LAG, a. [This word belongs to the root of slack, slow, sluggish, languish, long; Gr. See the Verb.]

1. Coming after or behind; slow; sluggish; tardy.

2. Last; long delayed; as the lag end.

[This adjective is not now in use.]

LAG, n.

1. The lowest class; the rump; the fag end.

2. He that comes behind. [Not in use.]

LAG, v.i. [Eng. to flag, and flacceo, langueo, to languish, &c. The sense is to extend or draw out, or to become lax or loose.]

To walk or move slowly; to loiter; to stay behind.

I shall not lag behind.