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English[]

Pronunciation[]

Adjective[]

Lag (comparative lagg, superlative er)

Positive
Lag

Comparative
lagg

Superlative
er

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  1. late

Quotations[]

  • 1592: Some tardy cripple bore the countermand, / That came too lag to see him buried. — William Shakespeare, King Richard III

Noun[]

Singular
Lag

Plural
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Lag ({{{1}}})

  1. a gap, a delay; an interval created by something not keeping up; latency.
  2. (British, slang) a prisoner, a criminal.
  3. Template:Internet bad connection, loss of connection, causing a delay

Usage notes[]

In casual use, lag and latency are used synonymously for “delay between initiating an action and the effect”, with lag more casual. In formal use, latency is the technical term, while lag is used when latency is greater than usual, particularly in internet gaming.

Quotations[]

  • 2004: During the Second World War, for instance, the Washington Senators had a starting rotation that included four knuckleball pitchers. But, still, I think that some of that was just a generational lag. — The New Yorker Online, 10 May 2004

Synonyms[]

Derived terms[]

  • time lag
  • jet lag

Translations[]

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Lag

Third person singular
lag

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
g

to Lag (third-person singular simple present lag, present participle g, simple past and past participle ed)

  1. to not keep up (the pace), to fall behind
  2. to cover (for example, pipes) with felt strips or similar material
  3. Template:Internet The action in which a computer or server slows or halts in response to a poor connection

Quotations[]

to fail to keep up

  • 1587???: Lazy beast! / Why last art thou now? Thou hast never used / To lag thus hindmost — George Chapman, The Odysseys of Homer
  • 1596: Behind her farre away a Dwarfe did lag, / That lasie seemd in being ever last, / Or wearied with bearing of her bag / Of needments at his backe. — Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, Canto I
  • 1798: Brown skeletons of leaves that lag / My forest-brook along — Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in seven parts, 1798

Construction: to lag behind

  • ???: While he, whose tardy feet had lagg'd behind, / Was doom'd the sad reward of death to find. — The Metamorphoses of Ovid translated into English verse under the direction of Sir Samuel Garth by John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Joseph Addison, William Congreve and other eminent hands
  • 2004: Over the next fifty years, by most indicators dear to economists, the country remained the richest in the world. But by another set of numbers—longevity and income inequality—it began to lag behind Northern Europe and Japan. — The New Yorker, 5 April 2004

to cover with felt strips

  • 1974???: Outside seems old enough: / Red brick, lagged pipes, and someone walking by it / Out to the car park, free. — Philip Larkin, The Building

Derived terms[]

  • lagging
  • laggard

See also[]

  • tardy

Anagrams[]


Afrikaans[]

Etymology[]

Dutch lachen

Verb[]

lag

  1. laugh

Danish[]

Etymology[]

From Old Norse lag.

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /laːg/, [læːˀj], [læjˀ]

Noun[]

Lag n. (singular definite Laget, plural indefinite Lag)

  1. layer
  2. coat, coating
  3. class
  4. stratum

Inflection[]


Dutch[]

Verb[]

Lag

  1. The singular past indicative of liggen.

Faroese[]

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

lag n.

  1. layer
  2. (in compounds) what belongs together (company, union)
  3. regularity, order
  4. skill, capability
  5. method, system
  6. importance
  7. mood
  8. design, shape
  9. melody

Usage notes[]

what belongs together

  • (in compounds): felag, hjúnalag, etc.

order

  • í lagi - in order, all right, ok

skill

  • hann hevur gott lag á - he has good skills in that

importance

  • tað liggur einki lag á - this is not important

mood

  • tað er einki lag á honum - he is in a bad mood

Declension[]

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German[]

Verb[]

Lag

  1. First-person singular indicative past form of liegen.
  2. Third-person singular indicative past form of liegen.

Icelandic[]

Etymology[]

From Old Norse lag.

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /laːɣ/ (
    noicon
    (file)
    )
    Rhymes: -aːɣ

Noun[]

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  1. layer
  2. song

Declension[]

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Irish[]

Etymology[]

From Template:Sga[[Category:ga:Template:Sga derivations|Lag]] [[lac#Template:Sga|lac]] < Proto-Celtic *laggo- < Proto-Indo-European *(s)leh₁g-, cf. slack and Latin laxus (slack).

Pronunciation[]

  • (Munster) IPA: [l̪ˠɑɡ]
  • (Connacht, Ulster) IPA: [l̪ˠaɡ]

Adjective[]

Lag (genitive singular masculine laig, genitive singular feminine laige, plural laga, comparative laige)

  1. weak

Maltese[]

Noun[]

lag m.

  1. lake

Synonyms[]

  • għadira f.

Norwegian[]

Noun[]

Lag n.

  1. layer
  2. team (group of people)
  3. mood

Swedish[]

Etymology 1[]

From Template:Gmq-osw[[Category:sv:Template:Gmq-osw derivations|Lag]] lagh, which is Old Norse lǫg (alternative spelling: lög). Cognate with Danish lov and Norwegian lov. English law is borrowed from Norse. Belongs to Old Norse leggja “to define”.

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Inflection for Lag Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Base form Lag Lagen Lagar Lagarna
Possessive form Lags Lagens Lagars Lagarnas

Lag c.

  1. law; a written or understood rule that concerns behaviours and the appropriate consequences thereof. Laws are usually associated with mores.
  2. law; the body of written rules governing a society.
  3. law; a one-sided contract.
  4. law; an observed physical law.
  5. (mathematics) law; a statement that is true under specified conditions.
See also[]
  • lagens långa arm
  • lagbok
  • lagföra

Etymology 2[]

From Template:Gmq-osw[[Category:sv:Template:Gmq-osw derivations|Lag]] lagher (Old Norse lǫgr) < Proto-Germanic *laǥu- < Proto-Indo-European *laku-. Cognate with Latin lacus.

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Inflection for Lag Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Base form Lag Lagen Lagar Lagarna
Possessive form Lags Lagens Lagars Lagarnas

Lag c.

  1. (cooking) a water-based solution of sugar, salt and/or other spices; e.g. brine
Derived terms[]
  • saltlag
  • sockerlag
  • ättikslag

Etymology 3[]

From Template:Gmq-osw[[Category:sv:Template:Gmq-osw derivations|Lag]] lagh (Old Norse lag). Derived from Old Norse leggja “to lay” or liggja “to lie”.

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Template:Sv-noun-n-zero Lag n.

  1. team; group of people which in sports compete together versus another team; or in general, work closely together
See also[]
  • lagarbete
  • lagsport
  • lagspel

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