lag lag  /ˈlæɡ/


  1. (n) the act of slowing down or falling behind
  2. (n) the time between one event, process, or period and another
  3. (n) one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
  4. (v) hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
  5. (v) lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
  6. (v) throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins
  7. (v) cover with lagging to prevent heat loss

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  1. Drug companies are rushing to manufacture analogs to melatonin the all-natural jet-lag-busting supplement.
  2. Apology lag: Several hundred years, but shorter than that of the Vatican's recent apology to Galileo.
  3. For most of us, jet lag fades over the course of a day or two, during which time we may feel the need to take illicit and ill-advised nap right in the middle of the afternoon!.


  1. Starting a new tradition in Parsippany

    The Reppen family, of Parsippany, enjoys the Adath Shalom Young Family Lag BaOmer picnic. Caryn and Gary Reppen, shown here with sons, Sam and Jack, are both members of the Adath Shalom Board of Directors and helped to create a day of grilling, chilling, Frisbee and fun. Lag BaOmer is traditionally celebrated outdoors and the tremendous turnout for this year's event promises that this will be ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. NCAA report: APRs rise but some still lag

    by Dan Wolken, USA TODAY Sports The NCAA continues to see positive overall trends in its Academic Progress Rate, but historically black colleges and universities continue to lag behind the rest of Division I, according to data released Tuesday by the NCAA. In fact, barring the NCAA granting a waiver request, four of the 10 [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: HoopsWorld

  3. Delays in crime lab rape kit processing under scrutiny

    By Colleen Quinn State House News Service The time lag between when a rape kit is taken from a victim at a hospital and when the local police department delivers it to the State Police crime lab is under scrutiny by state senators and public
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Lowell Sun


  1. "I accomplished my goal today -- to shoot under par and increase my lead," said Woods. "Only made one bogey and kept myself out of trouble most of the day. I was just trying to put myself in the middle of greens and lag-putt well, trying not...
    on Aug 12, 2007 By: Tiger Wood Source:

  2. "It's helpful in the intermediate term," said Pawlenty. "In terms of an immediate boost, there's a lag time between when those things get approved and we actually get dirt moving."
    on Feb 25, 2008 By: Tim Pawlenty Source: Washington Post

  3. "Conversion rates are going back up, so sellers are seeing more success -- and if history is any guide, supply follows demand," Whitman said. "We always anticipated a lag in listings growth. We are not unduly concerned."
    on Apr 18, 2007 By: Meg Whitman Source: BusinessWeek

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