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Meaning of word linger from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

linger   verb

Meaning : Remain present although waning or gradually dying.

Example : Her perfume lingered on.

Meaning : Be about.

Example : The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square.
Who is this man that is hanging around the department?.

Synonyms : footle, hang around, lallygag, loaf, loiter, lollygag, lounge, lurk, mess about, mill about, mill around, tarry

Meaning : Leave slowly and hesitantly.

Synonyms : tarry

Meaning : Take one's time. Proceed slowly.

Synonyms : dawdle

Move hurridly.

He rushed down the hall to receive his guests.
The cars raced down the street.
belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it

Meaning : Move to and fro.

Example : The shy student lingered in the corner.

Synonyms : hover