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lag 1

 (lăg)
v. lagged, lag·ging, lags
v.intr.
1. To fail to keep up a pace; straggle: a hiker who lagged behind his companions on the trail.
2. To proceed or develop with comparative slowness: a nation that lags behind its neighbors in economic development.
3. To weaken or slacken; flag: My attention lagged when the lecturer changed subjects.
4. Games To determine the order of play by hitting or shooting a ball toward a mark, as in marbles or billiards, with the player whose ball stops closest to the mark going first.
v.tr.
1. To fail to keep up with (another): One horse lagged the others throughout the race.
2. To proceed or develop at a slower pace than (another): "putting new money into sectors that have lagged the market" (Peter Lynch).
3. Sports In golf, to hit (a putt) so that it stops a short way from the hole and can then be tapped in.
n.
1. An interval between one event or phenomenon and another: "He wondered darkly at how great a lag there was between his thinking and his actions" (Thomas Wolfe).
2. A condition of weakness or slackening: a lag in interest.

[From earlier lag, last person, from Middle English lag-, last (in lagmon, last man), perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

lag′ger n.

lag 2

 (lăg)
n.
1. A barrel stave.
2. A strip, as of wood, that forms a part of the covering for a cylindrical object.
tr.v. lagged, lag·ging, lags
To furnish or cover with lags.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish lagg; see leu- in Indo-European roots.]

lag 3

 (lăg) Chiefly British Slang
tr.v. lagged, lag·ging, lags
1. To arrest.
2. To send to prison.
n.
1. A convict.
2. An ex-convict.

[Origin unknown.]

lag

(læɡ)
vb (intr) , lags, lagging or lagged
1. (often foll by behind) to hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc
2. to fall away in strength or intensity
3. (Billiards & Snooker) to determine an order of play in certain games, as by rolling marbles towards a line or, in billiards, hitting cue balls up the table against the top cushion in an attempt to bring them back close to the headrail
n
4. the act or state of slowing down or falling behind
5. the interval of time between two events, esp between an action and its effect
6. (Billiards & Snooker) an act of lagging in a game, such as billiards
[C16: of obscure origin]

lag

(læɡ)
n
1. a convict or ex-convict (esp in the phrase old lag)
2. a term of imprisonment
vb, lags, lagging or lagged
(tr) to arrest or put in prison
[C19: of unknown origin]

lag

(læɡ)
vb, lags, lagging or lagged
(tr) to cover (a pipe, cylinder, etc) with lagging to prevent loss of heat
n
1. the insulating casing of a steam cylinder, boiler, etc; lagging
2. (Building) a stave or lath
[C17: of Scandinavian origin; related to Swedish lagg stave]

lag1

(læg)

v. lagged, lag•ging,
n. v.i.
1. to fail to maintain a desired pace or speed: to lag behind in production.
2. to linger; delay.
3. to decrease gradually; flag: Interest lagged as the meeting went on.
4. to throw one's shooting marble toward a line on the ground so as to determine the order of play.
5. (in billiards and pool) string (def. 28).
v.t.
6. to fail to keep up with: The industry still lags the national economy.
n.
7. a lagging or falling behind; retardation.
8. a person who lags behind.
9. an interval of time: a lag of ten minutes.
10. Mech. the amount of retardation of some motion.
11. the act of lagging in marbles or billiards.
[1505–15; perhaps < Scandinavian]
lag′ger, n.

lag2

(læg)

v. lagged, lag•ging,
n. Chiefly Brit. Slang. v.t.
1. to imprison or transport for crime.
n.
2. a convict or ex-convict.
3. a period or term of penal servitude.
[1565–75; orig. uncertain]

lag3

(læg)

n., v. lagged, lag•ging. n.
1. one of the staves or strips that form the periphery of a wooden drum, the casing of a steam cylinder, or the like.
v.t.
2. to cover or provide with lags.
[1665–75; probably < Scandinavian]

lag


Past participle: lagged
Gerund: lagging

Imperative
lag
lag
Present
I lag
you lag
he/she/it lags
we lag
you lag
they lag
Preterite
I lagged
you lagged
he/she/it lagged
we lagged
you lagged
they lagged
Present Continuous
I am lagging
you are lagging
he/she/it is lagging
we are lagging
you are lagging
they are lagging
Present Perfect
I have lagged
you have lagged
he/she/it has lagged
we have lagged
you have lagged
they have lagged
Past Continuous
I was lagging
you were lagging
he/she/it was lagging
we were lagging
you were lagging
they were lagging
Past Perfect
I had lagged
you had lagged
he/she/it had lagged
we had lagged
you had lagged
they had lagged
Future
I will lag
you will lag
he/she/it will lag
we will lag
you will lag
they will lag
Future Perfect
I will have lagged
you will have lagged
he/she/it will have lagged
we will have lagged
you will have lagged
they will have lagged
Future Continuous
I will be lagging
you will be lagging
he/she/it will be lagging
we will be lagging
you will be lagging
they will be lagging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lagging
you have been lagging
he/she/it has been lagging
we have been lagging
you have been lagging
they have been lagging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lagging
you will have been lagging
he/she/it will have been lagging
we will have been lagging
you will have been lagging
they will have been lagging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lagging
you had been lagging
he/she/it had been lagging
we had been lagging
you had been lagging
they had been lagging
Conditional
I would lag
you would lag
he/she/it would lag
we would lag
you would lag
they would lag
Past Conditional
I would have lagged
you would have lagged
he/she/it would have lagged
we would have lagged
you would have lagged
they would have lagged

lag

A period of time during which a computer is apparently not responding to input.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lag - the act of slowing down or falling behind
delay, holdup - the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
2.lag - the time between one event, process, or period and another; "meanwhile the socialists are running the government"
interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
interregnum - the time between two reigns, governments, etc.
3.lag - one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
barrel, cask - a cylindrical container that holds liquids
slat, spline - a thin strip (wood or metal)
Verb1.lag - hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
follow - to travel behind, go after, come after; "The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; "Please follow the guide through the museum"
drop behind, get behind, hang back, trail, drop back, drag - to lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"
2.lag - 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"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
detain, confine - deprive of freedom; take into confinement
3.lag - throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins
pitch, sky, toss, flip - throw or toss with a light motion; "flip me the beachball"; "toss me newspaper"
4.lag - cover with lagging to prevent heat loss; "lag pipes"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"

lag

verb
1. hang back, delay, drag (behind), trail, linger, be behind, idle, saunter, loiter, straggle, dawdle, tarry, drag your feet (informal) The boys crept forward, Roger lagging a little.
2. drop, fail, diminish, decrease, flag, fall off, wane, ebb, slacken, lose strength Trade has lagged since the embargo.

lag

verb
1. To go or move slowly so that progress is hindered:
2. To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
noun
1. The condition or fact of being made late or slow:
Translations
تَلَكُّؤ، تَباطُؤيَتَلَكَّأ، يَتَباطَأ
intervalloudat se vzaduopoždění
forsinkelsekomme bageftersakke bagud
elmaradozik
dragast aftur úrseinkun, töf
atotrūkis
atpalikšanaatpaliktkavēšanāskavēties
zaostajati
farkgecikmegeri kalmak

lag

1 [læg]
A. N (also time lag) (= delay) → retraso m; (= interval) → lapso m de tiempo, intervalo m
B. VI (also lag behind) (= not progress) → quedarse atrás; (in pace) → rezagarse, quedarse atrás
we lag behind in space explorationnos hemos quedado atrás en la exploración del espacio
English students are lagging behind their European counterpartslos alumnos ingleses se están quedando atrás con respecto a sus homólogos europeos, los alumnos ingleses van a la zaga de sus homólogos europeos

lag

2 [læg] VT [+ boiler, pipes] → revestir (with de)

lag

3 [læg] N (esp Brit) old lag (= old prisoner) → (preso/a m/f) veterano/a m/f; (= ex-prisoner) → ex-presidiario/a m/f

lag

[ˈlæg]
vi (= be behind) [walker] → être or rester à la traîne
vt [+ pipes] → calorifuger
lag behind
vt fus [+ rival, competitor] → être à la traîne de
Britain can no longer afford to lag behind America → La Grande Bretagne ne peut plus se permettre d'être à la traîne de l'Amérique.
UK firms still lag behind their competitors in key areas → Les firmes britanniques sont toujours à la traîne de leurs concurrents dans des secteurs clés.
He now lags 10 points behind the champion
BUT Il est maintenant à 10 points derrière le champion.
vi
[walker] → rester à la traîne
(in league tables)être derrière
[pupil] → prendre du retard
He was lagging behind in his lessons → Il avait pris du retard dans ses leçons.
(behind rival, competitor) to lag behind in sth [+ activity] → être à la traîne en matière de qch
We lag behind in recycling → Nous sommes à la traîne en matière de recyclage.

lag

1
n (= time-lag)Zeitabstand m, → Zeitdifferenz f; (= delay)Verzögerung f; there is too much of a lages vergeht zu viel Zeit; after a lag of six monthsnach sechs Monaten, nachdem sechs Monate vergangen or verstrichen waren; there was a lag of six months between buying the house and moving indas Haus konnte erst sechs Monate nach dem Kauf bezogen werden; the cultural lag is very apparentder kulturelle Rückstand ist offensichtlich
vi (time)langsam vergehen, dahinkriechen; (in pace) → zurückbleiben

lag

2
vt boiler, pipeumwickeln, isolieren

lag

3
n (inf: also old lag) → (ehemaliger) Knacki (inf)

lag

1 [læg]
1. vi (also lag behind) → restare indietro
we lag behind in space exploration → siamo ancora indietro nel campo dell'esplorazione spaziale
2. n (also time-lag) → lasso or intervallo di tempo
see also jet lag

lag

2 [læg] vt (boiler, pipes) → rivestire con or di materiale isolante

lag

3 [læg] n (fam) old lagvecchia conoscenza della polizia

lag

(lӕg) past tense, past participle lagged verb
(often with behind) to move too slowly and become left behind. We waited for the smaller children, who were lagging behind the rest.
noun
an act of lagging or the amount by which one thing is later than another. There is sometimes a time-lag of several seconds between our seeing the lightning and our hearing the thunder.

lag

n. atraso, retraso; [slow growth] latencia;
___ timeperíodo de latencia.

lag

n retraso, intervalo; vi (pret & pp lagged; ger lagging) retrasarse
References in classic literature ?
Ichabod pulled up, and fell into a walk, thinking to lag behind, --the other did the same.
Goe whither Fate and inclination strong Leads thee, I shall not lag behinde, nor erre The way, thou leading, such a sent I draw Of carnage, prey innumerable, and taste The savour of Death from all things there that live: Nor shall I to the work thou enterprisest Be wanting, but afford thee equal aid.
My child, believe me none of us shall lag behind or pause from any fear.
You are not wont to let the ewes go before you, but lead the mob with a run whether to flowery mead or bubbling fountain, and are the first to come home again at night; but now you lag last of all.
On the other hand, as I walked home from the office at nightfall my feet seemed to lag, and my head to be aching.
After a spell of a few weeks at sea, an iron ship begins to lag as if she had grown tired too soon.
Let no man," he said, "relying on his strength or horsemanship, get before the others and engage singly with the Trojans, nor yet let him lag behind or you will weaken your attack; but let each when he meets an enemy's chariot throw his spear from his own; this be much the best; this is how the men of old took towns and strongholds; in this wise were they minded.
Nevertheless, airily as she was clad, the child seemed to feel not the slightest inconvenience from the cold, but danced so lightly over the snow that the tips of her toes left hardly a print in its surface; while Violet could but just keep pace with her, and Peony's short legs compelled him to lag behind.
They could not lag behind that smile of hers which she gave them ere she kicked the drawing-room door.
Sinners that have been kept down and had examples held up to them, and suffered frequent lectures, and been so put upon in a moral way and in the matter of going slow and being serious and bottling up slang, and so crowded in regard to the matter of being proper and always and forever behaving, that their lives have become a burden to them, would not lag behind pilgrims at such a time as this, and wink furtively, and be joyful, and commit other such crimes--because it would not occur to them to do it.
But the Cook did not lag far behind, for straightway his hands also were deeply thrust within the goodly pasty.
This she realized she could not do, and so she was forced to lag behind, much to the chagrin of Zu-tag, who constantly kept running back and urging her to greater speed.