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  • 1 IDLE —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Eric Idle.  …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 idle — [īd′ l] adj. idler, idlest [ME idel < OE, empty, akin to Ger eitel, vain, empty < ? IE base * ai dh, to burn, shine: basic sense, either “only apparent, seeming” or “burned out”] 1. a) having no value, use, or significance; worthless;… …

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  • 4 IDLE — в Windows Тип Интегрированная среда разработки Операционная система …

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  • 5 Idle — [ aɪdl] (engl. „untätig“, „unausgenutzt“) bezeichnet in der Informatik den Umstand, dass ein Prozess untätig ist oder eine Ressource ungenutzt bleibt. Zum einen ist Idling unerwünscht, da brach liegende Kapazitäten die Effizienz des Systems… …

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  • 6 idle — adj 1 *vain, nugatory, otiose, empty, hollow Analogous words: fruitless, bootless, *futile, vain: *ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious: trivial, paltry, *petty, trifling Contrasted words: significant, pregnant, meaningful (see …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 IDLE — steht für: International Date Line East, eine der Zonenzeiten der Zeitzone UTC+12 Idle, Bestandteil von Informatik Fachbegriffen (z.B. Idle Task für Leerlaufprozess) Integrated DeveLopment Environment, Entwicklungsumgebung für die… …

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  • 8 idle — idle·hood; idle·man; idle·ness; idle; …

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  • 9 idle — [adj1] not used; out of action abandoned, asleep, barren, closed down, dead, deserted, down, dusty, empty, gathering dust*, inactive, inert, jobless, laid off, leisured, mothballed, motionless, on the bench*, on the shelf*, out of operation, out… …

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  • 10 Idle — I dle, v. t. To spend in idleness; to waste; to consume; often followed by away; as, to idle away an hour a day. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 Idle — I dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Idled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Idling}.] To lose or spend time in inaction, or without being employed in business. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 Idle — Idle, linker Nebenfluß des Trent in der englischen Grafschaft Nottingham …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 14 Idle — (spr. aidl), Gemeinde im Westbezirk von Yorkshire (England), 6 km nordöstlich von Bradford, hat eine Handwerkerschule, Wollweberei und (1901) 7468 Einwohner …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 15 Idle — (spr. eidl), Stadt in der engl. Grafsch. York (West Riding), (1901) 16.128 E …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 16 idle — I adjective disengaged, fallow, fruitless, futile, ignavus, inactive, indolent, inert, jobless, lazy, listless, motionless, otiosus, shiftless, slothful, still, uncultivated, unemployed, unoccupied, unprofitable unused, vacant, vacuus, workless… …

    Law dictionary

  • 17 idle — I UK [ˈaɪd(ə)l] / US adjective Word forms idle : adjective idle comparative idler superlative idlest 1) a) machines or factories that are idle are not being used The extra power stations are idle when demand is lower. stand/lie/sit idle: Valuable …

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  • 18 Idle — For other meanings, including people named Idle, see Idle (disambiguation). Idle is a term which generally refers to a lack of motion and/or energy. Uses In describing a person or machine, idle means the act of doing nothing or no work (for… …

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  • 19 idle — [[t]a͟ɪd(ə)l[/t]] idles, idling, idled 1) ADJ: v link ADJ If people who were working are idle, they have no jobs or work. Employees have been idle almost a month because of shortages. Ant: busy 2) ADJ: v link ADJ If machines or factories are idle …

    English dictionary

  • 20 idle — idleness, n. idly, adv. /uyd l/, adj., idler, idlest, v. idled, idling, n. adj. 1. not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing: idle workers. 2. not spent or filled with activity: idle hours. 3. not in use or operation; not kept busy: idle… …

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