Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lag

3 senses of lag

Sense 1
slowdown, lag, retardation -- (the act of slowing down or falling behind)
       => delay, holdup -- (the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time)

Sense 2
interim, meantime, meanwhile, lag -- (the time between one event, process, or period and another; "meanwhile the socialists are running the government")
       => time interval, interval -- (a definite length of time marked off by two instants)

Sense 3
stave, lag -- (one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket)
       => slat, spline -- (a thin strip (wood or metal))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lag

4 senses of lag

Sense 1
lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind -- (hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.)
       => follow -- (to travel behind, go after, come after; "The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; "Please follow the guide through the museum")

Sense 2
imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand -- (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")
       => confine, detain -- (deprive of freedom; take into confinement)

Sense 3
lag -- (throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins)
       => flip, toss, sky, pitch -- (throw or toss with a light motion; "flip me the beachball"; "toss me newspaper")

Sense 4
lag -- (cover with lagging to prevent heat loss; "lag pipes")
       => cover -- (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

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