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idle

['aɪdl] брит. / амер.

  1. прил.

    1. бесполезный, тщетный

    2. неработающий, неиспользуемый, незанятый

    3. ленивый, праздный

    4. неосновательный, пустой

    5. тех. бездействующий, холостой

    6. эл. реактивный (о составляющей тока, напряжения и т. п.)

  2. гл.

    1. = idle about лениться, бездельничать

    2. = idle away растрачивать (даром)

    3. = idle away работать вхолостую (например, о моторе)

    4. выключать, останавливать, приводить в неработающее состояние

Learning (En-Ru)

idle

['aɪdl]

  1. adj

    1. ленивый, праздный

    2. незанятый, неработающий

    3. бесполезный, тщетный, пустой

  2. v

    1. лениться, бездельничать

    2. работать вхолостую (о моторе и т. п.)

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Risks associated with ageing and gradual retirement of basic power generating assets, change of electrical power output due to thermal load variation or hydroelectric power stations idle discharge hazard.
Риски, связанные со старением и постепенным выходом из строя основных энергетических активов, изменением выработки электростанций в связи с колебанием тепловой нагрузки или угрозой холостых сбросов на гидроэлектростанциях.
© 2005-2011 JSC "Kuzbassenergo"
And in a glass cupboard in the passage were several shillings-worth of test-tubes and chemicals, a tripod, a glass retort, and a damaged Bunsen burner, manifesting that the 'Scientific laboratory' mentioned in the prospectus was no idle boast.
А в стеклянном шкафу в коридоре хранилось несколько грошовых пробирок, кое-какие химикаты, треножник, стеклянная реторта и испорченная бунзеновская горелка, свидетельствующие о том, что «научная лаборатория», указанная в проспекте, не пустые слова.
Wells, Herbert George / KippsУэллс, Герберт / Киппс
Киппс
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964
Kipps
Wells, Herbert George
© the Literary Executors of the Estate of H. G. Wells, 1905
And Edward, who hath his hands idle at home, will pour his thousands upon us through that unhappy gate of Calais.
И, разумеется, Эдуард, которому сейчас нечего делать у себя дома, не преминет наводнить Францию своими войсками через эти злополучные ворота — Кале.
Scott, Walter / Quentin DurwardСкотт, Вальтер / Квентин Дорвард
Квентин Дорвард
Скотт, Вальтер
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1964
Quentin Durward
Scott, Walter
© 2009 by Seven Treasures Publications
The long vacation saunters on towards term-time like an idle river very leisurely strolling down a flat country to the sea.
Долгие каникулы тянутся к сессии, как ленивая река, которая очень медленно течет по равнине к морю.
Dickens, Charles / Bleak HouseДиккенс, Чарльз / Холодный дом
Холодный дом
Диккенс, Чарльз
© "Государственное издательство художественной литературы", 1960
Bleak House
Dickens, Charles
© 1894, by Macmillan & Co.
So she gave out that she had hurt her knee, which made the saddle painful to her, and the beautiful Spanish mare was left idle in the stable, or mounted only by the groom.
Она заявила, что повредила себе колено и седло причиняет ей боль. Великолепная испанская кобыла вынуждена была теперь оставаться в конюшне.
Haggard, Henry Rider / Fair MargaretХаггард, Генри Райдер / Прекрасная Маргарет
Прекрасная Маргарет
Хаггард, Генри Райдер
© Издательство "Энергоатомиздат", 1984
Fair Margaret
Haggard, Henry Rider
© 1st World Library, 2006
She was not entirely wrong, though, was she? His life was idle-or had been for all of five years anyway.
А впрочем, не так уж она и ошибалась: он в самом деле жил в праздности, по крайней мере последние пять лет.
Balogh, Mary / Simply MagicБэлоу, Мэри / Просто волшебство
Просто волшебство
Бэлоу, Мэри
Simply Magic
Balogh, Mary
© 2007 by Mary Balogh
She did, in fact, when she was abroad, say to him in a playful moment: 'Perhaps in the future'; but what did that amount to beyond an idle word?
Раз там, за границей, в одну шутливую минуту, она действительно сказала князю: "может быть", в будущем; но что же это могло означать, кроме лишь легкого слова?
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / A Raw YouthДостоевский, Фёдор / Подросток
Подросток
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Советская Россия", 1979
A Raw Youth
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
But I'm a serious man, and I can refuse to submit to the idle whims of a giddy-woman!
Но я человек серьезный, и могу не захотеть подчиняться праздным фантазиям взбалмошной женщины!
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessedДостоевский, Фёдор / Бесы
Бесы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Look at all the factories down by the quays there, idle!
Посмотрите на эти фабрики на набережных — они бездействуют.
Joyce, James / Ivy Day In The Committee RoomДжойс, Джеймс / День плюща
День плюща
Джойс, Джеймс
© Перевод Н. Дарузес. Наследники, 2007
© Оформление, издание на русском языке. ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2007
Ivy Day In The Committee Room
Joyce, James
© 1967 by the Estate of James Joyce
I was not idle myself, but obtained a commission, and levied, at my father's expense, about two hundred men, with whom I joined General Carpenter's army.
Я тоже не сидел сложа руки: получив назначение и навербовав за счет отца отряд в двести человек, я присоединился к армии генерала Карпентера.
Scott, Walter / Rob RoyСкотт, Вальтер / Роб Рой
Роб Рой
Скотт, Вальтер
© Издательство "ЛЕНИЗДАТ", 1953
Rob Roy
Scott, Walter
© 2007 BiblioBazaar
Measurements of a slotted-ALOHA channel show that 20% of the slots are idle.
Статистика использования канала S-ALOHA показывает, что 20% интервалов не ис пользуется.
Sklar, Bernard / Digital Communications: Fundamentals and ApplicationsСкляр, Бернард / Цифровая связь. Теоретические основы и практическое применение
Цифровая связь. Теоретические основы и практическое применение
Скляр, Бернард
© Издательский дом "Вильямc", 2003
© Prentice Hall PTR, 2001
Digital Communications: Fundamentals and Applications
Sklar, Bernard
But unfortunately my own nicety, and the nicety of my friends, have made me what I am, an idle, helpless being.
Но, к несчастью, моя щепетильность и щепетильность моих близких превратила меня в то, что я есть, — в никчемного бездельника.
Austen, Jane / Sense and SensibilityОстин, Джейн / Чувство и чувствительность
Чувство и чувствительность
Остин, Джейн
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
Sense and Sensibility
Austen, Jane
© Cambridge University Press 2006
His idle levity was suddenly interrupted by a voice that spoke above the low hum of the march, with an air of authority, and a severity of tone, that could always quell, by a single word, the most violent ebullition of merriment in the crew.
Его глупые шутки были прерваны покрывшим шум громким и строгим голосом человека, которому стоило сказать только слово, как затихало самое буйное веселье матросов.
Cooper, James Fenimore / The Pilot: A Tale of the SeaКупер, Джеймс Фенимор / Лоцман
Лоцман
Купер, Джеймс Фенимор
© "Детское государственное издательство", 1959
The Pilot: A Tale of the Sea
Cooper, James Fenimore
© 2005 Adamant Media Corporation
An idle thought flicked through my brain at the words.
Я произнес эти слова, и они зацепили какое-то колесико у меня в мозгу.
Butcher, Jim / Dead BeatБатчер, Джим / Барабаны зомби
Барабаны зомби
Батчер, Джим
© Jim Butcher, 2005
© Перевод Н.К. Кудряшев, 2006
© Издание на русском языке AST Publishers, 2010
Dead Beat
Butcher, Jim
© Jim Butcher, 2005
Halla brushed a strand of gray hair clear of her eyes, brought the crawler to a gradual idle.
Халла откинула с глаз прядь седых волос и сбросила скорость.
Foster, Alan Dean / Splinter of the Mind's EyeФостер, Алан Дин / Осколок кристалла власти
Осколок кристалла власти
Фостер, Алан Дин
Splinter of the Mind's Eye
Foster, Alan Dean
© 1978 by The Star Wars Corporation

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'aɪdlAdjectiveбесполезный; тщетный

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  1. 1.

    беззаботный, без дела

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Collocations

absorption of idle capacities
загрузка неиспользуемых производственных мощностей
be idle
быть безработным
bone-idle
беспомощный
bone-idle
ленивый
bone-idle
ничего не делающий
external idle time
время простоя по внешним причинам
fast-idle cam
кулачковый механизм связи с дроссельной заслонкой
idle and disorderly person
праздношатающееся лицо, нарушающее общественный порядок
idle attempt
тщетная попытка
idle balances
неиспользуемые денежные суммы
idle burner
холостая горелка
idle capacity
резервная емкость
idle capacity
резервная мощность
idle capital
мертвый капитал
idle channel
незанятый канал

Word forms

idle

verb
Basic forms
Pastidled
Imperativeidle
Present Participle (Participle I)idling
Past Participle (Participle II)idled
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I idlewe idle
you idleyou idle
he/she/it idlesthey idle
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am idlingwe are idling
you are idlingyou are idling
he/she/it is idlingthey are idling
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have idledwe have idled
you have idledyou have idled
he/she/it has idledthey have idled
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been idlingwe have been idling
you have been idlingyou have been idling
he/she/it has been idlingthey have been idling
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I idledwe idled
you idledyou idled
he/she/it idledthey idled
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was idlingwe were idling
you were idlingyou were idling
he/she/it was idlingthey were idling
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had idledwe had idled
you had idledyou had idled
he/she/it had idledthey had idled
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been idlingwe had been idling
you had been idlingyou had been idling
he/she/it had been idlingthey had been idling
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will idlewe shall/will idle
you will idleyou will idle
he/she/it will idlethey will idle
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be idlingwe shall/will be idling
you will be idlingyou will be idling
he/she/it will be idlingthey will be idling
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have idledwe shall/will have idled
you will have idledyou will have idled
he/she/it will have idledthey will have idled
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been idlingwe shall/will have been idling
you will have been idlingyou will have been idling
he/she/it will have been idlingthey will have been idling
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would idlewe should/would idle
you would idleyou would idle
he/she/it would idlethey would idle
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be idlingwe should/would be idling
you would be idlingyou would be idling
he/she/it would be idlingthey would be idling
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have idledwe should/would have idled
you would have idledyou would have idled
he/she/it would have idledthey would have idled
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been idlingwe should/would have been idling
you would have been idlingyou would have been idling
he/she/it would have been idlingthey would have been idling
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am idledwe are idled
you are idledyou are idled
he/she/it is idledthey are idled
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being idledwe are being idled
you are being idledyou are being idled
he/she/it is being idledthey are being idled
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been idledwe have been idled
you have been idledyou have been idled
he/she/it has been idledthey have been idled
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was idledwe were idled
you were idledyou were idled
he/she/it was idledthey were idled
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being idledwe were being idled
you were being idledyou were being idled
he/she/it was being idledthey were being idled
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been idledwe had been idled
you had been idledyou had been idled
he/she/it had been idledthey had been idled
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be idledwe shall/will be idled
you will be idledyou will be idled
he/she/it will be idledthey will be idled
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been idledwe shall/will have been idled
you will have been idledyou will have been idled
he/she/it will have been idledthey will have been idled

idle

adjective
Positive degreeidle
Comparative degreeidler
Superlative degreeidlest