Detailed Translations for idle from English to Dutch


to idle verb (idles, idled, idling)

  1. to idle (lounge about; lounge around; sit around)
    luieren; lanterfanten; lummelen; niksen; rondhangen; nietsdoen
    • luieren verb (luier, luiert, luierde, luierden, geluierd)
    • lanterfanten verb (lanterfant, lanterfantte, lanterfantten, gelanterfant)
    • lummelen verb (lummel, lummelt, lummelde, lummelden, gelummeld)
    • niksen verb (niks, nikst, nikste, niksten, genikst)
    • rondhangen verb (hang rond, hangt rond, hing rond, hingen rond, rondgehangen)
    • nietsdoen verb (doe niets, doet niets, deed niets, deden niets, niets gedaan)
  2. to idle (loaf)
    vrijlopen; leeglopen
    • vrijlopen verb
    • leeglopen verb (loop leeg, loopt leeg, liep leeg, liepen leeg, leeggelopen)

Conjugations for idle:

  1. idle
  2. idle
  3. idles
  4. idle
  5. idle
  6. idle
simple past
  1. idled
  2. idled
  3. idled
  4. idled
  5. idled
  6. idled
present perfect
  1. have idled
  2. have idled
  3. has idled
  4. have idled
  5. have idled
  6. have idled
past continuous
  1. was idling
  2. were idling
  3. was idling
  4. were idling
  5. were idling
  6. were idling
  1. shall idle
  2. will idle
  3. will idle
  4. shall idle
  5. will idle
  6. will idle
continuous present
  1. am idling
  2. are idling
  3. is idling
  4. are idling
  5. are idling
  6. are idling
  1. be idled
  2. be idled
  3. be idled
  4. be idled
  5. be idled
  6. be idled
  1. idle!
  2. let's idle!
  3. idled
  4. idling
1. I, 2. you, 3. he/she/it, 4. we, 5. you, 6. they

Translation Matrix for idle:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
hol burrow; cave; cavern; cavity; compartment; den; grotto; hole; lair; niche
lui folks; people
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
lanterfanten idle; lounge about; lounge around; sit around
leeglopen idle; loaf
luieren idle; lounge about; lounge around; sit around
lummelen idle; lounge about; lounge around; sit around
nietsdoen idle; lounge about; lounge around; sit around
niksen idle; lounge about; lounge around; sit around do nothing much; hang about; lounge around; stand around
rondhangen idle; lounge about; lounge around; sit around do nothing much; hang about; lounge around; stand around
vrijlopen idle; loaf
- laze; slug; stagnate; tick over
AdjectiveRelated TranslationsOther Translations
apathisch idle; inactive
doelloos aimless; idle; purposeless
hol empty; hollow; idle; meaningless
ijdel empty; idle; unused arrogant; condescending; for nothing; fruitless; futile; haughty; in vain; overbearing; presumptuous; self-satisfied; stuck-up; to no avail; vainly
inactief idle; inactive inactive
inhoudsloos empty; hollow; idle; meaningless blank; empty
leeg empty; hollow; idle; meaningless; unused blank; empty; expressionless; vacant
lethargisch idle; inactive
loos empty; idle; unused blank; clear; lost; roguish; sly; unmarked
lui bearing no interests; idle; lazy; slack; slow; workshy
niet-actief idle
nietszeggend empty; hollow; idle; meaningless expressionless; futile; insignificant; meaningless; trifling; trivial; unimportant; unremarkable
traag idle; lazy; slack; slow; workshy dawdling; dilatory; dragging; hesitating; languid; lazy; lingering; listless; slow; sluggish; tardy; wavering
werkschuw idle; lazy; slack; slow; workshy
- baseless; dead; groundless; jobless; light; loose; out of work; unfounded; unused; unwarranted; wild
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- laze
ModifierRelated TranslationsOther Translations
niets doend bearing no interests; idle
ongevuld empty; idle; unused

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Synonyms for "idle":

Antonyms for "idle":

Related Definitions for "idle":

  1. not in active use2
    • the machinery sat idle during the strike2
    • idle hands2
  2. not in action or at work2
    • an idle laborer2
    • idle drifters2
    • the idle rich2
    • an idle mind2
  3. not having a job2
    • idle carpenters2
  4. not yielding a return2
    • idle funds2
  5. lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility2
    • idle talk2
  6. silly or trivial2
    • idle pleasure2
    • light idle chatter2
  7. without a basis in reason or fact2
    • idle fears2
  8. the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling2
    • the car engine was running at idle2
  9. run disconnected or idle2
    • the engine is idling2
  10. be idle; exist in a changeless situation2
  11. Waiting for a command.1
  12. Operational but not in use.1

Wiktionary Translations for idle:

  1. of no importance, worthless, useless
  2. not turned to appropriate use, not occupied
  3. not engaged in any occupation or employment
  1. niets doend, niets verrichtend, niet werkend

Cross Translation:
idle Ontspannen faulenzen — nichts tun, es sich gutgehen lassen, faul sein
idle onnodig; nutteloos müßigvon Gedanken, Ideen und Fragen: ohne praktische Bedeutung
idle werkeloos; vrij müßigkeine oder keine sinnvolle Beschäftigung ausübend
idle werkeloos; inactief untätigabwertend: nichts tuend, faul
idle traag oisif — Qui ne faire rien, qui n’a pas d’occupation, de profession.

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