lags

7 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lag \Lag\, verb (used without an object) [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lag \Lag\, adjective [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lag \Lag\, noun

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. (Zool.) See {Graylag}.

6. 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lag \Lag\, verb (used with an object)

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}, noun, 4.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lag \Lag\, noun One transported for a crime. [Slang, Eng.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lag \Lag\, verb (used with an object) To transport for crime. [Slang, Eng.]

She lags us if we poach. --De Quincey.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

lag

noun

1: the act of slowing down or falling behind [syn: {slowdown}, {lag}, {retardation}]

2: the time between one event, process, or period and another; "meanwhile the socialists are running the government" [syn: {interim}, {meantime}, {meanwhile}, {lag}]

3: one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket [syn: {stave}, {lag}]

verb

1: hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc. [syn: {lag}, {dawdle}, {fall back}, {fall behind}]

2: 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" [syn: {imprison}, {incarcerate}, {lag}, {immure}, {put behind bars}, {jail}, {jug}, {gaol}, {put away}, {remand}]

3: throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins

4: cover with lagging to prevent heat loss; "lag pipes"

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I am a communications business and I want to compete in the C-SPAN HD, C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD online commentary marketplace. Comcast is using it's monopoly position as my cable provider to prevent me from having access to C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD. Therefore, I am unable to compete in the HD Congressional Commentary marketplace. This is bad for DEMOCRACY and it is bad for the INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS in Comcast's service area. This reduces diversity of opinion in the Congressional Commentary marketplace and leads to the American citizens getting their news only from official sources, such as the major broadcast networks, cable networks and movie companies such as the NBC companies.

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Here is a copy of an e-mail I sent to the FCC:


Subject: Comcast refuses to carry C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 HD because they are not PROFITABLE.
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:44:43 -0700
From: Ken M.
To: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov, Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov, Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov, Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov, Mike.ORielly@fcc.gov, campaignlaw@fcc.gov, ombudsperson@fcc.gov

I have complained to you about Comcast not providing C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.  You forwarded the complaint to Comcast and they contacted me by phone.  They contend that as a FOR-PROFIT company, it is not in the their business interests in terms of profitability to supply their 25 million customers with C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.

I stated that these are NONPROFIT channels that are in the PUBLIC INTEREST and of course they are not profitable to carry.  But I argued that it is their DUTY as Americans to provide these channels to the U.S. CITIZENS in its service area.  I stated that it is in the PUBLIC INTEREST.

He said, "Sorry, we are a FOR-PROFIT corporation and the demand isn't there."

I would like to escalate this complaint to the next level, given that it wasn't resolved by Comcast.

I believe it is in our national security interests for the citizens to have access to their congressional proceedings in HD.

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Subject: CIMS00005891453 - FCC Consumer Center response from representative TSR58
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:13:37 -0400
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Organization: FCC
To: Ken M.

You are receiving this email in response to your inquiry to the FCC.

Dear Mr. M.,

Thank you for your e-mail to Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding C-Span in HD.

Cable TV companies are not required to carry C-SPAN in HD. C-SPAN is sponsored by the cable TV industry. The letters stand for "Cable Sponsored Public Affairs Network."

Thank You.

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Representative Number : TSR58

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