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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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