slow Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "slow" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

slowadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /sloʊ/
lacking speed; not fast or quick: He was far too slow to catch me. We were slow to understand how we could use computers in our work. A clock or watch that is slow shows a time that is earlier than the correct time. A person who is slow does not understand or learn things quickly: a class for slower students
slow
adverb [-er/-est only]  us   /sloʊ/
You’re driving too slow.
slowly
adverb  us   /ˈsloʊ·li/
The medication took effect slowly.

slowverb [I/T]

 us   /sloʊ/
to reduce speed or activity, or to make something do this: [I] Traffic slowed to a crawl. [T] There's still a chance to slow the spread of the disease.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of slow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of slow?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“slow” in American English

Definitions of “slow” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
poke

to greet someone on a social networking website by leaving them a special short message

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More