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Etymology

Old English slāw

Pronunciation

Adjective

slow (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
slow

Comparative
er

Superlative
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  1. Taking a long time to move or go a short distance, or to perform an action; not quick in motion; proceeding at a low speed; not rapid or swift; moderate; deliberate.
  2. Not happening in a short time; spread over a comparatively long time; gradual.
    These changes in the heavens, though slow, produced Like change on sea and land, sidereal blast. --Milton
  3. Of reduced intellectual capacity; not prompt or quick; not quick to comprehend; dull-witted.
    John is very slow; he is ten seconds behind everybody else when it comes to math.
  4. Not hasty; not precipitate; lacking in promptness; acting with deliberation; tardy; dilatory; sluggish; slothful; inactive.
    He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding. --Prov. xiv. 29.
  5. Behind in time; indicating a time earlier than the true time.
    That clock is slow.
  6. Lacking spirit; boring; dull; deficient in liveliness or briskness.

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Verb

Infinitive
to slow

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to slow (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make (something) run, move, etc. less quickly; to reduce the speed of.
  2. (transitive) To keep from going quickly; to delay; to retard; to hinder the progress of.
  3. (intransitive) To become slow; to slacken in speed; to decelerate.

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Noun

slow

  1. Someone who is slow; a sluggard.
  2. (music) A slow song.

Adverb

slow

  1. (rare) Slowly (usually in combinations).

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