"drag" Definition

  1. n. A confection; a comfit; a drug.
  2. v. t. 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.
  3. v. t. 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.
  4. v. t. To draw along, as something burdensome; hence, to pass in pain or with difficulty.
  5. v. i. 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.
  6. v. i. To move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance with weary effort; to go on lingeringly.
  7. v. i. To serve as a clog or hindrance; to hold back.
  8. v. i. To fish with a dragnet.
  9. v. t. The act of dragging; anything which is dragged.
  10. v. t. A net, or an apparatus, to be drawn along the bottom under water, as in fishing, searching for drowned persons, etc.
  11. v. t. A kind of sledge for conveying heavy bodies; also, a kind of low car or handcart; as, a stone drag.
  12. v. t. A heavy coach with seats on top; also, a heavy carriage.
  13. v. t. A heavy harrow, for breaking up ground.
  14. v. t. 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).
  15. v. t. Also, a skid or shoe, for retarding the motion of a carriage wheel.
  16. v. t. Hence, anything that retards; a clog; an obstacle to progress or enjoyment.
  17. v. t. Motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if clogged.
  18. v. t. The bottom part of a flask or mold, the upper part being the cope.
  19. v. t. A steel instrument for completing the dressing of soft stone.
  20. v. t. 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, v. i., 3.

More About drag

Position in dictionary: 30153 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. i., v. i., v. i., v. i., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t.,
Words that start with "drag": 31
Words that end with "drag": 2
Words that contain "drag": 52
Next words in dictionary: dragantine, dragbar, dragbolt, dragees, dragged
Previous words in dictionary: draftsman, drafting, drafted, draft, draffy

English Dictionary Definition of drag

Read all of this dictionary's definitions for the word "drag" on this page. Also learn the word type, other words that start with, end with or contain this word, the position in the dictionary and the next and previous terms. The historical definitions of the word "drag" found on this page is taken from the 1913 edition of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.