Definition for TAR'RY

TAR'RY, v.i. [W. tariaw, to strike against any thing, to stop, to stay, to tarry; Ir. and Gaelic, tairisim. It is of the same family as tardy and target. The primary sense is to thrust or drive, hence to strike against, to stop; W. tarw, L. taurus, a bull, is from the same root.]

  1. To stay; to abide; to continue; to lodge. Tarry all night and wash your feet. Gen. xix.
  2. To stay behind. Exod. xii.
  3. To stay in expectation; to wait. Tarry ye here for us, till we come again to you. Exod. xxiv.
  4. To delay; to put off going or coining; to defer. Come down to me, tarry not. Gen. xiv.
  5. To remain; to stay. He that telleth lies, shall not tarry in my sight. Ps. ci.

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