1. not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time
- a slow walker
- the slow lane of traffic
- her steps were slow
2. at a slow tempo
- the band played a slow waltz
3. slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
- worked with the slow students
4. (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time
- the clock is slow
5. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
6. (of business) not active or brisk
- business is dull (or slow)
Sentences with slow as an adjective:
- a slow train;
- That clock is slow.
- It was a slow news day, so the editor asked us to make our articles wordier.
- I'm just sitting here with a desk of cards, enjoying a slow afternoon.
1. without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')
- he spoke slowly
- please go slow so I can see the sights
2. of timepieces
- the clock is almost an hour slow
Similar word(s): behind
Sentences with slow as an adverb:
- That clock is running slow.
1. Someone who is slow; a sluggard.
2. (music) A slow song.
1. lose velocity; move more slowly
Similar word(s): decelerate
2. become slow or slower
- Production slowed
3. cause to proceed more slowly
- The illness slowed him down