Dictionary Results for lag


1. lag - noun

· the act of slowing down or falling behind

Synonym(s): slowdown, retardation

Hypernym(s): delay, holdup




2. lag - noun

· the time between one event, process, or period and another; "meanwhile the socialists are running the government"

Synonym(s): interim, meantime, meanwhile

Hypernym(s): time_interval, interval




3. lag - noun

· one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket

Synonym(s): stave

Hypernym(s): slat, spline




4. lag - verb

· hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

Synonym(s): dawdle, fall_back, fall_behind

Hypernym(s): follow




5. lag - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): imprison, incarcerate, immure, put_behind_bars, jail, jug, gaol, put_away, remand

Hypernym(s): confine, detain




6. lag - verb

· throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins

Hypernym(s): flip, toss, sky, pitch




7. lag - verb

· cover with lagging to prevent heat loss; "lag pipes"

Hypernym(s): cover





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