noun see linger

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Lingerer — Lin ger*er (l[i^][ng] g[ e]r*[ e]r), n. One who lingers. Guardian. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lingerer — linger ► VERB 1) be slow or reluctant to leave. 2) (linger over) spend a long time over. 3) be slow to fade, disappear, or die. DERIVATIVES lingerer noun lingering adjective. ORIGIN from obsolete leng «p …   English terms dictionary

  • lingerer —    A decidedly literary vocative, unlikely to occur in normal speech. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë, has: “‘Jane!” called a voice, and I hastened down. I was received at the foot of the stairs by Mr Rochester. “Lingerer,” he said, “my brain is… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • lingerer — See linger. * * * …   Universalium

  • lingerer — noun Agent noun of linger; one who lingers …   Wiktionary

  • lingerer — Synonyms and related words: clock watcher, dallier, dawdle, dawdler, diddler, dillydallier, do nothing, dolittle, doodler, drone, faineant, foot dragger, gentleman of leisure, goldbrick, goldbricker, goof off, idler, laggard, lie abed, loafer,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lingerer — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun One that lags: dawdler, dilly dallier, lag, laggard, lagger, loiterer, poke, procrastinator, straggler, tarrier. Informal: slowpoke. See FAST …   English dictionary for students

  • lingerer — n. person who is reluctant to leave; person who delays, dawdler; person who prolongs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lingerer — lin·ger·er …   English syllables

  • lingerer — noun someone who lingers aimlessly in or about a place • Syn: ↑loiterer • Derivationally related forms: ↑linger, ↑loiter (for: ↑loiterer) • Hypernyms: ↑dawdler, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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