1. lacking in rigor or strictness
- such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable
- lax in attending classes
2. pronounced with muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in `bet')
3. lacking in firmness or tension; not taut
- a lax rope
4. emptying easily or excessively
Sentences with lax as an adjective:
- The rules are fairly lax, but you have to know which ones you can bend.
- The rope fell lax.
1. (now chiefly Britain dialectal, Scotland) A salmon.