Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who idles; one who spends his time in inaction, or without occupation or employment; a lounging or lazy person; a sluggard.
  • noun Nautical, a member of a ship's crew who is not required to keep night-watch.
  • noun On board a whaler, one who is not required to assist in the capture of whales.
  • noun In machinery, an idle-wheel.
  • noun In railroading, an empty car; an empty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who idles; one who spends his time in inaction; a lazy person; a sluggard.
  • noun (Naut.) One who has constant day duties on board ship, and keeps no regular watch.
  • noun (Mach.) An idle wheel or pulley. See under Idle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who idles; one who spends his time in inaction.
  • noun One who idles; a lazy person; a sluggard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun person who does no work

Etymologies

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idle +‎ -er

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