Definition of Rag

1. Verb. Treat cruelly. "The performance is likely to rag Sue"; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

2. Noun. A small piece of cloth or paper.
Exact synonyms: Shred, Tag, Tag End, Tatter
Generic synonyms: Piece Of Cloth, Piece Of Material
Specialized synonyms: Pine-tar Rag
Derivative terms: Shred

3. Verb. Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations. "The performance is likely to rag Sue"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

4. Noun. A week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities.
Exact synonyms: Rag Week
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
Generic synonyms: Hebdomad, Week
Terms within: Rag Day

5. Verb. Play in ragtime. "They will rag the duet"; "Rag that old tune"
Category relationships: Music, Music
Generic synonyms: Play, Spiel

6. Noun. Music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano).
Exact synonyms: Ragtime
Generic synonyms: Dance Music

7. Verb. Harass with persistent criticism or carping. "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"

8. Noun. Newspaper with half-size pages.
Exact synonyms: Sheet, Tabloid
Generic synonyms: Newspaper, Paper

9. Verb. Censure severely or angrily. "Sam cannot rag Sue "; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"

10. Noun. A boisterous practical joke (especially by college students).

11. Verb. Break into lumps before sorting. "Rag ore"
Category relationships: Excavation, Mining
Generic synonyms: Break Up, Fragment, Fragmentise, Fragmentize

Definition of Rag

1. v. t. To scold or rail at; to rate; to tease; to torment; to banter.

2. n. A piece of cloth torn off; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred; a tatter; a fragment.

3. v. i. To become tattered.

4. v. t. To break (ore) into lumps for sorting.

5. v. t. To play or compose (a piece, melody, etc.) in syncopated time.

Definition of Rag

1. Noun. A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture; ragstone. ¹

2. Noun. (in the plural) Tattered clothes. ¹

3. Noun. A piece of old cloth; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred, a tatter. ¹

4. Noun. A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin. ¹

5. Noun. A ragged edge. ¹

6. Noun. A sail, or any piece of canvas. ¹

7. Noun. (slang pejorative) A newspaper, magazine. ¹

8. Noun. (context: poker slang) A card that appears to help no one. ¹

9. Noun. (context: poker slang) A low card. ¹

10. Verb. To scold or rail at; to rate; to tease; to torment; to banter. ¹

11. Verb. (British slang) To drive a car or another vehicle in a hard, fast or unsympathetic manner. ¹

12. Verb. To tease or torment, especially at a university; to bully, to haze. ¹

13. Noun. (dated) A prank or practical joke. ¹

14. Noun. (obsolete US) An informal dance party featuring music played by African-American string bands. (defdate 19th c.) ¹

15. Noun. A ragtime song, dance or piece of music. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

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Definition of Rag

1. to scold [v RAGGED, RAGGING, RAGS] - See also: scold

Medical Definition of Rag

1. 1. A piece of cloth torn off; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred; a tatter; a fragment. "Cowls, hoods, and habits, with their wearers, tossed, And fluttered into rags." (Milton) "Not having otherwise any rag of legality to cover the shame of their cruelty." (Fuller) 2. Hence, mean or tattered attire; worn-out dress. "And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm." (Dryden) 3. A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin. "The other zealous rag is the compositor." (B. Jonson) "Upon the proclamation, they all came in, both tag and rag." (Spenser) 4. A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture. 5. A ragged edge. 6. A sail, or any piece of canvas. "Our ship was a clipper with every rag set." (Lowell) 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 of cloth sewed together, end to end. Rag dust, fine particles of ground-up rags, used in making papier-mache and wall papers. Rag wheel. A chain wheel; a sprocket wheel. 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. Origin: OE. Ragge, probably of Scand, origin; cf. Icel. Rogg rough hair. Cf. Rug. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rag

rag (current term)
rag-and-bone shop
rag and bone men
rag bagger
rag baggers
rag day
rag doll

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