Lag is defined as to stay behind or fall behind(verb)
An example of lag is to be the last runner to finish a race.
The definition of a lag is the condition of falling behind, or the amount of falling behind.(noun)
See lag in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ? akin to obs. Dan lakke, to go slowly
See lag in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb lagged lagged, lag·ging, lags verb, intransitive
Origin: From earlier lag, last person
Origin: , from Middle English lag-, last (in lagmon, last man)
Origin: , perhaps of Scandinavian origin.
Origin: Probably of Scandinavian origin
Origin: ; akin to Swedish lagg; see leu- in Indo-European roots.
transitive verb lagged lagged, lag·ging, lags
Origin: Origin unknown.
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