Definitions of slow

  1. To slacken in speed.
  2. To render slow; to slacken the speed of; to retard; to delay; as, to slow a steamer.
  3. To cause to move with less speed; to delay.
  4. To move with less speed; as, the train slowed down.
  5. become slow or slower; " Production slowed"
  6. cause to proceed more slowly; " The illness slowed him down"
  7. 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.
  8. Not happening in a short time; gradual; late.
  9. Not ready; not prompt or quick; dilatory; sluggish; as, slow of speech, and slow of tongue.
  10. Not hasty; not precipitate; acting with deliberation; tardy; inactive.
  11. Behind in time; indicating a time earlier than the true time; as, the clock or watch is slow.
  12. Not advancing or improving rapidly; as, the slow growth of arts and sciences.
  13. Heavy in wit; not alert, prompt, or spirited; wearisome; dull.
  14. A moth.
  15. Slowness.
  16. without speed; " he spoke slowly"; " go easy here-- the road is slippery"; " glaciers move tardily"; (` slow' is sometimes used informally for ` slowly' as in" please go slow; I want to see the sights")
  17. ( music) at a slow tempo; " the band played a slow waltz"
  18. ( used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; " the clock is slow"
  19. at a slow tempo; " the band played a slow waltz"
  20. imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew.
  21. Not quick or rapid in motion; as, a slow step; not prompt; as, slow in arriving; occupying a long time; as, slow progress; not rash or hasty; as, slow to anger; dull or stupid; as, a slow pupil; not up to time; as, the clock is slow.
  22. Not swift: late: behind in time: not hasty: not ready: not progressive.
  23. Not swift; not prompt; behind time.
  24. Not quick or swift; dull; sluggish.
  25. Behind the standard, as a timepiece.
  26. Not quick in motion; not ready; dull; inactive; tardy; not hasty; behind in time; not advancing rapidly.
  27. Not quick in motion; less speedy than usual, or than what might be expected; not ready or prompt, as in speech; dilatory; inactive; dull; behind in time, as a clock.
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