Definition and Meanings for slow

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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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