* 1592 , William Shakespeare, King Richard III
(obsolete) Last; long-delayed.
- Some tardy cripple bore the countermand, / That came too lag to see him buried.
Last made; hence, made of refuse; inferior.
- the lag end of my life
- lag souls
(countable) A gap, a delay; an interval created by something not keeping up; a latency.
* 2004 , May 10. The New Yorker Online,
(uncountable) Delay; latency.
* 1999 , Loyd Case, Building the ultimate game PC
- During the Second World War, for instance, the Washington Senators had a starting rotation that included four knuckleball pitchers. But, still, I think that some of that was just a generational lag .
* 2001 , Patricia M. Wallace, The psychology of the Internet
- Whatever the symptom, lag is a drag. But what causes it? One cause is delays in getting the data from your PC to the game server.
* 2002 , Marty Cortinas, Clifford Colby, The Macintosh bible
- When the lag is low, 2 or 3 seconds perhaps, Internet chatters seem reasonably content.
(British, slang, archaic) One sentenced to transportation for a crime.
(British, slang) a prisoner, a criminal.
* 1934 , , Thank You, Jeeves
- Latency, or lag , is an unavoidable part of Internet gaming.
(snooker) A method of deciding which player shall start. Both players simultaneously strike a cue ball from the baulk line to hit the top cushion and rebound down the table; the player whose ball finishes closest to the baulk cushion wins.
One who lags; that which comes in last.
* Alexander Pope
- On both these occasions I had ended up behind the bars, and you might suppose that an old lag like myself would have been getting used to it by now.
The fag-end; the rump; hence, the lowest class.
- the lag of all the flock
A stave of a cask, drum, etc.; especially (engineering) one of the narrow boards or staves forming the covering of a cylindrical object, such as a boiler, or the cylinder of a carding machine or steam engine.
A bird, the greylag.
- the common lag of people
In casual use, lag' and (latency) are used synonymously for “delay between initiating an action and the effect”, with '''lag''' more casual. In formal use, ''latency'' is the technical term, while ' lag is used when latency is greater than usual, particularly in internet gaming.
* (delay) latency
* time lag
* jet lag
* lagging jacket
* lag screw
to fail to keep up (the pace), to fall behind
* 1596 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, Canto I
* 1616 , George Chapman, The Odysseys of Homer
- Behind her farre away a Dwarfe did lag , / That lasie seemd in being ever last, / Or wearied with bearing of her bag / Of needments at his backe.
* 1717 , The Metamorphoses of Ovid translated into English verse under the direction of Sir Samuel Garth by John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Joseph Addison, William Congreve and other eminent hands
- Lazy beast! / Why last art thou now? Thou hast never used / To lag thus hindmost
* 1798 , Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in seven parts
- While he, whose tardy feet had lagg'd behind, / Was doom'd the sad reward of death to find.
* 2004 , — The New Yorker, 5 April 2004
- Brown skeletons of leaves that lag / My forest-brook along
to cover (for example, pipes) with felt strips or similar material
* c. 1974 , , The Building
- Over the next fifty years, by most indicators dear to economists, the country remained the richest in the world. But by another set of numbers—longevity and income inequality—it began to lag behind Northern Europe and Japan.
(UK, slang, archaic) To transport as a punishment for crime.
* De Quincey
- Outside seems old enough: / Red brick, lagged pipes, and someone walking by it / Out to the car park, free.
To cause to lag; to slacken.
- She lags us if we poach.
- To lag his flight.
(intransitive) To apply a force to (an object) such that it moves away from the person or thing applying the force.
- In his anger he pushed me against the wall and threatened me.
To continually attempt to persuade (a person) into a particular course of action.
* Jonathan Swift
- You need to push quite hard to get this door open.
- We are pushed for an answer.
To press or urge forward; to drive.
- Ambition pushes the soul to such actions as are apt to procure honour to the actor.
- to push''' an objection too far; to '''push one's luck
To continually promote (a point of view, a product for sale, etc.).
- to push his fortune
- Stop pushing the issue — I'm not interested.
- They're pushing that perfume again.
(informal) To approach; to come close to.
- There were two men hanging around the school gates today, pushing drugs.
- My old car is pushing 250,000 miles.
To tense the muscles in the abdomen in order to expel its contents.
- He's pushing sixty.'' (= ''he's nearly sixty years old )
To continue to attempt to persuade a person into a particular course of action.
To make a higher bid at an auction.
(poker) To make an all-in bet.
(chess) To move (a pawn) directly forward.
(computing) To add (a data item) to the top of a stack.
* 1992 , Michael A. Miller, The 68000 Microprocessor Family: Architecture, Programming, and Applications (page 47)
- During childbirth, there are times when the obstetrician advises the woman not to push .
(obsolete) To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.
* Bible, Exodus xxi. 32
- When the microprocessor decodes the JSR opcode, it stores the operand into the TEMP register and pushes the current contents of the PC ($00 0128) onto the stack.
To burst out of its pot, as a bud or shoot.
- If the ox shall push a manservant or maidservant, the ox shall be stoned.
* to press, to shove, to thrutch
* (continue to attempt to persuade) to press, to urge
* (continue to promote) to press, to advertise, to promote
* (come close to) to approach, to near
* to press, to shove, to thring
* (tense the muscles in the abdomen in order to expel its contents) to bear down
* (apply a force to something so it moves away) to draw, to pull, to tug
* (put onto a stack) to pop
* pedal pushers
* push around
* push in
* push off
* push one's luck
* push someone's buttons
* push it
A short, directed application of force; an act of pushing.
An act of tensing the muscles of the abdomen in order to expel its contents.
- Give the door a hard push if it sticks.
A great effort (to do something).
- One more push and the baby will be out.
- Some details got lost in the push to get the project done.
(military) A marching or drill maneuver/manoeuvre performed by moving a formation (especially a company front) forward or toward the audience, usually to accompany a dramatic climax or crescendo in the music.
A wager that results in no loss or gain for the bettor as a result of a tie or even score
(computing) The addition of a data item to the top of a stack.
(Internet, uncountable) The situation where a server sends data to a client without waiting for a request, as in server push'', ''push technology .
(dated) A crowd or throng or people
* 1891 , Banjo Paterson,
- Let's give one last push on our advertising campaign.
- Till some wild, excited person
- Galloped down the township cursing,
- "Sydney push have mobbed Macpherson,
- Roll up, Dandaloo!"
* give someone the push
Probably (etyl) poche. See pouch.