What is slack?

  • (verb): Make less active or intense.
    Synonyms: slake, abate
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on slack, slacks:

Leonard Kwan
... Kwan (1931-2000) was one of the most influential Hawaiian slack-key guitarists to emerge in the period immediately preceding the Hawaiian Cultural Renaissance of the 1970s ... He made the first LP of slack key instrumentals, co-wrote the second slack key instruction book, and composed a number of pieces that have become part of the standard repertory ...
List Of Lakes Of Nova Scotia - Colchester County
45.27528°N 62.75028°W / 45.27528 -62.75028 (Pictou Lake) Slack Lake 45°30′42″N 63°33′8″W / 45.51167°N 63.55222°W / 45.51167 -63.55222 (Slack ...
Slack - Other
... Charlie Slack, American basketball player Slack (project management), a term used in project management The central belief of the Church of the SubGenius Small pieces of low-grade bituminous coal ... in dancehall music are often called "slack" ... Slacks, a synonym for trousers File slack, a kind of internal fragmentation The valley or trough between dunes ...
Slack Farm - 1987 Looting and Its Effects
... In 1987 the ten looters of Slack Farm paid $10,000 to a new landowner of the Slack Farm property for the right to dig at the site ... is now a felony, in part due to the controversy over Slack Farm) ... The looting of Slack Farm contributed to the passage of more stringent laws in the state of Kentucky relating to the protection of burials, sacred grounds, and indigenous/archaeological sites ...
Stuart Slack
... Stuart Slack was a top cyclist and author from the Isle of Man ... Slack met his wife, Jean, in 1957, getting married in 1962 ... Slack composed many popular Manx folk tunes, including "Laxey Wheel", "Laxey Girls", and "Foxdale Miner", and had a couple of songs banned from the local ...

More definitions of "slack":

  • (verb): Avoid responsibilities and work, be idle.
  • (adj): Not tense or taut.
    Example: "Slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"
    Synonyms: loose
  • (verb): Be inattentive to, or neglect.
    Example: "He slacks his attention"
  • (noun): Dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve.
  • (noun): A cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely.
    Example: "He took up the slack"
  • (adj): Flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide.
    Example: "Slack water"
  • (noun): The condition of being loose (not taut).
    Synonyms: slackness
  • (verb): Release tension on.
    Example: "Slack the rope"
  • (noun): A stretch of water without current or movement.
    Example: "Suddenly they were in slack water"
  • (adj): Lacking in rigor or strictness.
    Example: "Slack in maintaining discipline"
    Synonyms: lax
  • (verb): Cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water.
    Example: "Slack lime"
    Synonyms: slake
  • (adj): Lacking in strength or firmness or resilience.
    Example: "A slack grip"
    Synonyms: flaccid, lax, limp

Famous quotes containing the word slack:

    In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being.
    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)