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Definition of lag:

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

Synonyms:

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