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What does idle mean?

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March 17, 2015 5:25AM

it means that they're online, but they haven't done anything in a long time

It means not doing something for a period of time.

In a car-running speed when stationary.
stay in one placenot employed or busy- avoiding work or employment; lazy-not in use or operation-lacking substance, value or basis-to pass time without working or while avoiding work-to move lazily and without purpose- to run at a slow speed or out of gear(used of a motor vehicle)-to make or cause to be unemployed or inactive- to cause(a motor, for example) to idle. this definition taken from the American heritage college dictionary.