What is Idling?

Idling definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
adjective, iA.dler, iA.dlest.
not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing: idle workers.
not spent or filled with activity: idle hours.

not in use or operation; not kept busy: idle machinery.
habitually doing nothing or avoiding work; lazy.
of no real worth, importance, or significance: idle talk.
having no basis or reason; baseless; groundless: idle fears.
frivolous; vain: idle pleasures.
meaningless; senseless: idle threats.
futile; unavailing: idle rage.

verb (used without object), iA.dled, iA.dling.
to pass time doing nothing.
to move, loiter, or saunter aimlessly: to idle along the avenue.

(of a machine, engine, or mechanism) to operate at a low speed, disengaged from the load.

verb (used with object), iA.dled, iA.dling.
to pass (time) doing nothing (often followed by away): to idle away the afternoon.
to cause (a person) to be idle: The strike idled many workers.

to cause (a machine, engine, or mechanism) to idle: I waited in the car while idling the engine.

the state or quality of being idle.
the state of a machine, engine, or mechanism that is idling: a cold engine that stalls at idle.