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    lag - Dictionary definition and meaning for word lag

    (noun) the act of slowing down or falling behind
    Synonyms : retardation , slowdown
    (noun) the time between one event, process, or period and another
    Synonyms : interim , meantime , meanwhile
    Example Sentence
    • meanwhile the socialists are running the government
    (noun) one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
    Synonyms : stave
    (verb) hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
    Synonyms : dawdle , fall back , fall behind
    (verb) lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
    Example Sentence
    • The suspects were imprisoned without trial
    • the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life
    (verb) throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins Definition
    (verb) cover with lagging to prevent heat loss
    Example Sentence
    • lag pipes
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