a. [Compar. {Idler}; superl. {Idlest}.] [OE. idel, AS. [=i]del vain, empty, useless; akin to OS. [=i]dal, D. ijdel, OHG. [=i]tal vain, empty, mere, G. eitel, Dan. & Sw. idel mere, pure, and prob. to Gr. ? clear, pure, ? to burn. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • idler — [1] A gearwheel between a driving and a driven gear in a gear train which may serve to reverse the original direction of rotation of the driven wheel. [2] A free turning pulley or wheel which serves to maintain tension in a belt drive. Also see… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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