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Definition of Lag


  1. Coming tardily after or behind; slow; tardy.
  2. Last; long-delayed; -- obsolete, except in the phrase lag end.
  3. Last made; hence, made of refuse; inferior.
  4. One who lags; that which comes in last.
  5. The fag-end; the rump; hence, the lowest class.
  6. The amount of retardation of anything, as of a valve in a steam engine, in opening or closing.
  7. 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.
  8. See Graylag.
  9. To walk or more slowly; to stay or fall behind; to linger or loiter.
  10. To cause to lag; to slacken.
  11. To cover, as the cylinder of a steam engine, with lags. See Lag, n., 4.
  12. One transported for a crime.
  13. To transport for crime.
  14. 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.

Lag Quotations

One of my favorite luxuries in life is travel. Jet lag and lost baggage aside, it's an incredible way to learn about other cultures, meet new people, broaden your horizons... and do some amazing shopping!
Amanda Hearst

Russia is still the leader in world space exploration. But its position of leader involves great responsibility - we have no right to lag behind. We can and we must move constantly forward.
Valentina Tereshkova

You're in this constant state of flux and transition, as if you had jet lag all the time. The acting part of it is easy. It's all the other things that come with it that are a bit difficult.
Don Johnson

My jet lag is getting a bit ridiculous. But, you know, it's first-world problems. It's a wonderful problem, 'Oh I have to travel around the world; how awful.'
Margot Robbie

When I arrive at my destination, I like to hit the gym, as I find exercise helps combat jet lag.
Orlando Bloom
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Lag Translations

lag in Norwegian is sommel
lag in Spanish is atrasarse
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