slow: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (slō), [key]
— adj., adv., v. -er, -est, -er, -est,
- moving or proceeding with little or less than usual speed or velocity: a slow train.
- characterized by lack of speed: a slow pace.
- taking or requiring a comparatively long time for completion: a slow meal; a slow trip.
- requiring or taking a long time for growing, changing, or occurring; gradual: a plant of slow growth.
- sluggish in nature, disposition, or function.
- dull of perception or understanding; mentally dull: a slow child.
- not prompt, readily disposed, or in haste (usually fol. by to or an infinitive): slow to anger; slow to take offense.
- burning or heating with little speed or intensity, as a fire or an oven.
- slack; not busy: The market was slow today.
- having some quality that retards speed or causes movement, progress, work, etc., to be accomplished at less than the usual or expected rate of speed: a slow, careful worker; a slow road.
- running at less than the proper rate of speed or registering less than the proper time, as a clock.
- passing heavily or dragging, as time: It's been a slow afternoon.
- not progressive; behind the times: a slow town.
- dull, humdrum, uninteresting, or tedious: What a slow party!
- requiring long exposure, as by having a small lens diameter or low film sensitivity: a slow lens or film.
- (of the surface of a race track) sticky from a fairly recent rain and in the process of drying out.
- in a slow manner; slowly: Drive slow.
- to make slow or slower (often fol. by up or down).
- to retard; reduce the advancement or progress of: His illness slowed him at school.
- to become slow or slower; slacken in speed (often fol. by up or down).
- slow (Thesaurus)