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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
lag
I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
jet lag
▪ I’m suffering from jet lag but I’ll feel better after a good night’s sleep.
old lag
suffering from jet lag
▪ I’m suffering from jet lag but I’ll feel better after a good night’s sleep.
time lag
▪ There is generally a two-year time lag in the information being made available.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
behind
▪ This was because according to Morgan kin terms lag behind.
▪ The nation overall made more progress during the 1990s than did large cities, which lagged behind in almost every measure.
▪ Therapeutics may lag behind, possibly for decades, so I will abstain from discussing these aspects here.
▪ Some sectors, moreover, lagged behind completely, by force of circumstances or on account of reluctance to abandon traditional ways.
▪ Commercial people lagged behind, but they were ahead of the textile workers, the first working-class group to show strong limitation.
▪ Her good readers are voracious and read their weight in books every week, while the slow readers lag behind.
▪ In every area of skills training Britain lags behind.
▪ But in other ways the colony lagged behind, especially when government expenditure was at stake.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ This year, private fund-raising for the museum has lagged.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Agriculture was lagging behind the general prosperity levels.
▪ At the same time in October, 56. 4 percent of companies beat estimates while just 32. 2 percent lagged.
▪ Cyclical, industrial stocks lagged badly amid disappointing earnings and worries about flagging economic growth.
▪ In the total absence of black dancers, Covent Garden lags behind other ballet companies in the West.
▪ Nails was ahead but Hoomey was lagging.
▪ Some sectors, moreover, lagged behind completely, by force of circumstances or on account of reluctance to abandon traditional ways.
▪ Therapeutics may lag behind, possibly for decades, so I will abstain from discussing these aspects here.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
time
▪ But in a way that time lag, though it could be frustrating, was also a blessing in disguise.
▪ As Chapter 4 noted, the average time lag between daily use and first contact with an agency was 2.6 years.
▪ But there will inevitably be time lags and imprecision in the process.
▪ No time lag should come between demand and supply.
▪ The time lag in the nocturnal response is quite marked - averages point nine plus of a second greater.
▪ That there was a time lag heartened me.
▪ It is difficult to make a case that the time lag in getting innovations to the market-place has decreased in recent years.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Another lag, for example, is that between changes in instruments and the achievement of the employment and prices objectives.
▪ But for a lag in publication caused by the war, his volume would have missed the story of the camps.
▪ But there will inevitably be time lags and imprecision in the process.
▪ No time lag should come between demand and supply.
▪ The jet lag induces a mild form of hallucination.
▪ With a variable lag the Fed would have to know the lag for each specific case in which it is considering policy.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lag

Lag \Lag\, v. t. To transport for crime. [Slang, Eng.]

She lags us if we poach.
--De Quincey.

Lag

Lag \Lag\, n. One transported for a crime. [Slang, Eng.]

Lag

Lag \Lag\, v. t.

  1. To cause to lag; to slacken. [Obs.] ``To lag his flight.''
    --Heywood.

  2. (Mach.) To cover, as the cylinder of a steam engine, with lags. See Lag, n., 4.

Lag

Lag \Lag\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lagged; p. pr. & vb. n. Lagging.] To walk or more slowly; to stay or fall behind; to linger or loiter. ``I shall not lag behind.''
--Milton.

Syn: To loiter; linger; saunter; delay; be tardy.

Lag

Lag \Lag\, a. [Of Celtic origin: cf. Gael. & Ir. lagweak, feeble, faint, W. llag, llac, slack, loose, remiss, sluggish; prob. akin to E. lax, languid.]

  1. Coming tardily after or behind; slow; tardy. [Obs.]

    Came too lag to see him buried.
    --Shak.

  2. Last; long-delayed; -- obsolete, except in the phrase lag end. ``The lag end of my life.''
    --Shak.

  3. Last made; hence, made of refuse; inferior. [Obs.] ``Lag souls.''
    --Dryden.

Lag

Lag \Lag\, n.

  1. One who lags; that which comes in last. [Obs.] ``The lag of all the flock.''
    --Pope.

  2. The fag-end; the rump; hence, the lowest class.

    The common lag of people.
    --Shak.

  3. The amount of retardation of anything, as of a valve in a steam engine, in opening or closing.

  4. A stave of a cask, drum, etc.; especially: (Mach.), one of the narrow boards or staves forming the covering of a cylindrical object, as a boiler, or the cylinder of a carding machine or a steam engine.

  5. (Zo["o]l.) See Graylag.

  6. The failing behind or retardation of one phenomenon with respect to another to which it is closely related; as, the lag of magnetization compared with the magnetizing force (hysteresis); the lag of the current in an alternating circuit behind the impressed electro-motive force which produced it.

    Lag of the tide, the interval by which the time of high water falls behind the mean time, in the first and third quarters of the moon; -- opposed to priming of the tide, or the acceleration of the time of high water, in the second and fourth quarters; depending on the relative positions of the sun and moon.

    Lag screw, an iron bolt with a square head, a sharp-edged thread, and a sharp point, adapted for screwing into wood; a screw for fastening lags.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
lag

"fail to keep pace," 1520s, earlier as a noun meaning "last person" (1510s), later also as an adjective (1550s, as in lag-mon "last man"), all of uncertain relationship, possibly from a Scandinavian source (compare Norwegian lagga "go slowly"), or some dialectal version of last, lack, or delay. Related: Lag; lagging. The noun meaning "retardation" is from 1855. First record of lag time is from 1951.

Wiktionary
lag
  1. 1 late 2 (context obsolete English) Last; long-delayed. 3 Last made; hence, made of refuse; inferior. n. 1 (context countable English) A gap, a delay; an interval created by something not keeping up; a latency. 2 (context uncountable English) delay; latency. 3 (context British slang archaic English) One sentenced to transportation for a crime. 4 (context British slang English) a prisoner, a criminal. 5 (context snooker English) A method of deciding which player shall start. Both players simultaneously strike a cue ball from the baulk line to hit the top cushion and rebound down the table; the player whose ball finishes closest to the baulk cushion wins. 6 One who lags; that which comes in last. 7 The fag-end; the rump; hence, the lowest class. 8 A stave of a cask, drum, etc.; especially (context engineering English) one of the narrow boards or staves forming the covering of a cylindrical object, such as a boiler, or the cylinder of a carding machine or steam engine. 9 A bird, the greylag. v

  2. 1 to fail to keep up (the pace), to fall behind 2 to cover (for example, pipes) with felt strips or similar material 3 (context UK slang archaic English) To transport as a punishment for crime. 4 (context transitive English) To cause to lag; to slacken.

WordNet
lag
  1. n. the act of slowing down or falling behind [syn: slowdown, retardation]

  2. the time between one event, process, or period and another [syn: interim]

  3. one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket [syn: stave]

  4. [also: lagging, lagged]

lag
  1. v. hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc. [syn: dawdle, fall back, fall behind]

  2. 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" [syn: imprison, incarcerate, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand]

  3. throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins

  4. cover with lagging to prevent heat loss; "lag pipes"

  5. [also: lagging, lagged]

Wikipedia
Lag (disambiguation)

Lag refers to slower response time (or latency), and to delays experienced in computing, communications, and engineering. (see also Lag (online gaming)).

Lag may also refer to:

  • Lag (cue sports), brief pre-game competition to determine which player will go first
  • Lag, the time between tasks in project plans, in project management
  • Jet lag
  • Lag screw or lag bolt
  • Lead-lag compensator, a component in a control system
  • Turbo lag
  • Lag, a very long putt in golf
  • Łąg, Poland
  • Lag Seeing, the protagonist in the anime Tegami Bachi
  • Lag (company), a French guitar maker
  • Lag, British slang for inmate (prisoner) in a correctional facility
  • Lag, incubation time
  • Lag time of medical diagnosis
  • Lag, a measure for spatial dependence in a sampling variogram
  • Distributed lag in econometrics, a modelling structure in which a variable is influenced in part by its own prior values
  • Lag deposit, a geological unit of material deposited from some selective process

Lagging is mainly used in the following senses:

  • Lagging indicator, an economic indicator that reacts slowly to economic changes, and therefore has little predictive value
  • Lagging (epidemiology), excluding the exposure shortly before an outcome
  • Lagging, building insulation wrapped around hot or cold water pipes to conserve heat or to protect from freezing.

LAG may refer to

  • LAG Motorcoach, a bus and trailer manufacturer in Bree, Belgium
  • La Grange (Amtrak station)
  • Latin America Solidarity Organisation in Norway, Latin-Amerika gruppene i Norge (LAG)
  • Left-associative grammar, a generative grammar formalism
  • Ligue d'Athlétisme de la Guyane, the governing body for the sport of athletics in French Guiana
  • Lines of Arrested Growth, also known as Harris lines
  • Link aggregate group, multiple computer network cables/ports used in parallel
  • Local Action Group, (Leader+ EU development program)
  • Lokalbahn AG, a former German private railway company based in Bavaria
  • LA Galaxy, an American soccer (association football) team
  • Loose-aggressive, a technique of poker strategy
Łąg

Łąg is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Czersk, within Chojnice County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. It lies approximately north-east of Czersk, north-east of Chojnice, and south-west of the regional capital Gdańsk.

For details of the history of the region, see History of Pomerania.

The village has a population of 1,135.

Lag (company)

Lâg Guitars is a French music company founded in the Occitania region of France, by master luthier Michel Lâg-Chavarria. Lâg is most popular for its guitars (e.g. the Lâg Roxane and the Tramontane acoustic series). Lâg has produced guitars since 1980, starting with Beast superstrat models to arkane, which is the most popular and requested from all. They are designed in a small custom shop in the south of France. Phil Campbell of Motörhead and Charles Hedger of Cradle of filth use LÂG guitars. Roger Edwards - Wolverhampton of Joe Takes Brooklyn uses LAG Electro Acoustic.

Lag

In online gaming, lag is a noticeable delay between the action of players and the reaction of the server in a video game. Although lag may be caused by high latency, it may also occur due to insufficient processing power either in the server (where it may process time based events) or in the client ( screen-lag). Screen-Lag can also happen in single player games as well.

The tolerance for lag depends heavily on the type of game. For instance, a strategy game or a turn-based game with a low pace may have a high threshold or even be mostly unaffected by high delays, whereas a twitch gameplay game such as a first-person shooter with a considerably higher pace may require significantly lower delay to be able to provide satisfying gameplay. However, the specific characteristics of the game matter. For example, fast chess is a turn-based game that is fast action and may not tolerate high lag. Also, some twitch games can be designed such that only events that don't impact the outcome of the game introduce lag, allowing for fast local response most of the time.

Usage examples of "lag".

Earl Hamilton flatly disagreed, arguing that capitalism was consolidated by the lag between the rise in prices and the rise in wages.

Stein ins Auge, der im Mittelpunkt jenes Gelasses in den Eingeweiden der Insel lag.

Zijn blik viel op een tekening die op de kleine eenvoudige schrijftafel lag.

Ze spitste haar oren, luisterend naar een veelzeggend geluid, maar hoorde alleen het zachte gesnurk van George die diep en droomloos lag te slapen.

Altagracia asked Ruby, who lagged behind Ray just enough to be disaffiliated from him.

Hij had al een paar keer diarree gehad en lag nu stil, opgekruld rond een in een doek gewikkelde verwarmde steen, zijn ogen gesloten, zijn gezicht verkrampt.

Horze alle gedaan bleken te zijn, en het scheen, of haar waan van landelijkheid zich uitwischte, nu zij niet meer op den grond stoeide met de kinderen, of met Otto in de dennebosschen lag, maar rustig glimlachend, en in een molligen fauteuil op haar aanstaande wachtend, luisterde naar Vincent.

Als hij wakker was lag hij roerloos in bed, opgerold als een foetus en bijna net zo hulpeloos.

Hij lag nog steeds vast te slapen, bijna in dezelfde houding als waarin ze hem hadden achtergelaten.

The Tsug Lag Khang, as it is called, was built in the seventh century and contains the most precious statue of Buddha in Tibet.

Hij lag onbeweeglijk en recht tegen de kussens aan, zijn geschoeide handen rustend op den zilveren knop van zijn stok.

Alara made it through a year early, and Kristen, Kole, and Katen lagged behind because they lost a year to the scarlet fever.

It was further than she remembered and poor Bretuck was lagging behind more and more.

As the roof of the ranch house appeared on the far horizon, Kate thought, she had a million things to do, and she was lagging along, lost into the spiral of her own wandering thoughts of paradise.

Somewhere in the middle of the flight, with our conversation lagging badly, I reverted to a Hollywood-style of journalism that Killy instantly picked up on.