Definition and Meanings for slow

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Slow is ranked 7,425 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of slow

imperfect, adjective, comparative, superlative, adverb, transitive verb, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun

Etymology of slow

oe. slow, slaw, as. sl; akin to os. sl blunt, dull, d. sleeuw, slee, sour, ohg. sl blunt, dull, icel. sl, sl, dan. sl, sw. sl. cf. sloe, and sloth

Meaning of slow


as imperfect

  • slew.

as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • moving a short space in a relatively long time; not swift; not quick in motion; not rapid; moderate; deliberate; as, a slow stream; a slow motion.
  • not happening in a short time; gradual; late.
  • not ready; not prompt or quick; dilatory; sluggish; as, slow of speech, and slow of tongue.
  • not hasty; not precipitate; acting with deliberation; tardy; inactive.
  • behind in time; indicating a time earlier than the true time; as, the clock or watch is slow.
  • not advancing or improving rapidly; as, the slow growth of arts and sciences.
  • heavy in wit; not alert, prompt, or spirited; wearisome; dull.

as adverb

  • slowly.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to render slow; to slacken the speed of; to retard; to delay; as, to slow a steamer.

as intransitive verb

  • to go slower; -- often with up; as, the train slowed up before crossing the bridge.

as noun

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