Definitions for slow

Definitions for (verb) slow

Main entry: retard, slow, slow down, slow up, decelerate

Definition: lose velocity; move more slowly

Usage: The car decelerated

Main entry: slack, slacken, slow, slow down, slow up

Definition: become slow or slower

Usage: Production slowed

Main entry: slow, slow down, slow up

Definition: cause to proceed more slowly

Usage: The illness slowed him down

Definitions for (adj) slow

Main entry: dull, slow, sluggish

Definition: (of business) not active or brisk

Usage: business is dull (or slow); a sluggish market

Main entry: dim, dense, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow

Definition: slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

Usage: 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

Main entry: slow

Definition: not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time

Usage: a slow walker; the slow lane of traffic; her steps were slow; he was slow in reacting to the news; slow but steady growth

Main entry: slow

Definition: at a slow tempo

Usage: the band played a slow waltz

Main entry: slow

Definition: (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time

Usage: the clock is slow

Main entry: tiresome, tedious, irksome, boring, ho-hum, slow, dull, deadening, wearisome

Definition: so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

Usage: 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

Definitions for (adv) slow

Main entry: easy, tardily, slow, slowly

Definition: without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')

Usage: he spoke slowly; go easy here--the road is slippery; glaciers move tardily; please go slow so I can see the sights

Main entry: behind, slow

Definition: of timepieces

Usage: the clock is almost an hour slow; my watch is running behind

Visual thesaurus for slow