Slack

  • 1 Slack — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Andrew Slack (* 1955), australischer Rugbyspieler Charles E. Slack, US amerikanischer Basketballspieler Charles Roger Slack (* 1937), britischer Biochemiker und Pflanzenphysiologe Freddie Slack (1910–1965) …

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  • 2 Slack — Slack, a. [Compar. {Slacker}; superl. {Slackest}.] [OE. slak, AS. sleac; akin to OS. slak, OHG. slah, Prov. G. schlack, Icel. slakr, Sw. slak; cf. Skr. s[.r]j to let loose, to throw. Cf. {Slake}.] Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly… …

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  • 3 slack — slack1 [slak] adj. [ME slakke < OE slæc, akin to Du slak < IE base * (s)lēg , loose, slack > L laxus, lax] 1. slow; idle; sluggish 2. barely moving: said of a current, as of air or water 3. characterized by little work, trade, or… …

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  • 4 Slack — Slack, Slacken Slack en, v. t. 1. To render slack; to make less tense or firm; as, to slack a rope; to slacken a bandage. Wycklif (Acts xxvii. 40) [1913 Webster] 2. To neglect; to be remiss in. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] Slack not the pressage.… …

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  • 5 Slack — may refer to: *John Bamford Slack, British politician and lay preacher *William Yarnel Slack, Confederate general killed in the American Civil War *Slack (project management), a term used in project management *Slack, West Yorkshire, a village in …

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  • 6 Slack — [slɛk , engl.: slæk], der; s [engl. slack = Flaute, zu: slack = locker, lose, flau] (Wirtsch.): Überschuss an [finanziellen] Mitteln eines Unternehmens, der sich in Erfolgszeiten ansammelt u. als Reserve für Krisenzeiten dient. * * * Slack  … …

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  • 7 Slack — Slack, Slacken Slack en, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Slacked}, {Slackened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slacking}, {Slackening}.] [See {Slack}, a.] 1. To become slack; to be made less tense, firm, or rigid; to decrease in tension; as, a wet cord slackens in dry… …

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  • 8 slack — Ⅰ. slack [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) not taut or held tightly in position; loose. 2) (of business or trade) not busy; quiet. 3) careless, lazy, or negligent. 4) (of a tide) neither ebbing nor flowing. ► NOUN 1) …

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  • 9 slack — [adj1] loose, baggy; inactive dull, easy, feeble, flabby, flaccid, flexible, flimsy, inert, infirm, laggard, lax, leisurely, limp, not taut, passive, quaggy, quiet, relaxed, sloppy, slow, slow moving, sluggish, soft, supine, unsteady, weak;… …

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  • 10 Slack — Slack, adv. Slackly; as, slack dried hops. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 11 Slack — Slack, n. The part of anything that hangs loose, having no strain upon it; as, the slack of a rope or of a sail. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 12 slack — slack, slacken Both words have been in use since the 16c, and remain interchangeable in many meanings. There are, however, some areas of preference: slacken is generally more dominant in the sense ‘to make or become slack (or slacker)’: a breeze …

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  • 13 Slack — Slack, n. [Icel. slakki a slope on a mountain edge.] A valley, or small, shallow dell. [Prov. Eng.] Grose. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 14 Slack — Slack, n. [Cf. {Slag}.] Small coal; also, coal dust; culm. Raymond. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 15 Slack — [slɛk, engl. slæk] der; s <aus engl. slack »Flaute, ruhiger Geschäftsgang«> Überschuss an [finanziellen] Mitteln eines Unternehmens, der sich in Erfolgsperioden ansammelt u. als Reserve für Krisenzeiten dient …

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  • 16 slack´en|er — slack|en «SLAK uhn», transitive verb. 1. to make slower: »Don t slacken your efforts till the work is done. SYNONYM(S): retard. 2. to make looser: »Slacken the rope. Slackening the reins, I let my horse take his own course (Francis Parkman). –v.i …

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  • 17 slack|en — «SLAK uhn», transitive verb. 1. to make slower: »Don t slacken your efforts till the work is done. SYNONYM(S): retard. 2. to make looser: »Slacken the rope. Slackening the reins, I let my horse take his own course (Francis Parkman). –v.i. 1. to… …

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  • 18 slack — index careless, derelict (negligent), indolent, languid, lax, negligent, otiose, remiss …

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  • 19 slack — adj 1 lax, remiss, *negligent, neglectful Analogous words: *lazy, indolent, slothful, faineant: *indifferent, unconcerned, detached, aloof: sluggish, *lethargic Contrasted words: diligent, sedulous, industrious, * …

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  • 20 slack|er — «SLAK uhr», noun. a person who shirks work or evades his duty, especially an able bodied man who evades military service in time of war: »Every shirker, every coward and slacker … decided at once to be a conscientious objector (H. G. Wells) …

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