lag


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lag
lag1 [lag]
vi.
lagged, lagging [? akin to obs. Dan lakke, to go slowly]
1.
a) to fall, move, or stay behind; loiter; linger
b) to move or develop more slowly than expected, desired, etc.; be retarded in motion, development, etc.
2. to become gradually less intense, strong, etc.; wane; flag
3. to toss a marble toward a line marked on the ground to determine the order of play
4. Billiards to strike the cue ball so that it rebounds from the far rail to stop as close as possible to the near rail or the string line: done to decide the order of play
n.
1. a falling behind or being retarded in motion, development, etc.
2. the amount of such falling behind; interval between two related events, processes, etc. [the lag of peak current behind peak voltage]
3. a lagging, as in billiards and marbles
4. Now Rare one that lags, or is last
lag2 [lag]
n.
[prob. < Scand, as in Swed lagg, barrel stave < IE base * leu-, to cut off > L luere, to cleanse, purge]
a strip of insulating material used for covering boilers, cylinders, etc.
vt.
lagged, lagging
to cover with insulating material
lag3 [lag]
[Slang, Chiefly Brit.] Chiefly Brit. Slang
vt.
lagged, lagging [< ?]
1. to imprison
2. to arrest
n.
1. a convict or ex-convict: often old lag
2. a term of imprisonment

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  • Lag — Lag, n. 1. One who lags; that which comes in last. [Obs.] The lag of all the flock. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. The fag end; the rump; hence, the lowest class. [1913 Webster] The common lag of people. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. The amount of retardation …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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