Noun lag has 3 senses
  1. slowdown, lag, retardation - the act of slowing down or falling behind
    --1 is a kind of delay, holdup
    Derived form: verb lag1
  2. interim, lag - the time between one event, process, or period and another
    --2 is a kind of time interval, interval
    --2 has particulars: interregnum
  3. stave, lag - one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
    --3 is a kind of slat, spline
    --3 is a part of barrel, cask
,Verb lag has 4 senses
  1. lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind - hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
    --1 is one way to follow
    Derived forms: noun lag1, noun lagger1, noun laggard1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  2. imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand - lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"
    --2 is one way to confine, detain
    Sample sentence:
    They want to lag the prisoners
  3. lag - throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins
    --3 is one way to
    flip, toss, sky, pitch
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  4. lag - cover with lagging to prevent heat loss; "lag pipes"
    --4 is one way to
    Derived form: noun lagging1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something