(esp. of a machine or factory) Not active or in use
assembly lines standing idle for lack of spare parts
(of a person) Not working; unemployed
(of a person) Avoiding work; lazy
(of time) Characterized by inaction or absence of significant activity
at no time in the day must there be an idle moment
(of money) Held in cash or in accounts paying no interest
Without purpose or effect; pointless
he did not want to waste valuable time in idle chatter
(esp. of a threat or boast) Without foundation
I knew Ellen did not make idle threats
(of a person) Spend time doing nothing; be idle
four men were idling outside the shop
Move aimlessly or lazily
Cal idled past MetroHealth at a stately pace
(of an engine) Run slowly while disconnected from a load or out of gear
the car is noisily idling in the street
Cause (an engine) to idle
Take out of use or employment
he will close the newspaper, idling 2,200 workers
not in action or at work; "an idle laborer"; "idle drifters"; "the idle rich"; "an idle mind"
run disconnected or idle; "the engine is idling"
the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling; "the car engine was running at idle"
baseless: without a basis in reason or fact; "baseless gossip"; "the allegations proved groundless"; "idle fears"; "unfounded suspicions"; "unwarranted jealousy"
be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"
not in active use; "the machinery sat idle during the strike"; "idle hands"
Idle (idling) is a term which generally refers to a lack of motion and/or energy.
A computer processor is described as idle when it is not being used by any program.
When an engine running on idle or idles, the engine runs without any loads but the engine accessories.
IDLE is an integrated development environment for Python, which is bundled in each release of the programming tool since 2.3. It is not included in the python package included with many Linux distributions. ...
To spend in idleness; to waste; to consume; To lose or spend time doing nothing, or without being employed in business; Of an engine: to run at a slow speed, or out of gear; to tick-over; Empty, vacant; Not turned to appropriate use; not occupied; Not engaged in any occupation or employment; ...
(idleness) The state of being idle; inactivity; The state of being indolent; indolence; Groundlessness; worthlessness; triviality
"Idleness so called, which does not consist in doing nothing, but in doing a great deal not recognized in the dogmatic formularies of the ruling class, has as good a right to state its position as industry itself," insisted a young Robert Louis Stevenson. ...
(IDLENESS) The refusal or neglect to engage in any lawful employment, in order to gain a livelihood.
(Idleness) the ultimate purpose of the busy.
If you dream of being idle, you will fail to accomplish your designs. To see your friends in idleness, you will hear of some trouble affecting them. For a young woman to dream that she is leading an idle existence, she will fall into bad habits, and is likely to marry a shiftless man.
Running engine speed with vehicle at rest and accelerator or throttle pedal not depressed. While waiting at a stop light, the engine is at idle.
The request is new and has not yet been processed. A new request sits in this queue for up to 60 seconds while NRE refreshes. Anything in the Idle queue will require staff intervention. ...
A state when no window system events are received for processing as callbacks and the idle callback, if one is registered, is called.
In e-mail technology, IDLE is an IMAP feature that allows a client to indicate to the server that it is ready to accept real-time notifications.
said of equipment or of a ship for which there is no work for a particular period.
a Service is not processing any requests currently.
having no value, use, or significance; worthless.
Idle - The time that the lock is not processing vessels and is not in a stoppage condition. (i.e. The between the last vessel's EOL to the next vessel's Arrival Time.)
This is the per cent of the operating time that the engine is operating at idle or low-idle setting. It can be further segregated into Manned Idle (when an operating crew is on-board the locomotive) and Isolate (when the locomotive is unmanned);