Definitions for laglæg

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

laglæg(v.; n.)lagged, lag•ging

  1. (v.i.)to fail to maintain a desired pace or speed:

    to lag behind in production.

  2. to linger; delay.

  3. to decrease gradually; flag:

    Interest lagged as the meeting went on.

  4. to throw one's shooting marble toward a line on the ground so as to determine the order of play.

    Category: Games

  5. (in billiards and pool)

    Category: Games

    Ref: string (def. 28). 37

  6. (v.t.)to fail to keep up with:

    The industry still lags the national economy.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  7. (n.)a lagging or falling behind; retardation.

  8. a person who lags behind.

  9. an interval of time:

    a lag of ten minutes.

  10. Mech. the amount of retardation of some motion.

    Category: Mechanics

  11. the act of lagging in marbles or billiards.

    Category: Games

Origin of lag:

1505–15; perh. < Scand

lag′ger

lag*læg(v.; n.)lagged, lag•ging

  1. (v.t.)to imprison or transport for crime.

    Category: British

  2. (n.)a convict or ex-convict.

    Category: British

  3. a period or term of penal servitude.

* Chiefly Brit. Slang..

Origin of lag:

1565–75; orig. uncert.

laglæg(n.; v.)lagged, lag•ging.

  1. (n.)one of the staves or strips that form the periphery of a wooden drum, the casing of a steam cylinder, or the like.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. (v.t.)to cover or provide with lags.

    Category: Building Trades

Origin of lag:

1665–75; prob. < Scand

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slowdown, lag, retardation(noun)

    the act of slowing down or falling behind

  2. interim, meantime, meanwhile, lag(noun)

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

    "meanwhile the socialists are running the government"

  3. stave, lag(verb)

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

  4. lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind(verb)

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

  5. imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand(verb)

    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"

  6. lag(verb)

    throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins

  7. lag(verb)

    cover with lagging to prevent heat loss

    "lag pipes"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. lag(verb)æg

    to not be as good as

    a study showing the country is lagging behind in education

Wiktionary

  1. lag(Noun)

    A gap, a delay; an interval created by something not keeping up; a latency.

  2. lag(Noun)

    Delay; latency.

  3. lag(Noun)

    a prisoner, a criminal.

  4. lag(Noun)

    A minigame of billiards, where the order of the play is determined by testing who can get a ball closest to the bottom rail by shooting it onto the end rail.

  5. lag(Verb)

    to not keep up (the pace), to fall behind

  6. lag(Verb)

    to cover (for example, pipes) with felt strips or similar material

  7. lag(Adjective)

    late

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lag(adj)

    coming tardily after or behind; slow; tardy

  2. Lag(adj)

    last; long-delayed; -- obsolete, except in the phrase lag end

  3. Lag(adj)

    last made; hence, made of refuse; inferior

  4. Lag(noun)

    one who lags; that which comes in last

  5. Lag(noun)

    the fag-end; the rump; hence, the lowest class

  6. Lag(noun)

    the amount of retardation of anything, as of a valve in a steam engine, in opening or closing

  7. Lag(noun)

    a stave of a cask, drum, etc.; especially (Mach.), one of the narrow boards or staves forming the covering of a cylindrical object, as a boiler, or the cylinder of a carding machine or a steam engine

  8. Lag(noun)

    see Graylag

  9. Lag(verb)

    to walk or more slowly; to stay or fall behind; to linger or loiter

  10. Lag(verb)

    to cause to lag; to slacken

  11. Lag(verb)

    to cover, as the cylinder of a steam engine, with lags. See Lag, n., 4

  12. Lag(noun)

    one transported for a crime

  13. Lag(verb)

    to transport for crime

Freebase

  1. Lag

    Lag is a common word meaning to fail to keep up or to fall behind. In real-time applications, the term is used when the application fails to respond in a timely fashion to inputs. Lag is also often used in reference to video games to describe the delay between an action by a player and the reaction of the game. In distributed applications, lag is often caused by communication latency, which is the time taken for a sent packet of data to be received at the other end. It includes the time to encode the packet for transmission and transmit it, the time for that data to traverse the network equipment between the nodes, and the time to receive and decode the data. This is also known as "one-way latency". A minimum bound on latency is determined by the distance between communicating devices and the speed at which the signal propagates in the circuits. Actual latency is often much higher because of packet processing in networking equipment, and other traffic. The term lag is often also used as a synonym for communication latency. This can be misleading because there can be other causes for the symptom.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. lag

    [MUD, IRC; very common] When used without qualification this is synonymous with netlag. Curiously, people will often complain “I'm really lagged” when in fact it is their server or network connection that is lagging.


Translations for lag

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

lag(noun)

an act of lagging or the amount by which one thing is later than another

There is sometimes a time-lag of several seconds between our seeing the lightning and our hearing the thunder.

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