Idler

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 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 * …

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  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 idler — noun see idle II …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 idler — the person on board a fishing vessel responsible for washing split fish before salting …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 13 idler — /uyd leuhr/, n. 1. a person who passes time in a lazy or unproductive way. 2. Mach. an idle gear, wheel, or pulley. 3. Railroads. an empty freight car placed under the projecting end of a long object carried by the next car, so that the latter… …

    Universalium

  • 14 idler — noun a) One who idles; one who spends his time in inaction. b) One who idles; a lazy person; a sluggard. Syn: footler, lout …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 Idler — Промежуточная шестерня; Натяжной шкив, леникс (натяжной ролик); Лентонаправляющий валик …

    Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • 16 idler — Synonyms and related words: Arab, beach bum, beachcomber, beggar, bo, bum, bummer, bungler, clock watcher, dallier, dawdle, dawdler, diddler, dillydallier, disregarder, do nothing, dodger, dogie, dolittle, doodler, drone, faineant, gamin, gamine …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 idler — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. lounger, slacker, drone, couch potato*; see loafer . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A self indulgent person who spends time avoiding work or other useful activity: bum1, drone1, faineant, good for nothing, layabout, loafer …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 idler — id|ler [ˈaıdlə US ər] n old fashioned someone who is lazy and does not work …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 idler — i|dler [ aıdlər ] noun count OLD FASHIONED someone who does not work because they are lazy …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 idler — i·dler || aɪdlÉ™(r) n. lazy person, unproductive person, one who wastes time; idle wheel, idle gear (Machinery) i·dle || aɪdl v. loaf, lounge, do nothing, laze around; waste time; operate at minimum speed (of an engine or machine) adj. lazy;… …

    English contemporary dictionary