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lag

lag - Dictionary definition and meaning for word lag

Definition
(noun) the act of slowing down or falling behind
Synonyms : retardation , slowdown

Definition
(noun) the time between one event, process, or period and another
Synonyms : interim , meantime , meanwhile
Example Sentence
  • meanwhile the socialists are running the government

Definition
(noun) one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
Synonyms : stave

Definition
(verb) hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
Synonyms : dawdle , fall back , fall behind

Definition
(verb) lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
Example Sentence
  • The suspects were imprisoned without trial
  • the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life

Definition
(verb) throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins
Definition
(verb) cover with lagging to prevent heat loss
Example Sentence
  • lag pipes

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