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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slow  \Slow\,  obs. 
  imp.  of  {Slee},  to  slay.  Slew.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slow  \Slow\,  a.  [Compar.  {Slower};  superl.  {Slowest}.]  [OE. 
  slow,  slaw,  AS  sl[=a]w;  akin  to  OS  sl?u  blunt,  dull,  D. 
  sleeuw  slee,  sour,  OHG.  sl?o  blunt,  dull,  Icel.  sl?r,  sl?r, 
  Dan.  sl["o]v,  Sw  sl["o].  Cf  {Sloe},  and  {Sloth}.] 
  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.]  --Dickens.  Thackeray. 
 
  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}  (Zo["o]l.),  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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slow  \Slow\,  adv 
  Slowly. 
 
  Let  him  have  time  to  mark  how  slow  time  goes  In  time  of 
  sorrow.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slow  \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.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slow  \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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slow  \Slow\,  n. 
  A  moth.  [Obs.]  --Rom.  of  R. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  slow 
  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:  (music)  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;  "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")  [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}] 




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