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Meaning of LAG

Pronunciation:  lag

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of slowing down or falling behind
  2. [n]  one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
  3. [n]  the time between one event, process, or period and another
  4. [v]  cover with lagging to prevent heat loss; "lag pipes"
  5. [v]  throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins
  6. [v]  hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
  7. [v]  lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"
 

LAG is a 3 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: dawdle, fall back, fall behind, gaol, immure, imprison, incarcerate, interim, jail, jug, put away, put behind bars, remand, retardation, slowdown, stave
 
 See Also: barrel, cask, confine, cover, delay, detain, drag, drop behind, flip, follow, get behind, hang back, holdup, interregnum, interval, pitch, sky, slat, spline, time interval, toss, trail

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Lag\, a. [Of Celtic origin: cf. Gael. & Ir. lagweak,
    feeble, faint, W. llag, llac, slack, loose, remiss, sluggish;
    prob. akin to E. lax, languid.]
    1. Coming tardily after or behind; slow; tardy. [Obs.]
    
             Came too lag to see him buried.       --Shak.
    
    2. Last; long-delayed; -- obsolete, except in the phrase lag
       end. ``The lag end of my life.'' --Shak.
    
    
    
    3. Last made; hence, made of refuse; inferior. [Obs.] ``Lag
       souls.'' --Dryden.
    
    
  2. \Lag\, n.
    1. One who lags; that which comes in last. [Obs.] ``The lag
       of all the flock.'' --Pope.
    
    2. The fag-end; the rump; hence, the lowest class.
    
             The common lag of people.             --Shak.
    
    3. The amount of retardation of anything, as of a valve in a
       steam engine, in opening or closing.
    
    4. A stave of a cask, drum, etc.; especially (Mach.), one of
       the narrow boards or staves forming the covering of a
       cylindrical object, as a boiler, or the cylinder of a
       carding machine or a steam engine.
    
    5. (Zo["o]l.) See {Graylag}.
    
    {Lag of the tide}, the interval by which the time of high
       water falls behind the mean time, in the first and third
       quarters of the moon; -- opposed to {priming} of the tide,
       or the acceleration of the time of high water, in the
       second and fourth quarters; depending on the relative
       positions of the sun and moon.
    
    {Lag screw}, an iron bolt with a square head, a sharp-edged
       thread, and a sharp point, adapted for screwing into wood;
       a screw for fastening lags.
    
    
  3. \Lag\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lagged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Lagging}.]
    To walk or more slowly; to stay or fall behind; to linger or
    loiter. ``I shall not lag behind.'' --Milton.
    
    Syn: To loiter; linger; saunter; delay; be tardy.
    
    
  4. \Lag\, v. t.
    1. To cause to lag; to slacken. [Obs.] ``To lag his flight.''
       --Heywood.
    
    2. (Mach.) To cover, as the cylinder of a steam engine, with
       lags. See {Lag}, n., 4.
    
    
  5. \Lag\, n.
    One transported for a crime. [Slang, Eng.]
    
    
  6. \Lag\, v. t.
    To transport for crime. [Slang, Eng.]
    
          She lags us if we poach.                 --De Quincey.
    
    
  7. \Lag\, n.
    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.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

netlag

 
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