Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun

One who idles.

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Usage examples "idler":

  1. When the cutter spindle is vertical the belt runs directly to it from the overhead counter shaft, but when it is horizontal the belt passes over idler pulleys, held above the lathe. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  2. Labour is not only a necessity and a duty, but a blessing: only the idler feels it to be a curse. - "Self Help", Samuel Smiles.
  3. Unluckily, he tired of everything, never considered his position sufficiently exalted for a former business man with a tilbury, and, by gradual degrees, by dint of deeming every sort of occupation beneath him, he had grown old and incapable, a genuine idler with low tastes, a good- for- nothing. - "Fromont and Risler, Complete", Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009.