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Definition 1: the act of slowing down or falling behind - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for lag in the sense of this definition

(lag is a kind of ...) the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time

Definition 2: one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for lag in the sense of this definition

(lag is a kind of ...) a thin strip (wood or metal)

(... is part of lag) a cylindrical container that holds liquids

Definition 3: the time between one event, process, or period and another - [noun denoting time]

Samples where lag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • meanwhile the socialists are running the government

Synonyms for lag in the sense of this definition

(lag is a kind of ...) a definite length of time marked off by two instants

(... is a kind of lag ) the time between two reigns, governments, etc.

Definition 4: throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins - [verb of contact]

(lag is a kind of ...) throw or toss with a light motion

"flip me the beachball" "toss me newspaper"

Definition 5: cover with lagging to prevent heat loss - [verb of contact]

Samples where lag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lag pipes

(lag is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

Definition 6: hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc. - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for lag in the sense of this definition

(lag is a kind of ...) to travel behind, go after, come after

"The ducklings followed their mother around the pond" "Please follow the guide through the museum"

(... is a kind of lag ) to lag or linger behind

"But in so many other areas we still are dragging"

Samples where lag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The suspects were imprisoned without trial
  • the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life

Synonyms for lag in the sense of this definition

(lag is a kind of ...) deprive of freedom; take into confinement

(lag belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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