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


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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : more slowly