Definition of Drag

1. Noun. The phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid.

Exact synonyms: Retarding Force
Generic synonyms: Resistance
Specialized synonyms: Sonic Barrier, Sound Barrier, Windage



2. Verb. Pull, as against a resistance. "These worries were dragging at him"
Generic synonyms: Draw, Force, Pull
Specialized synonyms: Pull Along, Schlep, Shlep, Trail, Train
Also: Drag In
Derivative terms: Dragger

3. Noun. Something that slows or delays progress. "Too many laws are a drag on the use of new land"

4. Verb. Draw slowly or heavily. "Haul nets"
Exact synonyms: Cart, Hale, Haul
Generic synonyms: Draw, Force, Pull
Specialized synonyms: Bouse, Bowse
Derivative terms: Dragger, Dragger, Haul, Haulage, Hauler, Hauling

5. Noun. Something tedious and boring. "Peeling potatoes is a drag"
Generic synonyms: Tediousness, Tedium, Tiresomeness
Language type: Colloquialism

6. Verb. Force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action. "Don't drag me into this business"
Exact synonyms: Drag In, Embroil, Sweep, Sweep Up, Tangle
Generic synonyms: Involve
Derivative terms: Embroilment

7. Noun. Clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man). "The waitresses looked like missionaries in drag"

8. Verb. Move slowly and as if with great effort.
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel

9. Noun. A slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke). "He took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"
Exact synonyms: Puff, Pull
Group relationships: Smoke, Smoking
Generic synonyms: Aspiration, Breathing In, Inhalation, Inspiration, Intake
Specialized synonyms: Toke
Derivative terms: Puff, Puff

10. Verb. To lag or linger behind. "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"
Exact synonyms: Drop Back, Drop Behind, Get Behind, Hang Back, Trail
Generic synonyms: Dawdle, Fall Back, Fall Behind, Lag
Derivative terms: Trailer

11. Noun. The act of dragging (pulling with force). "The drag up the hill exhausted him"
Generic synonyms: Pull, Pulling

12. Verb. Suck in or take (air). "Draw on a cigarette"
Exact synonyms: Draw, Puff
Generic synonyms: Breathe In, Inhale, Inspire
Entails: Smoke
Derivative terms: Puff

13. Verb. Use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu. "Drag this icon to the lower right hand corner of the screen"
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move

14. Verb. Walk without lifting the feet. "The children drag to the playground"
Exact synonyms: Scuff
Generic synonyms: Scuffle, Shamble, Shuffle
Derivative terms: Scuff, Scuffer

15. Verb. Search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost. "The men drag for animals in the area"
Exact synonyms: Dredge
Generic synonyms: Look For, Search, Seek
Derivative terms: Dredge

16. Verb. Persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting. ; "He dragged me away from the television set"
Generic synonyms: Persuade

17. Verb. Proceed for an extended period of time. "The speech dragged on for two hours"
Exact synonyms: Drag On, Drag Out
Generic synonyms: Go, Proceed

Definition of Drag

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. 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.

4. n. The act of dragging; anything which is dragged.

Definition of Drag

1. Verb. (transitive) To pull along a surface or through a medium, sometimes with difficulty. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To move slowly. ¹

3. Verb. To act or proceed slowly or without enthusiasm; to be reluctant. ¹

4. Verb. (computing) To move a mouse cursor while holding down a button on the mouse, often to move something on the screen. ¹

5. Verb. To unintentionally rub or scrape on a surface ¹

6. Verb. To perform as a drag queen or drag king ¹

7. Noun. Resistance of the air (or some other fluid) to something moving through it. ¹

8. Noun. (countable foundry) The bottom part of a sand casting mold. ¹

9. Noun. A device dragged along the bottom of a body of water in search of something, e.g. a dead body. ¹

10. Noun. (countable informal) A puff on a cigarette or joint. ¹

11. Noun. (countable slang) Someone or something that is annoying or frustrating. ¹

12. Noun. (countable slang) Someone or something that is disappointing. ¹

13. Noun. (countable slang) Horse-drawn wagon or buggy. (defdate from mid-18th c.) ¹

14. Noun. (countable slang) Street, as in 'main drag'. (defdate from mid-19th c.) ¹

15. Noun. The scent-path left by dragging a fox, for training hounds to follow scents. ¹

16. Noun. (countable snooker) A large amount of backspin on the cue ball, causing the cue ball to slow down. ¹

17. Noun. (uncountable slang) Women's clothing worn by men for the purpose of entertainment.(defdate from late 19th c.) ¹

18. Noun. (uncountable slang) Any type of clothing or costume associated with a particular occupation or subculture. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Drag

1. to pull along the ground [v DRAGGED, DRAGGING, DRAGS]

Medical Definition of Drag

1. 1. 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 labour, along the ground or other surface; as, to drag stone or timber; to drag a net in fishing. "Dragged by the cords which through his feet were thrust." (Denham) "The grossness of his nature will have weight to drag thee down." (Tennyson) "A needless Alexandrine ends the song That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along." (Pope) 2. 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. "Then while I dragged my brains for such a song." (Tennyson) 3. To draw along, as something burdensome; hence, to pass in pain or with difficulty. "Have dragged a lingering life." (Dryden) To drag an anchor, to trail it along the bottom when the anchor will not hold the ship. Synonym: See Draw. Origin: OE. Draggen; akin to Sw. Dragga to search with a grapnel, fr. Dragg grapnel, fr. Draga to draw, the same word as E. Draw. See Draw. 1. 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. 2. To move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance with weary effort; to go on lingeringly. "The day drags through, though storms keep out the sun." (Byron) "Long, open panegyric drags at best." (Gay) 3. To serve as a clog or hindrance; to hold back. "A propeller is said to drag when the sails urge the vessel faster than the revolutions of the screw can propel her." (Russell) 4. To fish with a dragnet. 1. The act of dragging; anything which is dragged. 2. A net, or an apparatus, to be drawn along the bottom under water, as in fishing, searching for drowned persons, etc. 3. A kind of sledge for conveying heavy bodies; also, a kind of low car or handcart; as, a stone drag. 4. A heavy coach with seats on top; also, a heavy carriage. 5. A heavy harrow, for breaking up ground. 6. Anything towed in the water to retard a ship's progress, or to keep her head up to the wind; especially, a canvas bag with a hooped mouth, so used. See Drag sail (below). Also, a skid or shoe, for retarding the motion of a carriage wheel. Hence, anything that retards; a clog; an obstacle to progress or enjoyment. "My lectures were only a pleasure to me, and no drag." (J. D. Forbes) 7. Motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if clogged. "Had a drag in his walk." 8. The bottom part of a flask or mold, the upper part being the cope. 9. A steel instrument for completing the dressing of soft stone. 10. 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. Drag sail, a spiral hook at the end of a rod for cleaning drilled holes. See: Drag, and cf. Dray a cart, and 1st Dredge. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drag

draftings
draftnik
draftniks
drafts
draftsman
draftsmanly
draftsmanship
draftsmanships
draftsmen
draftspeople
draftsperson
draftspersons
draftswoman
draftswomen
drafty
drag (current term)
drag-drop
drag-net
drag-nets
drag-queen
drag-rope
drag a bunt
drag and drop
drag bit
drag bunt
drag bunts
drag coefficient
drag down
drag in
drag king

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