|a.||1.||Moving a short space in a relatively long time; not swift; not quick in motion; not rapid; moderate; deliberate; as, a slow stream; a slow motion.|
|2.||Not happening in a short time; gradual; late.|
|3.||Not ready; not prompt or quick; dilatory; sluggish; as, slow of speech, and slow of tongue.|
|4.||Not hasty; not precipitate; acting with deliberation; tardy; inactive.|
|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.|
|v. t.||1.||To render slow; to slacken the speed of; to retard; to delay; as, to slow a steamer.|
|v. i.||1.||To go slower; - often with up; as, the train slowed up before crossing the bridge.|
|Verb||1.||slow - lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated"|
|2.||slow - become slow or slower; "Production slowed"|
|3.||slow - cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down"|
|Adj.||1.||slow - not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time; "a slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news"; "slow but steady growth"|
fast - acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car"
|2.||slow - at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz"|
fast - at a rapid tempo; "the band played a fast fox trot"
|3.||slow - slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"|
|4.||slow - (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; "the clock is slow"|
fast - (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time; "my watch is fast"
|5.||slow - so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"|
|6.||slow - (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"|
|Adv.||1.||slow - without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly'); "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here--the road is slippery"; "glaciers move tardily"; "please go slow so I can see the sights"|
|2.||slow - of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind"|