rag

See also: rág, råg, and RAG

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EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse rǫgg ‎(tuft, shagginess). Cognate with Swedish ragg.

NounEdit

rag ‎(plural rags)

  1. (in the plural) Tattered clothes.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Dryden
      Virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.
  2. A piece of old cloth; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred, a tatter.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Milton
      Cowls, hoods, and habits, with their wearers, tossed, / And fluttered into rags.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Fuller
      Not having otherwise any rag of legality to cover the shame of their cruelty.
  3. A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Ben Jonson
      The other zealous rag is the compositor.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Spenser
      Upon the proclamation, they all came in, both tag and rag.
  4. A ragged edge in metalworking.
  5. (nautical, slang) A sail, or any piece of canvas.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Lowell
      Our ship was a clipper with every rag set.
  6. (slang, pejorative) A newspaper, magazine.
  7. (poker) A poor, low-ranking kicker.
    I have ace-four on my hand. In other words, I have ace-rag.
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TranslationsEdit
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VerbEdit

rag ‎(third-person singular simple present rags, present participle ragging, simple past and past participle ragged)

  1. (intransitive) To become tattered.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Etymology 2Edit

Unknown origin; perhaps the same word as Etymology 1, above.

NounEdit

rag ‎(plural rags)

  1. A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture; ragstone.
    • 2003, Peter Ackroyd, The Clerkenwell Tales, page 1:
      the three walls around the garden, each one of thirty-three feet, were built out of three layers of stone — pebble stone, flint and rag stone.

VerbEdit

rag ‎(third-person singular simple present rags, present participle ragging, simple past and past participle ragged)

  1. To break (ore) into lumps for sorting.
  2. To cut or dress roughly, as a grindstone.

Etymology 3Edit

Origin uncertain.

VerbEdit

rag ‎(third-person singular simple present rags, present participle ragging, simple past and past participle ragged)

  1. To scold or rail at; to rate; to tease; to torment; to banter.
  2. (Britain slang) To drive a car or another vehicle in a hard, fast or unsympathetic manner.
  3. To tease or torment, especially at a university; to bully, to haze.
  4. (music, obsolete) To add syncopation (to a tune) and thereby make it appropriate for a ragtime song.
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ReferencesEdit
  • 2001. The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: North America. Garland Publishing. Ellen Koskoff (Ed.). Pg. 651.

NounEdit

rag ‎(plural rags)

  1. (dated) A prank or practical joke.
  2. (Britain, Ireland) A society run by university students for the purpose of charitable fundraising.

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Etymology 4Edit

Perhaps from ragged. Compare later ragtime.

NounEdit

rag ‎(plural rags)

  1. (obsolete, US) An informal dance party featuring music played by African-American string bands. [19th c.]
  2. A ragtime song, dance or piece of music. [from 19th c.]
TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

rag ‎(third-person singular simple present rags, present participle ragging, simple past and past participle ragged)

  1. (transitive, informal) To play or compose (a piece, melody, etc.) in syncopated time.
  2. (intransitive, informal) To dance to ragtime music.

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BretonEdit

PrepositionEdit

rag

  1. before

DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Unknown, only found to related to West Frisian reach, though possibly more distantly to Old Saxon raginna ‎(rough hair), Old English ragu ‎(moss).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rag n ‎(plural raggen, diminutive ragje n)

  1. spider silk
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Etymology 2Edit

From English rag.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

rag n ‎(plural rags, diminutive ragje n)

  1. A piece of ragtime music.

GermanEdit

VerbEdit

rag

  1. Imperative singular of ragen.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of ragen.

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from ragad. Created during the Hungarian language reform which took place in the 18th–19th centuries.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rag ‎(plural ragok)

  1. (grammar) suffix, affix, case ending

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (plural in -ok, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative rag ragok
accusative ragot ragokat
dative ragnak ragoknak
instrumental raggal ragokkal
causal-final ragért ragokért
translative raggá ragokká
terminative ragig ragokig
essive-formal ragként ragokként
essive-modal
inessive ragban ragokban
superessive ragon ragokon
adessive ragnál ragoknál
illative ragba ragokba
sublative ragra ragokra
allative raghoz ragokhoz
elative ragból ragokból
delative ragról ragokról
ablative ragtól ragoktól
Possessive forms of rag
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. ragom ragjaim
2nd person sing. ragod ragjaid
3rd person sing. ragja ragjai
1st person plural ragunk ragjaink
2nd person plural ragotok ragjaitok
3rd person plural ragjuk ragjaik

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LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

rag

  1. rafsi of rango.

North FrisianEdit

NounEdit

rag m ‎(plural rager)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) (anatomy) back

Scottish GaelicEdit

SomaliEdit

NounEdit

rag ?

  1. man
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