Slow

Definition of Slow

Pronunciation: slō
imp.1.Slew.
a.1.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.
2.Not happening in a short time; gradual; late.
These changes in the heavens, though slow, produced
Like change on sea and land, sidereal blast.
- Milton.
3.Not ready; not prompt or quick; dilatory; sluggish; as, slow of speech, and slow of tongue.
Fixed on defense, the Trojans are not slow
To guard their shore from an expected foe.
- Dryden.
4.Not hasty; not precipitate; acting with deliberation; tardy; inactive.
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding.
- Prov. xiv. 29.
5.Behind in time; indicating a time earlier than the true time; as, the clock or watch is slow.
6.Not advancing or improving rapidly; as, the slow growth of arts and sciences.
7.Heavy in wit; not alert, prompt, or spirited; wearisome; dull.
Slow coach
a slow person. See def.7, above.
Slow lemur
(Zool.) an East Indian nocturnal lemurine animal (Nycticebus tardigradus) about the size of a small cat; - so called from its slow and deliberate movements. It has very large round eyes and is without a tail. Called also bashful Billy.
Slow match
See under Match.
adv.1.Slowly.
Let him have time to mark how slow time goes
In time of sorrow.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To render slow; to slacken the speed of; to retard; to delay; as, to slow a steamer.
[imp. & p. p. Slowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slowing.]
v. i.1.To go slower; - often with up; as, the train slowed up before crossing the bridge.
n.1.A moth.

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