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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 slow /ˈslo/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slowed p. pr. & vb. n. Slowing.] To render slow; to slacken the speed of; to retard; to delay; as, to slow a steamer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slow, v. i. To go slower; -- often with up; as, the train slowed up before crossing the bridge.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slow, n. A moth. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slow obs. imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slow a. [Compar. Slower superl. Slowest.]
 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. [Colloq.]
 Note:Slow is often used in the formation of compounds for the most part self-explaining; as, slow-gaited, slow-paced, slow-sighted, slow-winged, and the like.
 Slow coach, a slow person. See def.7, above. [Colloq.]
 Slow lemur, or Slow loris 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.
 Syn: -- Dilatory; late; lingering; tardy; sluggish; dull; inactive.
 Usage: Slow, Tardy, Dilatory. Slow is the wider term, denoting either a want of rapid motion or inertness of intellect. Dilatory signifies a proneness to defer, a habit of delaying the performance of what we know must be done. Tardy denotes the habit of being behind hand; as, tardy in making up one's acounts.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slow, adv. Slowly.
 Let him have time to mark how slow time goes
 In time of sorrow.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time; "a
             slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps
             were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news";
             "slow but steady growth" [ant: fast]
      2: at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz" [ant: fast]
      3: slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity;
         "so dense he never understands anything I say to him";
         "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at
         classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly
         quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb
         decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being
         deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"
         [syn: dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse]
      4: (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the
         correct time; "the clock is slow" [ant: fast]
      5: so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a
         boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening
         effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his
         competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who
         couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task
         the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious
         days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"-
         Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully
         wearisome" [syn: boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum,
         irksome, tedious, tiresome, wearisome]
      6: (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or
         slow)"; "a sluggish market" [syn: dull, sluggish]
      adv 1: 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" [syn: slowly, easy, tardily]
             [ant: quickly]
      2: of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch
         is running behind" [syn: behind]
      v 1: lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated" [syn:
            decelerate, slow down, slow up, retard] [ant: accelerate]
      2: become slow or slower; "Production slowed" [syn: slow down,
          slow up, slack, slacken]
      3: cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down"
         [syn: slow down, slow up]