What does LAG mean?

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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"


  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)


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

  14. Origin: [Of Celtic origin: cf. Gael. & Ir. lagweak, feeble, faint, W. llag, llac, slack, loose, remiss, sluggish; prob. akin to E. lax, languid.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lag

    lag, adj. slack: sluggish: coming behind.—n. he who, or that which, comes behind: the fag-end: (slang) an old convict.—v.i. to move or walk slowly: to loiter.—v.t. (slang) to commit to justice:—pr.p. lag′ging; pa.p. lagged.—adj. Lag′-bell′ied, having a drooping belly.—n. Lag′-end (Shak.), the last or long-delayed end.—adj. Lag′gard, lagging: slow: backward.—ns. Lag′gard, Lag′ger, one who lags behind: a loiterer: an idler.—adv. Lag′gingly, in a lagging manner. [Celt., as W. llag, loose, Gael. lag, feeble; cf. L. laxus, loose.]

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.

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Anagrams for LAG »

  1. GLA

  2. AGL gal, Gal, Gal., GAL


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LAG in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LAG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Chisel:

    Our revenues lag the demand.

  2. Miftah Ismail:

    Perceptions change with a lag. Our reality has changed, but it takes a little while for investors to realize that.

  3. Kim Pil-soo:

    Hyundai will lag behind the global auto industry if it does not develop high-performance and eco-friendly technology.

  4. Keri Peterson:

    Keep your diet healthy; and don’t resort to soda and sugary foods because that's going to worsen your jet lag symptoms.

  5. Environment Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd:

    They (industry) don't want us to lag too long because they want to have a sense of stability moving forward and what the whole picture is going to look like.

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Translations for LAG

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • zurückbleiben, zurückfallenGerman
  • χρονοτριβώ, χρονοτριβή, καθυστέρηση, καθυστερώGreek
  • jäädä jälkeenFinnish
  • être en retard, rester en arrièreFrench
  • lagg, seinkun, hökt, töfIcelandic
  • rimanere indietroItalian
  • 立ち遅れるJapanese
  • takamuri, tonanawe, akutōMāori
  • lagg, forsinkelseNorwegian
  • опоздать, опаздывать, отставать, отстатьRussian

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