• (British, America) IPA: /læks/

lax (plural laxes)

  1. (now, chiefly, UK dialectal, Scotland) A salmon.

lax (comparative laxer, superlative laxest)

  1. Lenient and allowing for deviation; not strict.
    The rules are fairly lax, but you have to know which ones you can bend.
    • Society at that epoch was lenient, if not lax, in matters of the passions.
  2. Loose; not tight or taut.
    The rope fell lax.
    • the flesh of that sort of fish being lax and spongy
  3. Lacking care; neglectful, negligent.
  4. (archaic) Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.
  5. (maths) Describing an associative monoidal functor.
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lax (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Lacrosse.
    • 2010, Kate Kingsley, Pretty on the Outside (page 79)
      “I'm not playing lax this term,” Mimah said.


lax (uncountable)

  1. IATA airport code for Los Angeles International Airport.
    • 1975, John H. Reed, Transportation Safety Board, Safety Information, p. 30:
      I have visited more than half a dozen carrier training facilities, spent over 150 hours on jumpseats, piloted a Lockheed 1011 from MIA to LAX, visited numerous towers, rapcons, and centers, and discussed our commercial Air Transport System with everyone involved.

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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