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  Definition of lag
  1. the act of slowing down or falling behind
  2. one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
  3. the time between one event, process, or period and another
  4. cover with lagging to prevent heat loss; "lag pipes"
  5. throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins
  6. hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
  7. lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"
Similar Words: slowdown, retardation, stave, interim, dawdle, fall back, fall behind, imprison, incarcerate, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand

 

Hyponyms: interregnum, drag, trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind

 

Part Meronyms: barrel, cask

 

Derivational Morphology: retard, decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, dawdle, fall back, fall behind, slack, slacken, lagging, dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer, slowdown, retardation, remand, prison guard, jailer, jailor, gaoler, screw, turnkey, jail, jailhouse, gaol, clink, slammer, captivity, imprisonment, incarceration, immurement, internment

 

Anagrams: gal

 

 
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