Adjective idle has 7 senses
  1. idle - not in action or at work; "an idle laborer"; "idle drifters"; "the idle rich"; "an idle mind"
    busy, at work, drudging, laboring, labouring, toiling, engaged, occupied, overbusy, tied up, up to
  2. baseless, groundless, idle, unfounded, unwarranted - without a basis in reason or fact; "baseless gossip"; "the allegations proved groundless"; "idle fears"; "unfounded suspicions"; "unwarranted jealousy"
    Antonym: supported (indirect, via unsupported)
    Antonym: supported (indirect, via unsupported)
  3. idle, unused - not in active use; "the machinery sat idle during the strike"; "idle hands"
    Antonym: active (indirect, via inactive)
  4. idle, light - silly or trivial; "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light idle chatter"
    Antonym: serious (indirect, via frivolous)
  5. idle, loose - lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue"
    Antonym: responsible (indirect, via irresponsible)
  6. dead, idle - not yielding a return; "dead capital"; "idle funds"
    Antonym: profitable (indirect, via unprofitable)
  7. idle, jobless, out of work - not having a job; "idle carpenters"; "jobless transients"; "many people in the area were out of work"
    Antonym: employed (indirect, via unemployed)
,Verb idle has 2 senses
  1. idle, tick over - run disconnected or idle; "the engine is idling"
    Antonyms: run
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  2. idle, laze, slug, stagnate - be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"
    Antonyms: work
    Derived forms: noun idler1, noun idling1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s