KJV Dictionary Definition: linger


LIN'GER, v.i.

1. To delay; to loiter; to remain or wait long; to be slow.

Nor cast one longing, lingering look behind.

Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not. 2Peter 2.

2. To hesitate; to be slow in deciding; to be in suspense.

Perhaps thou lingerest, in deep thought detained.

3. To remain long in any state. The patient lingers on a bed of sickness.

LIN'GER, v.t. To protract.


LIN'GERER, n. One who lingers.



1. Delaying; loitering.

2. a. Drawing out in time; remaining long; protracted; as a lingering disease.

To die is the fate of man; but to die with lingering anguish is generally his folly.

LIN'GERING, n. A delaying; a remaining long; tardiness; protraction.

The lingerings of holyday customs.


LIN'GERINGLY, adv. With delay; slowly; tediously.