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English

Pronunciation

Adjective

lag (comparative lagg, superlative er)

Positive
lag

Comparative
lagg

Superlative
er

  • (Confirmation of this inflected form is sought) lagger
  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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  1. a gap; an interval created by something not keeping up
  2. (UK, slang) a prisoner, a criminal.
  3. (Internet) bad connection, loss of connection

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

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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

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

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Derived terms

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Afrikaans

Etymology

Dutch lachen

Verb

lag

  1. laugh

Danish

Noun

lag

  1. layer

Dutch

Verb form

lag

  1. singular past tense of liggen

Faroese

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [lɛaː]

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

order

  • í lagi - in order, all right, ok

skill

importance

mood

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

Declension

n6 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lag lagið løg løgini
Accusative lag lagið løg løgini
Dative lag(i) lag(i)num løgum løgunum
Genitive lags lagsins laga laganna

German

Verb form

lag

  1. 1st and 3rd person singular past tense of liegen

Icelandic

Declension of lag
(singular) (plural)
(indefinite) (definite) (indefinite) (definite)
nominative lag lagið lög lögin
accusative lag lagið lög lögin
dative lagi laginu lögum lögunum
genitive lags lagsins laga laganna
Other words with the same declension

Pronunciation

Noun

lag n.

  1. layer
  2. song

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish 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


Norwegian

Noun

lag n.

  1. team (group of people)


This Norwegian entry was created from the translations listed at team. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see lag in the Norwegian Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008


Swedish

Etymology 1

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Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for lag Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lag lagen lagar lagarna
Genitive 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.
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Etymology 2

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Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for lag Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lag lagen lagar lagarna
Genitive lags lagens lagars lagarnas

lag c.

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a water-based solution of sugar, salt and/or other spices; e.g. brine
Derived terms

Etymology 3

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Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for lag Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lag laget lag lagen
Genitive lags lagets lags lagens

lag n.

  1. team; group of people which in sports compete together versus another team; or in general, work closely together
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