Meaning of LAG in English

LAG

I. ˈlag 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 ; lag·ging )

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 lag s the voltage

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 delay

• lag·ger 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 ; lag·ging )

Date: 1870

: to cover or provide with lags

VI. transitive verb

( lagged ; lag·ging )

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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