Meaning of DRAG in English


vi to fish with a dragnet.

2. drag ·noun a confection; a comfit; a drug.

3. drag ·vt a heavy harrow, for breaking up ground.

4. drag ·vi to serve as a clog or hindrance; to hold back.

5. drag ·vt the act of dragging; anything which is dragged.

6. drag ·vt a heavy coach with seats on top; also, a heavy carriage.

7. drag ·vt motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if clogged.

8. drag ·vt a steel instrument for completing the dressing of soft stone.

9. drag ·vt the bottom part of a flask or mold, the upper part being the cope.

10. drag ·vt also, a skid or shoe, for retarding the motion of a carriage wheel.

11. drag ·vt hence, anything that retards; a clog; an obstacle to progress or enjoyment.

12. drag ·vt to draw along, as something burdensome; hence, to pass in pain or with difficulty.

13. drag ·vi to move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance with weary effort; to go on lingeringly.

14. drag ·vt a kind of sledge for conveying heavy bodies; also, a kind of low car or handcart; as, a stone drag.

15. drag ·vt a net, or an apparatus, to be drawn along the bottom under water, as in fishing, searching for drowned persons, ·etc.

xvi. drag ·vt anything towed in the water to retard a ship's progress, or to keep her head up to the wind; ·esp., a canvas bag with a hooped mouth, so used. ·see drag sail (below).

xvii. drag ·vi to be drawn along, as a rope or dress, on the ground; to trail; to be moved onward along the ground, or along the bottom of the sea, as an anchor that does not hold.

xviii. drag ·vt to break, as land, by drawing a drag or harrow over it; to harrow; to draw a drag along the bottom of, as a stream or other water; hence, to search, as by means of a drag.

xix. drag ·vt the difference between the speed of a screw steamer under sail and that of the screw when the ship outruns the screw; or between the propulsive effects of the different floats of a paddle wheel. ·see citation under drag, ·vi, 3.

xx. drag ·vt to draw slowly or heavily onward; to pull along the ground by main force; to haul; to trail;

— applied to drawing heavy or resisting bodies or those inapt for drawing, with labor, along the ground or other surface; as, to drag stone or timber; to drag a net in fishing.

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