Lag Definition

lăg
lagged, lagging, lags
verb
lagged, lagging, lags
To cover with insulating material.
Webster's New World
To fail to keep up a pace; straggle.
A hiker who lagged behind his companions on the trail.
American Heritage
To fall, move, or stay behind; loiter; linger.
Webster's New World
To imprison.
Webster's New World
To move or develop more slowly than expected, desired, etc.; be retarded in motion, development, etc.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
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noun
lags
A falling behind or being retarded in motion, development, etc.
Webster's New World
The amount of such falling behind; interval between two related events, processes, etc.
The lag of peak current behind peak voltage.
Webster's New World
A condition of weakness or slackening.
A lag in interest.
American Heritage
A barrel stave.
American Heritage
A lagging, as in billiards and marbles.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
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Other Word Forms of Lag

Noun

Singular:
lag
Plural:
lags

Origin of Lag

  • From earlier lag last person from Middle English lag- last (in lagmon last man) perhaps of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably of Scandinavian origin Swedish lagg leu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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