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slow time

  

      n     (Military)   a slow marching pace, usually 65 or 75 paces to the minute: used esp. in funeral ceremonies  
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slow  
      adj  
1    performed or occurring during a comparatively long interval of time  
2    lasting a comparatively long time  
a slow journey     
3    characterized by lack of speed  
a slow walker     
4    prenominal   adapted to or productive of slow movement  
the slow lane of a motorway     
5    (of a clock, etc.) indicating a time earlier than the correct time  
6    given to or characterized by a leisurely or lazy existence  
a slow town     
7    not readily responsive to stimulation; intellectually unreceptive  
a slow mind     
8    dull or uninteresting  
the play was very slow     
9    not easily aroused  
a slow temperament     
10    lacking promptness or immediacy  
a slow answer     
11    unwilling to perform an action or enter into a state  
slow to anger     
12    behind the times  
13    (of trade, etc.) unproductive; slack  
14    (of a fire) burning weakly  
15    (of an oven) cool  
16      (Photog)   requiring a relatively long time of exposure to produce a given density  
a slow lens     
17      (Sport)   (of a track, etc.) tending to reduce the speed of the ball or the competitors  
18      (Cricket)   (of a bowler, etc.) delivering the ball slowly, usually with spin  
      adv  
19    in a manner characterized by lack of speed; slowly  
      vb  
20    often foll by: up or down   to decrease or cause to decrease in speed, efficiency, etc.  
     (Old English slaw sluggish; related to Old High German sleo dull, Old Norse slær, Dutch sleeuw slow)  
  slowly      adv  
  slowness      n  


go-slow  
      n  
1      (Brit)  
a    a deliberate slackening of the rate of production by organized labour as a tactic in industrial conflict  
b    (as modifier)  
go-slow tactics        (U.S. and Canadian equivalent)    slowdown  
      vb  
  go slow  
2    intr   to work deliberately slowly as a tactic in industrial conflict  
slow burn  
      n   a steadily penetrating show of anger or contempt  
slow handclap  
      n     (Brit)   slow rhythmic clapping, esp. used by an audience to indicate dissatisfaction or impatience  
slow march  
      n     (Military)   a march in slow time  
slow match  
      n   a match or fuse that burns slowly without flame, esp. a wick impregnated with potassium nitrate  
slow-mo   , slo-mo  
      n  
      adj  
Informal      short for       slow motion  
slow motion  
      n  
1      (Films, television, etc.)   action that is made to appear slower than normal by passing the film through the taking camera at a faster rate than normal or by replaying a video tape recording more slowly  
      adj  
  slow-motion  
2    of or relating to such action  
3    moving or functioning at less than usual speed  
slow neutron  
      n     (Physics)   a neutron having a kinetic energy of less than 100 electronvolts  
slow time  
      n     (Military)   a slow marching pace, usually 65 or 75 paces to the minute: used esp. in funeral ceremonies  
slow virus  
      n   any of a class of virus-like disease-causing agents that are present in the body for a long time before becoming active or infectious and are very resistant to radiation and similar factors: believed to be the cause of BSE and scrapie  
slow-witted  
      adj   slow in comprehension; unintelligent  

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slow

  

      adj  
1    creeping, dawdling, deliberate, easy, lackadaisical, laggard, lagging, lazy, leaden, leisurely, loitering, measured, plodding, ponderous, slow-moving, sluggardly, sluggish, tortoise-like, unhurried  
2    backward, behind, behindhand, delayed, dilatory, late, long-delayed, tardy, unpunctual  
3    gradual, lingering, long-drawn-out, prolonged, protracted, time-consuming  
4    behind the times, boring, conservative, dead, dead-and-alive     (Brit.)   dull, inactive, one-horse     (informal)   quiet, slack, sleepy, sluggish, stagnant, tame, tedious, uneventful, uninteresting, unproductive, unprogressive, wearisome  
5    blockish, bovine, braindead     (informal)   dense, dim, dozy     (Brit. informal)   dull, dull-witted, dumb     (informal)   obtuse, retarded, slow on the uptake     (informal)   slow-witted, stupid, thick, unresponsive  
6      (with)       to   averse, disinclined, hesitant, indisposed, loath, reluctant, unwilling  
      vb  
7      (often with)       up or down   brake, check, curb, decelerate, delay, detain, handicap, hold up, lag, reduce speed, rein in, relax, restrict, retard, slacken (off), spin out  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj  
1, 2, 3 & 4    action-packed, animated, brisk, eager, exciting, fast, hectic, hurried, interesting, lively, precipitate, prompt, quick, quickie     (informal)   quick-moving, sharp, speedy, stimulating, swift  
5    bright, clever, intelligent, perceptive, quick, quick-witted, sharp, smart  
      vb   accelerate, advance, aid, boost, help, pick up speed, quicken, speed up  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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n.
When men have quality time together, and do "guy" things.
[Slang] related to bro-mance
o.
Zone Time
[Tech.]; Astro. [initialism]. Warning: ZT is not Zulu Time (former US military name for UTC)
exp.
a difficult time
v.
have a ​difficult ​time
exp.
have a great time; enjoy oneself
n.
encounter mostly for sex done around lunch time
[Fam.] in French it's "cinq à sept" which is rather in the end of afternoon
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
free time spent taking care also of work-related tasks
formed based on "work" and "leisure"
exp.
spend time and energy doing something that is pointless
expression arisen in the 15th century when Newcastle (England) was a major exporter of coal
exp.
let the time go by without doing something important, relax, waste time
E.g.: It was a quite evening: we sat around chatting and watching TV.
abbr. acron.
greatest of all time
[Slang] You won! You're the GOAT!
adj.
[arch.] near in space, time or relation, almost (followed by: upon)
"nigh upon" is even stronger in keeping with an antiquated, even biblical style. "The end of the world is nigh upon us"
n.
a sound (usually a song, jingle) that one hears mentally for a certain period of time
adj.
forced by a medical condition to spend most of the time home
n.
a teenager who spends most of his time in front of a screen (computer, smartphone, tablet, TV)
n.
someone who, most of the time, carries a device enabling him to capture his day-by-day experiences (such as a photo camera, mobile phone etc.)
exp.
sleep for a short period of time, have a light sleep
n.
a website that did not undergo any change for a long period of time
[Comp.];[Slang]
exp.
someone who spends very few time with his wife/ her husband because of the partner's preoccupation with physical exercise
n.
a type of work that goes on 24 hours from 24 hours because the teams performing it are located in various time zones.
E.g: Some claim that follow-the-sun is a business failure. It can be used also as a verb (Our team follows the sun ) or as an adjective (We offer follow-the-sun business support) .
n.
digitalizing information in order to keeping it available and exploitable in time
[Tech.] digitalizing = putting something in a format that can be easily read by a computer
n.
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
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