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Synonyms for lag

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  1. lagadjective



Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lag

    loiter, linger, saunter, dally, tarry, idle

    press, hasten, speedup, hurry, stir

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slowdown, lag, retardationnoun

    the act of slowing down or falling behind

    slowness, meantime, backwardness, retardent, subnormality, interim, slowdown, retardant, mental retardation, slowing, meanwhile, deceleration, stave, retardation

  2. interim, meantime, meanwhile, lagnoun

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

    "meanwhile the socialists are running the government"

    interim, stave, slowdown, retardation, meantime, meanwhile

  3. stave, lagverb

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

    rung, meantime, round, interim, slowdown, meanwhile, staff, stave, retardation

  4. lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behindverb

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

    immure, recur, incarcerate, relapse, retrogress, dally, linger, lapse, remand, regress, imprison, jug, dawdle, fall behind, fall back, put behind bars, lose, gaol, jail, resort, recede, drop off, put away, recidivate

  5. imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remandverb

    lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

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

    throw out, toss out, discard, put to sleep, immure, jug, tuck away, jail, toss away, lock, cast away, remand, lock up, remit, shut up, send back, cast aside, put behind bars, fall back, dawdle, dispose, imprison, fall behind, put aside, shut away, cast out, chuck out, toss, throw away, gaol, fling, lock in, lock away, tuck in, put away, incarcerate

  6. lagverb

    throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins

    jug, imprison, dawdle, incarcerate, fall behind, fall back, put behind bars, jail, immure, put away, remand, gaol

  7. lagverb

    cover with lagging to prevent heat loss

    "lag pipes"

    jug, imprison, dawdle, incarcerate, fall behind, fall back, put behind bars, jail, immure, put away, remand, gaol

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lagverb

    loiter, linger, saunter, fall behind, move slowly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lagverb

    fall behind, loiter, linger, delay, saunter

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "lag":

    gal, latency, lags, latent, delay, slippage, gap, mismatch, discrepancy

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How to use lag in a sentence?

  1. Stephen Morse:

    There will be a time lag, since the disease takes some days to develop, but if the proper measures are being taken, there should soon be a large falloff in the number of new cases.

  2. Max Stier:

    You have an administration that got off to a very slow start filling its leadership positions, and continues to lag even now, the added element is the amount of turnover, especially at the top.

  3. Kenneth Wright:

    Come Monday morning, their clock is several time zones later, leading to a type of' jet lag,'.

  4. Sally Satel:

    The non immediacy of it is arguably a benefit, sally Satel don’t want people acting impulsively. That’s why building in a time lag could be advantageous and allay anxiety.

  5. Robert Chisel:

    Our revenues lag the demand.

Translations for lag

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  • تأخرArabic
  • zurückbleiben, zurückfallenGerman
  • χρονοτριβώ, καθυστερώ, καθυστέρηση, χρονοτριβήGreek
  • retrasoSpanish
  • jäädä jälkeenFinnish
  • rester en arrière, être en retardFrench
  • seinkun, hökt, lagg, töfIcelandic
  • rimanere indietroItalian
  • בפיגורHebrew
  • 立ち遅れるJapanese
  • tonanawe, takamuri, akutōMāori
  • lagg, forsinkelseNorwegian
  • опоздать, отстать, отставать, опаздыватьRussian
  • ความล่าช้าThai
  • رکھوUrdu

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