lax (plural laxes)
- (now chiefly Britain dialectal, Scotland) A salmon.
From Latin laxus (“wide, roomy, loose”)
lax (comparative laxer, superlative laxest)
- lenient and allowing for deviation; not strict.
- The rules are fairly lax, but you have to know which ones you can bend.
- J. A. Symonds
- Society at that epoch was lenient, if not lax, in matters of the passions.
- loose; not tight or taut.
- The rope fell lax.
- the flesh of that sort of fish being lax and spongy
- lacking care; neglectful, negligent
2011 October 1, Phil Dawkes, “Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom”, in BBC Sport:
- Prior to this match, Albion had only scored three league goals all season, but Wes Brown's lax marking allowed Morrison to head in their fourth from a Chris Brunt free-kick and then, a minute later, the initial squandering of possession and Michael Turner's lack of pace let Long run through to slot in another.
- (archaic) Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.
not strict; lenient; allowing for deviation
- Armenian: մեղմ (hy) (mełm)
- Czech: uvolněný, laxní (cs)
- Finnish: löysä (fi), höllä (fi), väljä (fi)
- French: laxiste (fr) m, f
- Georgian: არამკაცრი (aramḳacri), ლმობიერი (lmobieri), ტოლერანტული (ṭoleranṭuli)
- German: lax (de)
- Greek: επιεικής (el) m, f (epieikís), ελαστικός (el) m (elastikós), χαλαρός (el) m (chalarós)
- Hungarian: laza (hu), rugalmas (hu)
- Greek: ευκοίλιος (el) m (efkoílios)
- (slang) Lacrosse.
- 2010, Kate Kingsley, Pretty on the Outside (page 79)
- “I'm not playing lax this term,” Mimah said.
Old Norse lax, from Proto-Germanic *lahsaz.
lax m (genitive singular lax, nominative plural laxar)
declension of lax
- laxbleikur litur m
From Proto-Italic *laks, from the same source as laciō (“entice”).
lax f (genitive lacis); third declension
- deception, fraud
↑ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “laciō”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 321
From Old Norse lax, from Proto-Germanic *lahsaz. The 1000kr meaning comes from the color of the 1000kr bill which was the same color as a salmon.
- (slang) a bill with nominal value 1000 kronor or the corresponding amount of money