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lazy

LA'ZY, a. [L. laxus, and it is doubtful whether this is of the same family.]

1. Disinclined to action or exertion; naturally or habitually slothful; sluggish; indolent; averse to labor; heavy in motion.

Wicked men will ever live like rogues, and not fall to work, but be lazy and spend victuals.

2. Slow; moving slowly or apparently with labor; as a lazy stream.

The night-owl's lazy flight.



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LA'ZY, a. [L. laxus, and it is doubtful whether this is of the same family.]

1. Disinclined to action or exertion; naturally or habitually slothful; sluggish; indolent; averse to labor; heavy in motion.

Wicked men will ever live like rogues, and not fall to work, but be lazy and spend victuals.

2. Slow; moving slowly or apparently with labor; as a lazy stream.

The night-owl's lazy flight.

LA'ZY, a. [G. lass, lässig; W. llesg. The Fr. lâche is from L. laxus, and it is doubtful whether this is of the same family.]

  1. Disinclined to action or exertion; naturally or habitually slothful; sluggish; indolent; averse to labor; heavy in motion. Wicked men will ever live like rogues, and not fall to work, but be lazy and spend victuals. – Bacon.
  2. Slow; moving slowly or apparently with labor; as, a lazy stream. The night-owl's lazy flight. – Shak.

La"zy
  1. Disinclined to action or exertion; averse to labor; idle; shirking work.

    Bacon.
  2. Inactive; slothful; slow; sluggish; as, a lazy stream.

    "The night owl's lazy flight." Shak.
  3. Wicked; vicious.

    [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] B. Jonson.

    Lazy tongs, a system of jointed bars capable of great extension, originally made for picking up something at a distance, now variously applied in machinery.

    Syn. -- Idle; indolent; sluggish; slothful. See Idle.

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Lazy

LA'ZY, adjective [Latin laxus, and it is doubtful whether this is of the same family.]

1. Disinclined to action or exertion; naturally or habitually slothful; sluggish; indolent; averse to labor; heavy in motion.

Wicked men will ever live like rogues, and not fall to work, but be lazy and spend victuals.

2. Slow; moving slowly or apparently with labor; as a lazy stream.

The night-owl's lazy flight.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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PRI'VATE, a. [L. privatus, from privo, to bereave, properly to strip or separate; privus, singular, several, peculiar to one's self, that is, separate; rapio, diripio, eripio; privo for perivo or berivo.]

1. Properly, separate; unconnected with others; hence, peculiar to one's self; belonging to or concerning an individual only; as a man's private opinion, business or concerns; private property; the king's private purse; a man's private expenses. Charge the money to my private account in the company's books.

2. Peculiar to a number in a joint concern, to a company or body politic; as the private interest of a family, of a company or of a state; opposed to public, or to the general interest of nations.

3. Sequestered from company or observation; secret; secluded; as a private cell; a private room or apartment; private prayer.

4. Not publicly known; not open; as a private negotiation.

5. Not invested with public office or employment; as a private man or citizen; private lift.

A private person may arrest a felon.

6. Individual; personal; in contradistinction from public or national; as private interest.

Private way, in law, is a way or passage in which a man has an interest and right, though the ground may belong to another person. In common language, a private way may be a secret way, one not known or public.

A private act or statute, is one which operates on an individual or company only; opposed to a general law, which operates on the whole community.

A private nuance or wrong, is one which affects an individual.

In private, secretly; not openly or publicly.

PRI'VATE, n. A secret message; particular business. [Unusual.]

1. A common soldier.

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