1. [ verb ] hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
Synonyms: fall_back fall_behind dawdle
Related terms: follow drag dawdler
2. [ noun ] the act of slowing down or falling behind
Synonyms: retardation slowdown
Related terms: delay decelerate slow retard decelerate
3. [ verb ] cover with lagging to prevent heat loss

"lag pipes"

Related terms: cover lagging
4. [ noun ] the time between one event, process, or period and another
Synonyms: interim
Related terms: time_interval interregnum
5. [ verb ] lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
Synonyms: imprison jail put_away put_behind_bars jug gaol immure remand incarcerate

"The suspects were imprisoned without trial" "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"

Related terms: confine law imprisonment jail captivity prison_guard imprisonment
6. [ verb ] throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins
Related terms: flip
7. [ noun ] one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
Synonyms: stave
Related terms: slat barrel
Similar spelling:   Lage