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Definition of LAG

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Lag \Lag\, v. i. [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. [1913 Webster]

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

Lag \Lag\, v. t.
     1. To cause to lag; to slacken. [Obs.] "To lag his flight."
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     2. (Mach.) To cover, as the cylinder of a steam engine, with lags. See {Lag}, n., 4. [1913 Webster]

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

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 of anything, as of a valve in a steam engine, in opening or closing. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Zool.) See {Graylag}.
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     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. [1913 Webster]

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

Lag \Lag\, a. [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.] [1913 Webster]

              Came too lag to see him buried.       --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. Last; long-delayed; -- obsolete, except in the phrase lag end. "The lag end of my life." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. Last made; hence, made of refuse; inferior. [Obs.] "Lag souls." --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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Lag \Lag\, n.
     One transported for a crime. [Slang, Eng.]
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Lag \Lag\, v. t.
     To transport for crime. [Slang, Eng.]
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           She lags us if we poach.                 --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

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


      [MUD, IRC; very common] When used without qualification this is synonymous with {netlag}. Curiously, people will often complain ?I'm really lagged? when in fact it is their server or network connection that is lagging.

The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

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V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

160 Moby Thesaurus words for "lag":
     afterthought, antedate, arrest, be found wanting, bind, block, blockage, bureaucratic delay, cast out, check, closing, collapse, come short, con, concluding, confine, dalliance, dally, dallying, dawdle, dawdling, dead time, deceleration, decline, delay, delayage, delayed reaction, deport, detain, detention, diddle, dilatoriness, dillydally, dillydallying, displace, doodle, double take, drag, dragging, ease-off, ease-up, eventual, exile, expatriate, expel, fail, fall away, fall behind, fall short, falter, final, flag, flagging, foredate, gain, get behind, goof off, halt, hang back, hang-up, hinder, hindmost, hindrance, hold back, hold up, holdup, hysteresis, impede, interim, jailbird, jam, keep back, lack, lagging, latest, latter, letdown, letup, linger, linger behind, lingering, logjam, loiter, loitering, lollygag, lollygagging, lose ground, loser, make late, minus acceleration, misdate, mistime, moratorium, not answer, not hack it, not make it, not make out, not measure up, not stretch, not suffice, obstruct, obstruction, output lag, paperasserie, pause, piddle, poke, postdate, process lag, procrastinate, procrastination, put off, red tape, red-tapeism, red-tapery, relegate, reprieve, respite, retard, retardance, retardation, retardment, run short, setback, shilly-shally, shilly-shallying, slack-up, slacken, slackening, slow, slow down, slow-up, slowdown, slowing, slowing down, slowness, slowup, slump, stay, stay of execution, stop, stop short, stoppage, straggle, suspension, tarry, tarrying, terminal, throughput, tie-up, time constants, time lag, time lead, trail, trail behind, transport, ultimate, wait, want, waste time

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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