Meaning of DRAG in English


/drag/ , v. , dragged, dragging , n. , adj.


1. to draw with force, effort, or difficulty; pull heavily or slowly along; haul; trail: They dragged the carpet out of the house.

2. to search with a drag, grapnel, or the like: They dragged the lake for the body of the missing man.

3. to level and smooth (land) with a drag or harrow.

4. to introduce; inject; insert: He drags his honorary degree into every discussion.

5. to protract (something) or pass (time) tediously or painfully (often fol. by out or on ): They dragged the discussion out for three hours.

6. to pull (a graphical image) from one place to another on a computer display screen, esp. by using a mouse.


7. to be drawn or hauled along.

8. to trail on the ground.

9. to move heavily or with effort.

10. to proceed or pass with tedious slowness: The parade dragged by endlessly.

11. to feel listless or apathetic; move listlessly or apathetically (often fol. by around ): This heat wave has everyone dragging around.

12. to lag behind.

13. to use a drag or grapnel; dredge.

14. to take part in a drag race.

15. to take a puff: to drag on a cigarette.

16. drag one's feet or heels , to act with reluctance; delay: The committee is dragging its feet coming to a decision.


17. Naut.

a. a designed increase of draft toward the stern of a vessel.

b. resistance to the movement of a hull through the water.

c. any of a number of weights dragged cumulatively by a vessel sliding down ways to check its speed.

d. any object dragged in the water, as a sea anchor.

e. any device for dragging the bottom of a body of water to recover or detect objects.

18. Agric. a heavy wooden or steel frame drawn over the ground to smooth it.

19. Slang. someone or something tedious; a bore: It's a drag having to read this old novel.

20. a stout sledge or sled.

21. Aeron. the aerodynamic force exerted on an airfoil, airplane, or other aerodynamic body that tends to reduce its forward motion.

22. a four-horse sporting and passenger coach with seats inside and on top.

23. a metal shoe to receive a wheel of heavy wagons and serve as a brake on steep grades.

24. something that retards progress.

25. an act of dragging.

26. slow, laborious movement or procedure; retardation.

27. a puff or inhalation on a cigarette, pipe, etc.

28. Hunting.

a. the scent left by a fox or other animal.

b. something, as aniseed, dragged over the ground to leave an artificial scent.

c. Also called drag hunt . a hunt, esp. a fox hunt, in which the hounds follow an artificial scent.

29. Angling.

a. a brake on a fishing reel.

b. the sideways pull on a fishline, as caused by a crosscurrent.

30. clothing characteristically associated with one sex when worn by a person of the opposite sex: a Mardi Gras ball at which many of the dancers were in drag.

31. clothing characteristic of a particular occupation or milieu: Two guests showed up in gangster drag.

32. Also called comb . Masonry. a steel plate with a serrated edge for dressing a stone surface.

33. Metall. the lower part of a flask. Cf. cope 2 (def. 5).

34. Slang. influence: He claims he has drag with his senator.

35. Slang. a girl or woman that one is escorting; date.

36. Informal. a street or thoroughfare, esp. a main street of a town or city.

37. See drag race .

38. Eastern New Eng. a sledge, as for carrying stones from a field.


39. marked by or involving the wearing of clothing characteristically associated with the opposite sex; transvestite.

[ 1350-1400; 1920-25 for def. 18; ME; both n. and v. prob. dragge grapnel, draggen to dredge, deriv. of drag- DRAW; defs. 29-30, 38, obscurely related to other senses and perh. a distinct word of independent orig. ]

Syn. 1. See draw. 11. linger, loiter.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .