Also found in: Thesaurus.

tar·ry 1

v. tar·ried, tar·ry·ing, tar·ries
1. To delay or be late in going, coming, or doing something: "O let us be married! Too long we have tarried!" (Edward Lear).
2. To wait or stay temporarily: tarried after the show to chat with friends. See Synonyms at stay1.
v.tr. Archaic
To wait for; await.
n. Archaic
A temporary stay; a sojourn.

[Middle English tarien.]

tar′ri·er n.

tar·ry 2

adj. tar·ri·er, tar·ri·est
Of, resembling, or covered with tar.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:


The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
The northern access to the lists terminated in a similar entrance of thirty feet in breadth, at the extremity of which was a large enclosed space for such knights as might be disposed to enter the lists with the challengers, behind which were placed tents containing refreshments of every kind for their accommodation, with armourers, tarriers, and other attendants, in readiness to give their services wherever they might be necessary.
In addition, considerable research has also been done on the buffering factors, or protective factors, in suicide (see Johnson, Wood, Gooding, Taylor, & Tarrier, 2011).
(1.) Vanden Esschert K, Haileyesus T, Tarrier AL, et al.
"We do not want any survivors to think that they do not have resources available to them and they should not seek out help if they need it," said Chase Tarrier, public policy coordinator at End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin.
For example, convenience may be a factor that increases their acceptability in the context of technology-based delivery, but low credibility associated with technology-based treatments may also have negative effects (e.g., Musiat, Goldstone, & Tarrier, 2014).
The insults he says he has to endure at his place of work - Fenian, pauper, beggar, tarrier - are worse: vile and unacceptable.
Traditional cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBTs) that target suicide among high-risk patients have been shown to be superior to comparison treatments in the reduction of subsequent suicide attempts; these treatments typically include psychoeducation, problem solving, cognitive restructuring, and emotion regulation skills training (Mann et al., 2005; Rudd, Joiner, Trotter, Williams, & Cordero, 2009; Tarrier, Taylor, & Gooding, 2008).
Tarrier N, Haddock G, Lewis S, Drake R, Gregg L, SoCRATES Trial Group.
Kimhy, D., Tarrier, N., Essock, S., Malaspina, D., Cabannis, D., and Beck, A.T.
Both individual and group CBT appear to be effective in the treatment of GD and its correlates (Gooding & Tarrier, 2009).