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Slow meaning

slow - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. at a slow tempo; " the band played a slow waltz"
  2. 2. without speed (` slow' is sometimes used informally for ` slowly'); " he spoke slowly"; " go easy here-- the road is slippery"; " glaciers move tardily"; " please go slow so I can see the sights"
  3. 3. imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Not happening in a short time; gradual; late.
  6. 6. Not hasty; not precipitate; acting with deliberation; tardy; inactive.
  7. 7. Behind in time; indicating a time earlier than the true time; as, the clock or watch is slow.
  8. 8. Not advancing or improving rapidly; as, the slow growth of arts and sciences.
  9. 9. Heavy in wit; not alert, prompt, or spirited; wearisome; dull.
  10. 10. Slowly.
  11. 11. A moth.
  12. 12. To go slower; - often with up; as, the train slowed up before crossing the bridge.
  13. 13. Not swift; not prompt; behind time.

slow - examples of usage

  1. Then put it into a sauce- pan and set it over a slow fire.
  2. The slow hand of the clock goes round, and, sitting wearily on the hard chair, you wonder if ever it will be possible to see this much- sought man. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. But he began to ask a few questions, in a slow matter- of- fact way; and he did not remain long. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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