Slow coach, a slow person. See def.7, above. [Colloq.] — Slow lemur, orSlow loris(Zoöl.), 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. — 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.

(Slow), adv. Slowly.

Let him have time to mark how slow time goes
In time of sorrow.

(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.

(Slow), v. i. To go slower; — often with up; as, the train slowed up before crossing the bridge.

(Slow), n. A moth. [Obs.] Rom. of R.

(Slow"back`) n. A lubber; an idle fellow; a loiterer. [Old Slang] Dr. Favour.

(Slowh) obs. imp. of Slee,to slay. Chaucer.

(Slow"hound`) n. A sleuthhound. [R.]

(Slow"ly), adv. In a slow manner; moderately; not rapidly; not early; not rashly; not readly; tardly.

(Slow"ness), n. The quality or state of being slow.

(Slows) n. (Med.) Milk sickness.

(Slow"-wit`ted) a. Dull of apprehension; not possessing quick intelligence.

(Slow"worm`) n. [AS. slawyrm; the first part is probably akin to sleán to strike, the reptile being supposed to be very poisonous. See Slay, v. t., and Worm.] (Zoöl.) A lecertilian reptile; the blindworm.

(Slub) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A roll of wool slightly twisted; a rove; — called also slubbing.

(Slub), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slubbed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slubbing.] To draw out and twist slightly; — said of slivers of wool.

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.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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