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  2  definitions  found 
  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. 
  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. 
  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; 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
  adv  :  more  slowly 

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