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LAG (lagged, lagging)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lag mean? 

LAG (noun)
  The noun LAG has 3 senses:

1. the act of slowing down or falling behind
2. the time between one event, process, or period and another
3. one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket

  Familiarity information: LAG used as a noun is uncommon.


LAG (verb)
  The verb LAG has 4 senses:

1. hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
2. lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
3. throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins
4. cover with lagging to prevent heat loss

  Familiarity information: LAG used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LAG (noun)


Sense 1lag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of slowing down or falling behind

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

lag; slowdown; retardation

Hypernyms ("lag" is a kind of...):

delay; holdup (the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time)


Sense 2lag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The time between one event, process, or period and another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

interim; meanwhile; meantime; lag

Context example:

meanwhile the socialists are running the government

Hypernyms ("lag" is a kind of...):

interval; time interval (a definite length of time marked off by two instants)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lag"):

interregnum (the time between two reigns, governments, etc.)


Sense 3lag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

stave; lag

Hypernyms ("lag" is a kind of...):

slat; spline (a thin strip (wood or metal))

Holonyms ("lag" is a part of...):

barrel; cask (a cylindrical container that holds liquids)


LAG (verb)


Sense 1lag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

lag; fall behind; fall back; dawdle

Hypernyms (to "lag" is one way to...):

follow (to travel behind, go after, come after)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "lag"):

drag; drop behind; get behind; hang back; trail (to lag or linger behind)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 2lag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

put behind bars; jug; jail; incarcerate; imprison; immure; gaol; lag; remand; put away

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "lag" is one way to...):

confine; detain (deprive of freedom; take into confinement)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to lag the prisoners


Sense 3lag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "lag" is one way to...):

flip; pitch; sky; toss (throw or toss with a light motion)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 4lag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cover with lagging to prevent heat loss

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

lag pipes

Hypernyms (to "lag" is one way to...):

cover (provide with a covering or cause to be covered)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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