Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word lag. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in lag.
Definitions and meaning of lag
Origin uncertain, perhaps a dialectal adjective lag distorted from last, or of North Germanic origin, related to Norwegianlagga(“to go slowly”).
(UK, US) IPA(key): /læɡ/
(obsolete) Last; long-delayed.
Last made; hence, made of refuse; inferior.
1690, John Dryden, Don Sebastian, King of Portugal
We know your thoughts of us, that laymen are lag souls, and rubbish of remaining clay.
lag (countable and uncountable, plurallags)
(countable) A gap, a delay; an interval created by something not keeping up; a latency.
2004, May 10. The New Yorker Online,
During the Second World War, for instance, the Washington Senators had a starting rotation that included four knuckleball pitchers. But, still, I think that some of that was just a generational lag.
(uncountable) Delay; latency.
2001, Patricia M. Wallace, The psychology of the Internet
When the lag is low, 2 or 3 seconds perhaps, Internet chatters seem reasonably content.
2002, Marty Cortinas, Clifford Colby, The Macintosh bible
Latency, or lag, is an unavoidable part of Internet gaming.
(Britain, slang, archaic) One sentenced to transportation for a crime.
(Britain, slang) a prisoner, a criminal.
1934, P. G. Wodehouse, Thank You, Jeeves
On both these occasions I had ended up behind the bars, and you might suppose that an old lag like myself would have been getting used to it by now.
(snooker) A method of deciding which player shall start. Both players simultaneously strike a cue ball from the baulk line to hit the top cushion and rebound down the table; the player whose ball finishes closest to the baulk cushion wins.
One who lags; that which comes in last.
The fag-end; the rump; hence, the lowest class.
A stave of a cask, drum, etc.; especially (engineering) one of the narrow boards or staves forming the covering of a cylindrical object, such as a boiler, or the cylinder of a carding machine or steam engine.
A bird, the greylag.
In casual use, lag and latency are used synonymously for "time delay between initiating an action and the effect", with lag being more casual. In formal use, latency is the technical term, while lag is used when latency is greater than usual, particularly in internet gaming. When used as a comparative to refer to the distance between moving objects lag refers to a moving object that has not yet reached the reference object position, whether linear or rotational. The term latency is not used in technical jargon for linear or rotational distance. The neutral term displacement can be used ambiguously and may refer to the distance between objects without indicating direction. In this use, lag, lags, and lagging are the complements of lead, leads, and leading. For example, For any AC power system, at all reactive loads, the current waveform has a phase displacement or power factor to the voltage. An inductive load has a lagging power factor, while a capacitive load has a leading PF.
→ Finnish: lagi
→ Swedish: laggn
lag (third-person singular simple presentlags, present participlelagging, simple past and past participlelagged)
to fail to keep up (the pace), to fall behind
1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, Canto I
Behind her farre away a Dwarfe did lag, / That lasie seemd in being ever last, / Or wearied with bearing of her bag / Of needments at his backe.
1717, The Metamorphoses of Ovid translated into English verse under the direction of Sir Samuel Garth by John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Joseph Addison, William Congreve and other eminent hands
While he, whose tardy feet had lagg'd behind, / Was doom'd the sad reward of death to find.
2004, — The New Yorker, 5 April 2004
Over the next fifty years, by most indicators dear to economists, the country remained the richest in the world. But by another set of numbers—longevity and income inequality—it began to lag behind Northern Europe and Japan.
to cover (for example, pipes) with felt strips or similar material (referring to a time lag effect in thermal transfer)
c. 1974, Philip Larkin, The Building
Outside seems old enough: / Red brick, lagged pipes, and someone walking by it / Out to the car park, free.
(Britain, slang, archaic) To transport as a punishment for crime.
1847, Thomas De Quincey, Secret Societies"
She lags us if we poach.
(Britain, slang, archaic) To arrest or apprehend.
(transitive) To cause to lag; to slacken.
1632, Thomas Heywood, The Iron Age
The weight would lagge thee that art wont to flye.
lag (presentlag, present participlelaggende, past participlegelag)
From Proto-Albanian*lauga, from Proto-Indo-European*lowg- (compare Old Norselaug(“hot spring, bath”), Latvianluga(“marshy deposit, silt”), Serbo-Croatianlȕža(“puddle, pool”)).
lag (first-person singular past tenselaga, participlelagur)
to wet, moisten
(colloquial) to water
(geography) to wash land (of a body of water)
From Proto-Albanian*lag-, from Proto-Indo-European*legʰ-(“to lay, lie (down)”). Cognate with Ancient Greekλόχος(lókhos, “ambush, ambuscade, armed band”), Gothic𐌻𐌰𐌲𐌾𐌰𐌽(lagjan, “to lay”). Singular form of lagje.
troop, band, encampment
From Old Norselag, from Proto-Germanic*lagą. Doublet of lav(“guild”) and lov(“law”)
From Latinlacus, from Proto-Italic*lakus, from Proto-Indo-European*lókus(“lake, pool”).
(Sursilvan, Sutsilvan) lake
From Old Irishlac(“weak”)
From Old Swedishlagh, from Old Norselǫg. Cognate with Danishlov, Norwegianlov, Englishlaw.
Related to Old Norseleggja “to define”.
a law; a written or understood rule that concerns behaviours and the appropriate consequences thereof. Laws are usually associated with mores.
law; the body of written rules governing a society.
a law; a one-sided contract.
a law; an observed physical law.
(mathematics) a law; a statement that is true under specified conditions.
In the expression vara någon till lags(“to be of service to someone”), this is an ancient genitive controlled by the preposition till(“to”)
From Old Swedishlagher, from Old Norselǫgr, from Proto-Germanic*laguz, from Proto-Indo-European*lókus.
Cognate with Latinlacus.
(cooking) a water-based solution of sugar, salt and/or other spices; e.g. brine
From Old Swedishlagh, from Old Norselag. Derived from Old Norseleggja(“to lay”) or liggja(“to lie”).
a workgroup, a team; group of people which in sports compete together versus another team; or in general, work closely together
lag in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)
From Old Norselǫgr, from Proto-Germanic*laguz, from Proto-Indo-European*lókus(“lake, pond.”)
liquid, decoction of something
From Old Norselagn(“stratum, layer; due place; fellowship; cohabitation; etc.,”)pllǫg(“law, laws; participation or fellowship in law,”) from Proto-Germanic*lagą, from Proto-Indo-European*legʰ-(“to lie down.”)
the hay in the barn or the unthreshed grain, or the straw thereof
Bär mäg hit’n knipp bothti halm-lage
Carry to me a bundle of the straw lying in the barn!
Neuter definite plural laga and feminine definite singular laga are not distinguishable in form, but only through surrounding grammar.