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Definitions of slow

  1. of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. without speed; "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here--the road is slippery"; "glaciers move tardily"; (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly' as in"please go slow; I want to see the sights") Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. become slow or slower; "Production slowed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time; "a slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news"; "slow but steady growth" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. (music) at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; "the clock is slow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly'); "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here--the road is slippery"; "glaciers move tardily"; "please go slow so I can see the sights" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Moving a short space in a relatively long time; not swift; not quick in motion; not rapid; moderate; deliberate; as, a slow stream; a slow motion. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Not happening in a short time; gradual; late. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Not ready; not prompt or quick; dilatory; sluggish; as, slow of speech, and slow of tongue. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Not hasty; not precipitate; acting with deliberation; tardy; inactive. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Behind in time; indicating a time earlier than the true time; as, the clock or watch is slow. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Not advancing or improving rapidly; as, the slow growth of arts and sciences. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Heavy in wit; not alert, prompt, or spirited; wearisome; dull. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Slowly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. To render slow; to slacken the speed of; to retard; to delay; as, to slow a steamer. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A moth. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To go slower; - often with up; as, the train slowed up before crossing the bridge. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Not quick or rapid in motion; as, a slow step; not prompt; as, slow in arriving; occupying a long time; as, slow progress; not rash or hasty; as, slow to anger; dull or stupid; as, a slow pupil; not up to time; as, the clock is slow. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. To move with less speed; as, the train slowed down. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. To cause to move with less speed; to delay. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. Slowness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Not swift: late: behind in time: not hasty: not ready: not progressive. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Not swift; not prompt; behind time. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. To slacken in speed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Not quick or swift; dull; sluggish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Behind the standard, as a timepiece. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. Not quick in motion; not ready; dull; inactive; tardy; not hasty; behind in time; not advancing rapidly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. Not quick in motion; less speedy than usual, or than what might be expected; not ready or prompt, as in speech; dilatory; inactive; dull; behind in time, as a clock. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. To go slower; -- often with up; as, the train slowed up before crossing the bridge. mso.anu.edu.au
  37. To go slower; often with up; as, the train slowed up before crossing the bridge. dictgcide_fs
  38. sl[=o], adj. not swift: late: behind in time: not hasty: not ready: not progressive.--v.t. to delay, retard, slacken the speed of.--v.i. to slacken in speed.--n. SLOW'BACK, a lazy lubber.--p.adj. SLOW'-GAIT'ED (Shak.), accustomed to walk slowly.--ns. SLOW'-HOUND, sleuth-hound; SLOW'ING, a lessening of speed.--adv. SLOW'LY.--ns. SLOW'-MATCH, generally rope steeped in a solution of saltpetre and lime-water, used for firing guns before the introduction of friction tubes, and sometimes for firing military mines, now superseded by Bickford's fuse, a train of gunpowder enclosed in two coatings of jute thread waterproofed; SLOW'NESS.--adj. SLOW'-SIGHT'ED, slow to discern; SLOW'-WINGED, flying slowly.--n. SLOW'-WORM, a scincoid lizard, same as Blind-worm--by popular etymology 'slow-worm,' but, according to Skeat, really 'slay-worm,' A.S. slá-wyrm. [A.S. sláw; Dut. slee, Ice. sljór.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  39. Not quick, deficient in speed, taking a long time to traverse a distance or do a thing, (s. & steady wins the race; s. & sure, haste is risky; s. march, of troops in funeral procession &c.; s. music), gradual (s. growth, progress), whence slowly adv.; tardy, reluctant, lingering, (was not s. to defend himself), not hasty or easily moved (is s. to anger); (of clock &c., usu. pred.) behind correct time (is 20\' s.); dull-witted, stupid, (is s. of speech, of wit, whence slow-witted a., &c.); deficient in interest or liveliness, dull, tedious, (entertainment was voted s.); slow coach, person s. in action, dull of wit, or behind the times in opinions &c.; s.-match, s.-burning for igniting explosives; s.-worm, see foll.; hence slowness n. (Adv., compar. -er, sup. -est) at s. pace, slowly, (being ousted by slowly, but still common when the adv. & not the vb gives the essential point, as how s. he climbs!, please read or go s. or slower, watch goes s., cf. I saw a man climb slowly up; placed always after vb exc. in excl. with how or in comb. with part. as s.-going, -moving). (Vb) reduce one\'s speed, reduce speed of (train, ship, &c.), (usu. down, up, off). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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