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6 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rag \Rag\, verb (used with an object)

1. (Music) To play or compose (a piece, melody, etc.) in syncopated time. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. To dance to ragtime music, esp. in some manner considered indecorous. [Colloq. or Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Ragabash

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rag \Rag\ (r[a^]g), verb (used with an object) [Cf. Icel. r[ae]gja to calumniate, OHG. ruogen to accuse, G. r["u]gen to censure, AS. wr[=e]gan, Goth. wr[=o]hjan to accuse.] To scold or rail at; to rate; to tease; to torment; to banter. [Prov. Eng.] --Pegge.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rag \Rag\, noun [OE. ragge, probably of Scand, origin; cf. Icel. r["o]gg a tuft, shagginess, Sw. ragg rough hair. Cf. {Rug}, n.]

1. A piece of cloth torn off; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred; a tatter; a fragment.

Cowls, hoods, and habits, with their wearers, tossed, And fluttered into rags. --Milton.

Not having otherwise any rag of legality to cover the shame of their cruelty. --Fuller.

2. pl. Hence, mean or tattered attire; worn-out dress.

And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm. --Dryden.

3. A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin.

The other zealous rag is the compositor. --B. Jonson.

Upon the proclamation, they all came in, both tag and rag. --Spenser.

4. (Geol.) A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture.

5. (Metal Working) A ragged edge.

6. A sail, or any piece of canvas. [Nautical Slang]

Our ship was a clipper with every rag set. --Lowell.

{Rag bolt}, an iron pin with barbs on its shank to retain it in place.

{Rag carpet}, a carpet of which the weft consists of narrow strips of cloth sewed together, end to end.

{Rag dust}, fine particles of ground-up rags, used in making papier-mach['e] and wall papers.

{Rag wheel}. (a) A chain wheel; a sprocket wheel. (b) A polishing wheel made of disks of cloth clamped together on a mandrel.

{Rag wool}, wool obtained by tearing woolen rags into fine bits, shoddy.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rag \Rag\ (r[a^]g), verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Ragged} (r[a^]gd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Ragging} (r[a^]g"g[i^]ng).] To become tattered. [Obs.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rag \Rag\, verb (used with an object)

1. To break (ore) into lumps for sorting.

2. To cut or dress roughly, as a grindstone.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

rag

noun

1: a small piece of cloth or paper [syn: {rag}, {shred}, {tag}, {tag end}, {tatter}]

2: a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities [syn: {rag}, {rag week}]

3: music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano) [syn: {ragtime}, {rag}]

4: newspaper with half-size pages [syn: {tabloid}, {rag}, {sheet}]

5: a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)

verb

1: treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher" [syn: {torment}, {rag}, {bedevil}, {crucify}, {dun}, {frustrate}]

2: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves" [syn: {annoy}, {rag}, {get to}, {bother}, {get at}, {irritate}, {rile}, {nark}, {nettle}, {gravel}, {vex}, {chafe}, {devil}]

3: play in ragtime; "rag that old tune"

4: harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie" [syn: {tease}, {razz}, {rag}, {cod}, {tantalize}, {tantalise}, {bait}, {taunt}, {twit}, {rally}, {ride}]

5: censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup" [syn: {call on the carpet}, {take to task}, {rebuke}, {rag}, {trounce}, {reproof}, {lecture}, {reprimand}, {jaw}, {dress down}, {call down}, {scold}, {chide}, {berate}, {bawl out}, {remonstrate}, {chew out}, {chew up}, {have words}, {lambaste}, {lambast}]

6: break into lumps before sorting; "rag ore"

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