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adj 1: not in action or at work; "an idle laborer"; "idle drifters"; "the idle rich"; 
"an idle mind"  
2: without a basis in reason or fact; "baseless gossip"; "the allegations proved groundless"; 
"idle fears"; "unfounded suspicions"; "unwarranted jealousy" [syn: baseless, groundless, 
unfounded, unwarranted] 
3: not in active use; "the machinery sat idle during the strike"; "idle hands" [syn: unused] 
4: silly or trivial; "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light idle chatter" [syn: light]
5: lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue" [syn: loose]
6: not yielding a return; "dead capital"; "idle funds" [syn: dead]
7: not having a job; "idle carpenters"; "jobless transients"; "many people in the area were 
out of work" [syn: jobless, out of work]
v 1: run disconnected or idle; "the engine is idling" [syn: tick over] [ant: run]
2: be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; 
"He slugged in bed all morning" [syn: laze, slug, stagnate] [ant: work]

This said, gives you some explanation of the word "IDLE". Actually this term is often used in chatrooms for people who's client program is online but the person behind the computer hasn't spoken on that channel for some time.

On the chat4all-network we also run a little Idle-game called IdleRPG, where it is the purpose to idle as long as possible! Read more about it on

Jay 19:54, 3 Jan 2005 (CET)

Last Updated: Unknown Entity 12:20, 11 November 2009 (UTC)