lag : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • Drug companies are rushing to manufacture analogs to melatonin the all-natural jet-lag-busting supplement.
  • As Democratic chieftains in the Senate saw it last week, their party's Big Issue for this fall's congressional elections will no longer be the missile lag but the economic sag.
  • Stock quotes aren't up to the minute (in fact, they can lag up to an hour), but you get more details like highs and lows, and percent change than you'd get with the usual ticker.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - The Record
  • 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 [...]
    June 11, 2013 - HoopsWorld
  • 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
    June 11, 2013 - Lowell Sun

  • Tiger Wood in
    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...
  • Tim Pawlenty in Washington Post
    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."
  • Meg Whitman in BusinessWeek
    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."

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