Pronunciation: (loi'tur),[key] —v.i. 1. to linger aimlessly or as if aimless in or about a place: to loiter around the bus terminal. 2. to move in a slow, idle manner, making purposeless stops in the course of a trip, journey, errand, etc.: to loiter on the way to work. 3. to waste time or dawdle over work: He loiters over his homework until one in the morning.
—v.t. to pass (time) in an idle or aimless manner (usually fol. by away): to loiter away the afternoon in daydreaming.