HyperDic: slow

English > 11 senses of the word slow:
ADJECTIVEallslownot moving quickly
allslowat a slow tempo
allslow, dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuseslow to learn or understand
allslow(used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time
allslow, boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, tedious, tiresome, wearisomeso lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
allslow, dull, sluggish(of business) not active or brisk
VERBchangeslow, decelerate, slow down, slow up, retardlose velocity
changeslow, slow down, slow up, slack, slackenbecome slow or slower
changeslow, slow down, slow upcause to proceed more slowly
ADVERBallslow, slowly, easy, tardilywithout speed ('slow' is sometimes used informally for 'slowly')
allslow, behindof timepieces
slow > pronunciation
Soundsslow'
Rhymesafterglow ... yellow: 77 rhymes with low...
English > slow: 11 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time.
Examples
  • "a slow walker"
  • "the slow lane of traffic"
  • "her steps were slow"
  • "he was slow in reacting to the news"
  • "slow but steady growth"
Attribute ofspeed, swiftness, fastnessA rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
Narrowerbumper-to-bumperUsed of traffic
dilatory, laggard, poky, pokeyWasting time
drawn-out(used of speech) uttered slowly with prolonged vowels
lazyMoving slowly and gently
long-play, long-playing(used of records) playing at a slower speed and for a longer time than earlier records
slow-movingMoving slowly
sluggish, sulkyMoving slowly
See alsogradualproceeding in small stages / stages
unhurriedRelaxed and leisurely
OppositefastActing or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
Spanishlento
Catalanlent
Nounsslownessa rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
Adverbsslowermore slowly
slowestmost slowly
slowlywithout speed ('slow' is sometimes used informally for 'slowly')
English > slow: 11 senses > adjective 2
MeaningAt a slow tempo.
Example"the band played a slow waltz"
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Narroweradagio(of tempo) leisurely
andante(of tempo) moderately slow
larghetto(of tempo) less slow and broad than largo
larghissimo(of tempo) as slow and broad as possible
largoVery slow in tempo and broad in manner
lentissimo(of tempo) very slow
lento(of tempo) slow
moderato(of tempo) moderate
OppositefastAt a rapid tempo
Spanishlento
Catalanlent
Nounsslownessa rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
Adverbsslowlyin music
English > slow: 11 senses > adjective 3
MeaningSlow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity.
Example "worked with the slow students"
Synonymsdense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse
Broaderstupidlacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity
Spanishcorto, estúpido, lento, obtuso, pasmado, tonto, torpe
Catalanaturat, curt, estúpid, gamarús, lent, obtús, pallús
Nounsslownesslack of normal development of intellectual capacities
slownessunskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
English > slow: 11 senses > adjective 4
Meaning(used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time.
Example"the clock is slow"
Oppositefast(used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time
English > slow: 11 senses > adjective 5
MeaningSo lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness.
Synonymsboring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, tedious, tiresome, wearisome
BroaderuninterestingArousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement
Spanishaburrido, agobiante, cargante, gris, latoso, monótono, pesado, tedioso
Catalanavorrit, carregós, empipador, gris, molest, monòton, pesat, tediós
English > slow: 11 senses > adjective 6
Meaning(of business) not active or brisk.
Example"business is dull (or slow)"
Synonymsdull, sluggish
Categorycommercial enterprise, business enterprise, businessThe activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
Broaderinactivelacking activity
Spanishapagado, apocado, lento
Catalanapagat, apocat
English > slow: 11 senses > adverb 1
MeaningWithout speed ('slow' is sometimes used informally for 'slowly').
Examples
  • "he spoke slowly"
  • "please go slow so I can see the sights"
Synonymsslowly, easy, tardily
Oppositequickly, rapidly, speedily, chop-chop, apace, in short orderWith rapid movements
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishlentamente
Catalanlentament
English > slow: 11 senses > adverb 2
MeaningOf timepieces.
Example"the clock is almost an hour slow"
Synonymbehind
Spanishatrasado, retrasado
English > slow: 11 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningLose velocity; move more slowly.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsdecelerate, slow down, slow up, retard
Narrowerdelay, detain, hold upCause to be slowed ... / slowed down or delayed
slow, slow down, slow upCause to proceed more slowly
Broaderdecrease, diminish, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range
Oppositeaccelerate, speed up, speed, quickenMove faster
Spanishaminorar, desacelerar, frenar, ralentizar
Catalanalentir, desaccelerar, frenar
Nounsslowinga decrease in rate of change
English > slow: 11 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome slow or slower.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"Production slowed"
Synonymsslow down, slow up, slack, slacken
BroaderweakenBecome weaker
Spanishaflojar, aminorar, frenar, retardar
Catalanalentir, frenar, minorar, moderar, remolejar, retardar, ronsejar, sornejar
Nounsslowinga decrease in rate of change
English > slow: 11 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningCause to proceed more slowly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"The illness slowed him down"
Synonymsslow down, slow up
Narrowerbog down, bogCause to slow down or get stuck
clog, constipateimpede with a clog or as if with a clog
Broaderdecelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retardLose velocity
Spanishatrasar, demorar, desacelerar, frenar, retardar
Catalanalentir, demorar, frenar, retardar

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