adjective, laxer, laxest.
not strict or severe; careless or negligent:
lax morals; a lax attitude toward discipline.
loose or slack; not tense, rigid, or firm:
a lax rope; a lax handshake.
not rigidly exact or precise; vague:
open, loose, or not retentive, as diarrheal bowels.
(of a person) having the bowels unusually loose or open.
open or not compact; having a loosely cohering structure; porous:
lax tissue; lax texture.
Phonetics. (of a vowel) articulated with relatively relaxed tongue muscles.
Compare 1 (def 4).
lacking firmness; not strict
lacking precision or definition
(phonetics) (of a speech sound) pronounced with little muscular effort and consequently having relatively imprecise accuracy of articulation and little temporal duration. In English the vowel i in bit is lax
(of flower clusters) having loosely arranged parts
c.1400, “loose” (in reference to bowels), from Latin laxus “wide, loose, open,” figuratively “loose, free, wide,” from PIE root *(s)leg- “to be slack, be languid” (cf. Greek legein “to leave off, stop,” lagos “hare,” literally “with drooping ears,” lagnos “lustful, lascivious,” lagaros “slack, hollow, shrunken;” Latin languere “to be faint, weary,” languidis “faint, weak, dull, sluggish, languid”). Of rules, discipline, etc., attested from mid-15c.
“salmon,” from Old English leax (see lox).
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[lahks-nes] /ˈlɑks nɛs/ noun 1. Halldór Kiljan [hahl-dohr kil-yahn] /ˈhɑl doʊr ˈkɪl yɑn/ (Show IPA), 1902–98, Icelandic writer: Nobel Prize 1955. /ˈlaxsnɛs/ noun 1. Halldór (Kiljan) (haldəʊr). 1902–98, Icelandic novelist, noted for his treatment of rural working life in Iceland. His works include Salka Valka (1932) and Independent People (1935). Nobel prize for literature 1955
[ley] /leɪ/ verb (used with object), laid, laying. 1. to put or place in a horizontal position or position of rest; set down: to lay a book on a desk. 2. to knock or beat down, as from an erect position; strike or throw to the ground: One punch laid him low. 3. to put […]
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verb phrase To leave black rubber marks on the road by accelerating a car rapidly (1940s+ Teenagers)
[ley-uh-bout] /ˈleɪ əˌbaʊt/ noun, Chiefly British. 1. a lazy or idle person; loafer. /ˈleɪəˌbaʊt/ noun 1. a lazy person; loafer verb 2. (preposition, usually intransitive or reflexive) (old-fashioned) to hit out with violent and repeated blows in all directions n. “habitual loafer,” 1932, from lay (v.) + about. One who “lays about” the house, etc. […]