lacking in rigor or strictness
"such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending classes"; "slack in maintaining discipline"
pronounced with muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in `bet')
lacking in strength or firmness or resilience
"a lax rope"; "a limp handshake"
emptying easily or excessively
not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; as, a lax bandage; lax fiber
not strict or stringent; not exact; loose; weak; vague; equivocal
having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal
a looseness; diarrhea
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
laks, adj. slack: loose: soft, flabby: not strict in discipline or morals: loose in the bowels.—adj. Lax′ative, having the power of loosening the bowels.—n. a purgative or aperient medicine.—ns. Lax′ativeness, Lax′ity, Lax′ness, state or quality of being lax; Laxā′tor, a muscle that relaxes an organ or part; Lax′ist, one holding loose notions of moral laws, or of their application.—adv. Lax′ly. [L. laxus, loose.]
What does LAX stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the LAX acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
The numerical value of LAX in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of LAX in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
it would not be a good impression that even the heads can be lax because of Company’s leniency
Security at the arena, the police were a little bit lax. And he had signs -- they had signs up in that area that were horrendous, that I cannot say what they said on the sign.
I quiver a bit when hearing of the lax usage of the word 'yoga' these days, a yoga studio down the road from us here in Miami offers 'yoga booty ballet'. In my ear, that is obviously an only commercial aspirational use of the word.
I take a lot of exception to any statement, or suggestion that somehow this administration and school board did nothing or was ever lax in our response, to the contrary, this matter was taken very seriously and was addressed with an appropriate sense of urgency.
The lax regulations that are in place at the local, state and federal level make it so that e-cigarettes are cheap, readily available and come in flavors that are appealing to youth, it’s really no surprise that we’re going to see a big uptick with this product.
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Translations for LAX
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- uvolněný, volný, laxníCzech
- lax, lose, lockerGerman
- laxo, flojo, sueltoSpanish
- huolimaton, löysä, holtiton, piittaamaton, höllä, väljäFinnish
- fuasgailte, saor, socairScottish Gaelic
- rugalmas, lazaHungarian
- մեղմ, թույլArmenian
- sciolto, lasso, negligente, lassista, lento, trascurato, allentato, lascoItalian
- ტოლერანტული, არამკაცრი, ლმობიერიGeorgian
- Lucius Asinius,Latin
- необязательный, нестрогий, ненатянутыйRussian
- slapp, lösSwedish
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