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English → English (gcide) Definition: Nycticebus tardigradus Slow \Slow\ (sl[=o]), a. [Compar. Slower (sl[=o]"[~e]r); superl. Slowest.] [OE. slow, slaw, AS. sl[=a]w; akin to OS. sl[=e]u blunt, dull, D. sleeuw, slee, sour, OHG. sl[=e]o blunt, dull, Icel. sl[=o]r, sl[ae]r, Dan. sl["o]v, Sw. sl["o]. Cf. Sloe, and Sloth.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Not happening in a short time; gradual; late. [1913 Webster] These changes in the heavens, though slow, produced Like change on sea and land, sidereal blast. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Not ready; not prompt or quick; dilatory; sluggish; as, slow of speech, and slow of tongue. [1913 Webster] Fixed on defense, the Trojans are not slow To guard their shore from an expected foe. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. Not hasty; not precipitate; acting with deliberation; tardy; inactive. [1913 Webster] He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding. --Prov. xiv. 29. [1913 Webster] 5. Behind in time; indicating a time earlier than the true time; as, the clock or watch is slow. [1913 Webster] 6. Not advancing or improving rapidly; as, the slow growth of arts and sciences. [1913 Webster] 7. Heavy in wit; not alert, prompt, or spirited; wearisome; dull. [Colloq.] --Dickens. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] Note: Slow is often used in the formation of compounds for the most part self-explaining; as, slow-gaited, slow-paced, slow-sighted, slow-winged, and the like. [1913 Webster] Slow coach, a slow person. See def.7, above. [Colloq.] Slow lemur, or Slow loris (Zo["o]l.), an East Indian nocturnal lemurine animal (Nycticebus tardigradus) about the size of a small cat; -- so called from its slow and deliberate movements. It has very large round eyes and is without a tail. Called also bashful Billy. Slow match. See under Match. [1913 Webster] Syn: Dilatory; late; lingering; tardy; sluggish; dull; inactive. Usage: Slow, Tardy, Dilatory. Slow is the wider term, denoting either a want of rapid motion or inertness of intellect. Dilatory signifies a proneness to defer, a habit of delaying the performance of what we know must be done. Tardy denotes the habit of being behind hand; as, tardy in making up one's acounts. [1913 Webster] Lemur \Le"mur\ (l[=e]"m[u^]r), n. [L., a ghost, specter. So called on account of its habit of going abroad by night.] (Zo["o]l.) One of a family (Lemurid[ae]) of nocturnal mammals allied to the monkeys, but of small size, and having a sharp and foxlike muzzle, and large eyes. They feed upon birds, insects, and fruit, and are mostly natives of Madagascar and the neighboring islands, one genus (Galago) occurring in Africa. The slow lemur or kukang of the East Indies is Nycticebus tardigradus. See Galago, Indris, and Colugo. [1913 Webster]

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