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Definition of RAG

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Rag \Rag\ (r[a^]g), v. t. [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. [1913 Webster]

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

Rag \Rag\, n. [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. [1913 Webster]

              Cowls, hoods, and habits, with their wearers, tossed, And fluttered into rags.              --Milton. [1913 Webster]

              Not having otherwise any rag of legality to cover the shame of their cruelty.           --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

     2. pl. Hence, mean or tattered attire; worn-out dress. [1913 Webster]

              And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     3. A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin.
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              The other zealous rag is the compositor. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

              Upon the proclamation, they all came in, both tag and rag.                              --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Geol.) A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Metal Working) A ragged edge.
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     6. A sail, or any piece of canvas. [Nautical Slang] [1913 Webster]

              Our ship was a clipper with every rag set. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]

     {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. [1913 Webster]

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

Rag \Rag\ (r[a^]g), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ragged} (r[a^]gd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Ragging} (r[a^]g"g[i^]ng).] To become tattered. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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

Rag \Rag\, v. t.
     1. To break (ore) into lumps for sorting.
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     2. To cut or dress roughly, as a grindstone.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Rag \Rag\, v. t.
     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

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

316 Moby Thesaurus words for "rag":
     abuse, acid rock, act drop, afterglow, afterimage, andante tempo, apparel, array, asbestos, asbestos board, attire, avant-garde jazz, backdrop, balance, ballroom music, banter, bark at, baste, batten, bawl out, beat, bebop, bedizenment, berate, betongue, blacken, boltrope, bones, boogie-woogie, bop, border, butt, butt end, candle ends, canvas, carpet, chaff, chew, chew out, clew, cloth, clothes, clothing, compound time, costume, coulisse, counterweight, country rock, cringle, crowd of sail, culm, curtain, curtain board, cyclorama, daily, daily newspaper, dance music, dances, deadwood, debris, decor, deride, detritus, dishwater, draff, drapery, dregs, dress, dressing, drop, drop curtain, duds, duple time, dust, earing, end, etoffe, execrate, extra, extra edition, fabric, fag end, fashion, fatigues, feathers, felt, fig, filings, fire curtain, flat, flipper, folk rock, fool, foot, fore-and-aft sail, fossil, frock, fulminate against, fun, garb, garbage, garment, garments, gash, gazette, gear, goods, gown, grin at, guise, habiliment, habit, hanging, hard rock, haze, head, hogwash, hold in derision, holdover, hot jazz, husks, investiture, investment, jape, jaw, jazz, jest, jive, joke, jolly, josh, kid, lace, largo, laugh at, laugh to scorn, leavings, leech, lees, leftovers, linen, load with reproaches, luff, mainstream jazz, make fun of, make game of, make merry with, march tempo, material, mixed times, musical suite, muslin, napery, national newspaper, needle, neighborhood newspaper, news, newspaper, newspaper of record, odds and ends, offal, offscourings, old clothes, orts, pan, paper, parings, pillory, plain sail, play jazz, point at, poke fun at, potsherds, press of sail, presto, put on, put one on, rags, ragtime, rail, rail at, raiment, rally, rant, raspings, rate, rave against, razz, reduced sail, reef point, reefed sail, refuse, relics, remainder, remains, remnant, residue, residuum, rest, revile, rhythm-and-blues, rib, ride, ridicule, roach, roast, robe, robes, rock, rock-and-roll, rubato, rubbish, ruins, rump, sail, sawdust, scene, scenery, scourings, scrap iron, scraps, screen, scum, sextuple time, shadow, shards, shavings, sheet, side scene, silk, simple time, slack, slag, slop, slops, smile at, snicker at, snigger at, special, special edition, sportswear, square sail, stage screw, straw, stubble, stuff, stump, style, suite, suite of dances, survival, sweepings, swill, swing, syncopate, syncopated music, syncopation, syncope, tab, tableau, tabloid, tares, tatters, tease, teaser, tempo, tempo rubato, textile, textile fabric, texture, the new music, threads, three-quarter time, thunder against, time, time pattern, timing, tissu, tissue, togs, toilette, tongue-lash, tormentor, trace, transformation, transformation scene, trim, triple time, triplet, twit, two-four time, vestige, vestment, vesture, vilify, vituperate, waltz time, wastage, waste, waste matter, wastepaper, wear, wearing apparel, weave, web, weeds, weekly, weekly newspaper, weft, wing, wingcut, woodcut, woof, wool, yell at, yelp at


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