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Synonyms for idle

Synonyms for idle

marked by a lack of action or activity

resistant to exertion and activity

not occupied or put to use

lacking value, use, or substance

having no basis or foundation in fact

to pass time without working or in avoiding work

to pass (time) without working or in avoiding work

to cause to cease regular activity

Synonyms for idle

the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling

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run disconnected or idle

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not in action or at work

without a basis in reason or fact

not in active use

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silly or trivial

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lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility

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not yielding a return

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not having a job

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At $4 a gallon, letting a piece of equipment idle for an hour is just like burning a $10 bill.
Our experience shows for instance that idle time on excavators is lower than that average, while loaders and haul trucks are higher than average as they legitimately have to "wait" in their normal daily operation.
By some estimates, a typical truck driver may idle an average of six to eight hours a day.
The new regulation states that trucks cannot idle for longer than five minutes (with some exceptions) unless a vehicle is equipped with a verified auxiliary power unit (APU) or has an engine that meets the N[O.
A recent study suggests that in the peak of winter, Canadians voluntarily idle their vehicles for a combined total of more than 75 million minutes a day--equivalent to one vehicle idling for 144 years.
There are many reasons why people will tell you they should idle their vehicles' engines.
EPA data have shown that a long-haul truck at idle for 1 hour burns approximately 3.
State agencies, such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority--a pioneer in the field of idle reduction--and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, also have funded numerous projects.
During a normal operating year, the foundry has 4000 hours of sand process time and 4760 hours of idle time.
The bill proposes a tax credit for the purchase of idle reduction equipment outfitted in commercial diesel trucks.
In addition, vehicle maintenance can be tracked through usage hours, idle time, trip details and vehicle history report.
AdSavers are animated screensaver ads that are activated on a PC screen when it is in idle mode.