Slow Definition

slō
slowed, slower, slowest, slowing, slows
adjective
slower, slowest
Not moving or able to move quickly; proceeding at a low speed.
A slow train; slow walkers.
American Heritage
Not quick or clever in understanding; dull; obtuse.
Webster's New World
Marked by a retarded tempo.
A slow waltz.
American Heritage
Taking a longer time than is expected or usual to act, move, go, happen, etc.
Webster's New World
Not hasty, quick, ready, or prompt.
A slow retort, slow to anger.
Webster's New World
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adverb
So as to fall behind the correct time or rate.
The watch runs slow.
American Heritage
In a slow manner or at a slow speed; slowly.
Webster's New World
verb
slowed, slowing, slows
To make slow or slower.
Webster's New World
To retard; delay.
Webster's New World
To go or become slow or slower.
Webster's New World

To make (something) run, move, etc. less quickly; to reduce the speed of.

Wiktionary

To keep from going quickly; to hinder the progress of.

Wiktionary
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noun

Someone who is slow; a sluggard.

Wiktionary

(music) A slow song.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Slow

Adjective

Base Form:
slow
Comparative:
slower
Superlative:
slowest

Origin of Slow

  • Old English slāw. Cognate with Swedish slö.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English slāw

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

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