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lag

adjective (a)

  • Coming tardily after or behind; slow; tardy. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • the act of slowing down or falling behind (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • the time between one event, process, or period and another (noun.time)
    source: wordnet30
  • one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: stave
    source: wordnet30
  • One who lags; that which comes in last. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • One transported for a crime. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The failing behind or retardation of one phenomenon with respect to another to which it is closely related; as, the lag of magnetization compared with the magnetizing force (hysteresis); the lag of the current in an alternating circuit behind the impressed electro-motive force which produced it. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc. (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • lock up or confine, in or as in a jail (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • cover with lagging to prevent heat loss (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Lag pipes.
    source: wordnet30
  • To walk or more slowly; to stay or fall behind; to linger or loiter. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To cause to lag; to slacken. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To transport for crime. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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