lag
I. noun Etymology: probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect lagga to go slowly Date: 1514 1. one that lags or is last 2. a. the act or the condition of lagging b. comparative slowness or retardation c. (1) an amount of lagging or the time during which lagging continues (2) a space of time especially between related events or phenomena ; interval 3. the action of lagging for opening shot (as in marbles or billiards) 4. a usually long putt struck with the aim of having the ball stop near the hole II. verb (lagged; lagging) Date: 1530 intransitive verb 1. a. to stay or fall behind ; linger, loiter b. to move, function, or develop with comparative slowness c. to become retarded in attaining maximum value 2. to slacken or weaken gradually ; flag 3. to toss or roll a marble toward a line or a cue ball toward the head cushion to determine order of play 4. to hit a lag putt transitive verb 1. to lag behind <
current that lags the voltage
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2. to pitch or shoot (as a coin or marble) at a mark 3. to hit (a golf ball or putt) with the aim of having the ball stop near the hole Synonyms: see delaylagger noun III. adjective Date: 1552 last, hindmost IV. noun Etymology: probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse lǫgg rim of a barrel Date: 1672 1. a barrel stave 2. a stave, slat, or strip (as of wood or asbestos) forming part of a covering for a cylindrical object V. transitive verb (lagged; lagging) Date: 1870 to cover or provide with lags VI. transitive verb (lagged; lagging) Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1812 1. slang chiefly British to transport or jail for crime 2. slang chiefly British arrest VII. noun Date: circa 1812 1. slang chiefly British a. a person transported for crime b. convict c. an ex-convict 2. slang chiefly British a jail sentence ; stretch

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  • Lag — Lag, n. 1. One who lags; that which comes in last. [Obs.] The lag of all the flock. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. The fag end; the rump; hence, the lowest class. [1913 Webster] The common lag of people. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. The amount of retardation …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • LAG — wird als Abkürzung verwendet für: Landarbeitsgesetz (Österreich) Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Landesarbeitsgericht Lastenausgleichsgesetz (Deutschland) Laufstall Arbeits Gemeinschaft e.V. La Guaira, Venezuela (Internationaler Flughafencode)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lag — (del inglés lag behind, rezagarse) es el retraso producido en una telecomunicación que dificulta el desarrollo normal de la misma, provocando desorientación o incomodidad en el usuario. Mientras toda comunicación a distancia implica un cierto… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Lag — (engl. Verzögerung) ist eine erhöhte Verzögerungszeit in Computernetzwerken und Telefonalangen. Diese tritt meist bei Problemen mit einer Server Client Verbindung auf, wenn Datenpakete zwischen den Teilnehmern einer solchen Verbindung unerwartet… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lag — Lag, a. [Of Celtic origin: cf. Gael. & Ir. lagweak, feeble, faint, W. llag, llac, slack, loose, remiss, sluggish; prob. akin to E. lax, languid.] 1. Coming tardily after or behind; slow; tardy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Came too lag to see him buried …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lag — Ⅰ. lag [1] ► VERB (lagged, lagging) ▪ fall behind; follow after a delay. ► NOUN (also time lag) ▪ a period of time between two events; a delay. ORIGIN originally in the sense hindmost person : related to the dialect adjective lag (perh …   English terms dictionary

  • lag — lag1 [lag] vi. lagged, lagging [? akin to obs. Dan lakke, to go slowly] 1. a) to fall, move, or stay behind; loiter; linger b) to move or develop more slowly than expected, desired, etc.; be retarded in motion, development, etc. 2. to become… …   English World dictionary

  • Lag — Lag, v. t. 1. To cause to lag; to slacken. [Obs.] To lag his flight. Heywood. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mach.) To cover, as the cylinder of a steam engine, with lags. See {Lag}, n., 4. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lag — 〈[læ̣g] m. 6; Wirtsch.〉 der zeitliche Abstand zw. dem Einsetzen eines konjunkturellen o. ä. Ereignisses u. dem Erscheinen entsprechender sozio ökonomischer Begleitumstände ● der Lag zwischen konjunktureller und Arbeitsmarkterholung [engl.,… …   Universal-Lexikon

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