Definition of slow

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • slow is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 7
  • slow is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 7
  • slow is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 8

Definition of slow


  • cause to proceed more slowly (verb)

    Examples

    1. The illness slowed him down

    Synonyms

    1. slow down
    2. slow up
  • of timepieces (adverb)

    Examples

    1. the clock is almost an hour slow

    Synonyms

    1. behind
  • without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly') (adverb)

    Examples

    1. he spoke slowly
    2. please go slow so I can see the sights

    Synonyms

    1. easy
    2. slowly
    3. tardily
  • so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness (adjective)

    Synonyms

    1. boring
    2. deadening
    3. dull
    4. ho-hum
    5. irksome
    6. tedious
    7. tiresome
    8. wearisome
  • slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity (adjective)

    Examples

    1. worked with the slow students

    Synonyms

    1. dense
    2. dim
    3. dull
    4. dumb
    5. obtuse
  • become slow or slower (verb)

    Examples

    1. Production slowed

    Synonyms

    1. slack
    2. slacken
    3. slow down
    4. slow up
  • lose velocity; move more slowly (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. decelerate
    2. retard
    3. slow down
    4. slow up
  • (of business) not active or brisk (adjective)

    Examples

    1. business is dull (or slow)

    Synonyms

    1. dull
    2. sluggish
  • at a slow tempo (adjective)

    Examples

    1. the band played a slow waltz
  • not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a slow walker
    2. the slow lane of traffic
    3. her steps were slow
    4. he was slow in reacting to the news
    5. slow but steady growth
  • (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time ()

    Examples

    1. the clock is slow

See definition of slow in Merriam Webster

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