Definitions for LAXlæks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

laxlæks(adj.)-er, -est.

  1. not strict or severe; negligent:

    lax morals.

  2. loose or slack:

    a lax rope.

  3. not rigidly exact or precise; vague:

    lax ideas.

  4. loose, open, or not retentive, as the bowels.

  5. having the bowels loose or open.

  6. open or not compact; having a loosely cohering structure; porous:

    lax texture.

  7. (of a vowel) articulated with relatively relaxed tongue muscles.

    Category: Phonetics

    Ref: Compare tense1 (def. 4). 1 4

Origin of lax:

1350–1400; ME < L laxus loose, slack, wide


Princeton's WordNet

  1. lax, slack(adj)

    lacking in rigor or strictness

    "such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending classes"; "slack in maintaining discipline"

  2. lax(adj)

    pronounced with muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in `bet')

  3. lax(adj)

    lacking in strength or firmness or resilience

    "a lax rope"; "a limp handshake"

  4. lax, loose(adj)

    emptying easily or excessively

    "loose bowels"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lax(verb)

    not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; as, a lax bandage; lax fiber

  2. Lax(verb)

    not strict or stringent; not exact; loose; weak; vague; equivocal

  3. Lax(verb)

    having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal

  4. Lax(noun)

    a looseness; diarrhea


  1. LAX

    LAX is a television drama set at the Los Angeles International Airport and draws its name from the airport's IATA airport code, "LAX". On May 17, 2004 NBC announced that they had picked up the pilot to series.

Translations for LAX

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


careless or not strict in discipline or morals

Pupils have been rather lax about some of the school rules recently.

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