from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To lie in wait, as in ambush.
- intransitive v. To move furtively; sneak.
- intransitive v. To exist unobserved or unsuspected: danger lurking around every bend.
- intransitive v. To read but not contribute to the discussion in a newsgroup, chatroom, or other online forum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To remain concealed in order to ambush
- v. To remain unobserved
- v. to hang out or wait around a location, preferably without drawing attention to oneself
- v. to view an internet forum without posting comments
- n. The act of lurking.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To lie hidden; to lie in wait.
- intransitive v. To keep out of sight.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lie in concealment; hide or keep out of sight, as for ambush or escape; skulk.
- To be latent or undisclosed; be withdrawn from open manifestation; exist unperceived or unsuspected.
- n. A trick of imposture; a swindling artifice; a cunning dodge.
- n. The act of lurking or prowling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. wait in hiding to attack
- v. be about
- v. lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
Middle English lurken, possibly of Scandinavian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)