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Definition of "slow" []

  • Not moving or able to move quickly; proceeding at a low speed: a slow train; slow walkers. (adjective)
  • Marked by a retarded tempo: a slow waltz. (adjective)
  • Taking or requiring a long time: the slow job of making bread. (adjective)
  • Taking more time than is usual: a slow worker; slow progress in the peace negotiations. (adjective)
  • Allowing movement or action only at a low speed: a slow track; a slow infield. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "slow" in a sentence
  • "You see the hog's back trail was fifteen miles shorter than the Valley road and they could afford to go it slow; in fact, _very slow_."
  • "This was a very slow business, and _too slow_ to suit me, yet I continued to run it about three months, when by repeated losses on decayed fruit, and the too frequent visits of relatives and friends, we found the business in an unhealthy condition and lost no time in looking up a buyer, which we were fortunate in finding and successful in getting a good price from."
  • "His is a good example of what I term slow farming."