(noun, adjective, verb)


1. late

2. (obsolete) Last; long-delayed.

3. Last made; hence, made of refuse; inferior.


1. the act of slowing down or falling behind

Similar word(s): retardation, slowdown

Definition categories: act, delay, holdup

2. the time between one event, process, or period and another

Similar word(s): interim, meantime, meanwhile

Definition categories: time, interval

3. one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket

Similar word(s): stave

Definition categories: man–made, slat, spline


1. hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

Similar word(s): dawdle

Definition categories: motion, follow

2. lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

Similar word(s): gaol, immure, imprison, incarcerate, jail, jug, remand

Definition categories: social, confine, detain

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

Definition categories: contact, flip, pitch, sky, toss

4. cover with lagging to prevent heat loss

- lag pipes

Definition categories: contact, cover