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Definitions of slow

  1. To slacken in speed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To render slow; to slacken the speed of; to retard; to delay; as, to slow a steamer. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To cause to move with less speed; to delay. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To move with less speed; as, the train slowed down. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. become slow or slower; "Production slowed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. Not happening in a short time; gradual; late. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Not ready; not prompt or quick; dilatory; sluggish; as, slow of speech, and slow of tongue. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Not hasty; not precipitate; acting with deliberation; tardy; inactive. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Behind in time; indicating a time earlier than the true time; as, the clock or watch is slow. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Not advancing or improving rapidly; as, the slow growth of arts and sciences. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Heavy in wit; not alert, prompt, or spirited; wearisome; dull. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A moth. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Slowness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. (music) at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; "the clock is slow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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.
  23. Not swift: late: behind in time: not hasty: not ready: not progressive. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Not swift; not prompt; behind time. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. Not quick or swift; dull; sluggish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Behind the standard, as a timepiece. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.

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Usage examples for slow

  1. But man is so slow in recognising this fact. – An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy by W. Tudor Jones
  2. You are five and a half minutes too slow by that clock, Willoughby. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
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