lag

I.
/læg / (say lag)

verb (i) (lagged, lagging)
1. to decrease, wane, or flag: his interest in the project is lagging.
2. Marbles
a.phernudge.
b. US to throw one's shooting marble towards a line on the ground in order to decide on the order of play.
3. Billiards (in deciding the order of play) to drive the cue ball to the end cushion and return, the winner being the one whose ball comes nearest to the head rail.
noun
4. a lagging or falling behind; retardation.
5. Mechanics the amount of retardation of some movement.
6. Engineering the interval by which a periodic signal follows another signal with the same period.
7. Billiards the act of lagging.
phrase
8. lag behind, to fall behind; hang back.
{Scandinavian; compare Norwegian lagga go slowly}
II.
/læg / (say lag) Colloquial

verb (t) (lagged, lagging)
1. to send to prison.
2. to arrest.
3. to report the misdemeanours of (someone).
noun
4. a convict, especially a habitual criminal: an old lag.
5. a term of penal servitude.
{origin unknown}
III.
/læg / (say lag)

noun
1. one of the staves or strips which form the periphery of a wooden drum, the casing of a boiler, etc.
verb (t) (lagged, lagging)
2. to cover, as pipes, to prevent heat loss.
{Scandinavian; compare Swedish lagg stave}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • LAG 40 — Un LAG 40 de la Infantería de Marina de España. Tipo Lanzagranadas automático País de origen …   Wikipedia Español

  • 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

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  • 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

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