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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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SLOW, adjective

1. Moving a small distance in a long time; not swift; not quick in motion; not rapid; as a slow stream; a slow motion.

2. Late; not happening in short time. These changes in the heavens though slow produc'd like change on sea and land, sidereal blast.

3. Not ready; not prompt or quick; as slow of speech, and slow of tongue. Exodus 4:10.

4. Dull; in active; tardy. The Trojans are not slow to guard their shore from an expected foe.

5. Not hasty; not precipitate; acting with deliberation. The Lord is merciful, slow to anger. He that is slow the wrath is of great understanding. Proverbs 14:29.

6. Dull; heavy in wit.

7. Behind in time; indicating a time later than the true time; as, the clock or watch is slow

8.Not advancing, growing or improving rapidly; as the slow growth of arts and sciences.

SLOW, is used in composition to modify other words; as a slow-paced horse.

SLOW, as a verb, to delay, is not in use.

SLOW, noun A moth. [Not in use.]