Definitions of drag

  1. To bang so low as to trail on the ground; to fish with a drag; to be drawn along; to proceed slowly and heavily. To drag an anchor, to draw or trail it along the bottom when loosened, or when the anchor will not hold the ship.
  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.
  3. To draw along, as something burdensome; hence, to pass in pain or with difficulty.
  4. The act of dragging; anything which is dragged.
  5. A net, or an apparatus, to be drawn along the bottom under water, as in fishing, searching for drowned persons, etc.
  6. A kind of sledge for conveying heavy bodies; also, a kind of low car or handcart; as, a stone drag.
  7. A heavy coach with seats on top; also, a heavy carriage.
  8. A heavy harrow, for breaking up ground.
  9. Also, a skid or shoe, for retarding the motion of a carriage wheel.
  10. Hence, anything that retards; a clog; an obstacle to progress or enjoyment.
  11. Motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if clogged.
  12. The bottom part of a flask or mold, the upper part being the cope.
  13. A steel instrument for completing the dressing of soft stone.
  14. 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.
  15. 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 sail ( below).
  16. To pull or draw along by force; draw along slowly or heavily; haul; tug; search by drawing a net or ( traw) along the bottom of ( the water).
  17. To draw by force: to draw slowly: to pull roughly and violently: to explore with a dragnet.
  18. To be drawn along the ground; trail; move with difficulty or slowly.
  19. To pull with force or with difficulty; draw along; search with a drag- net.
  20. To pull along by main force; haul.
  21. To search by draging, as for a dead body; search carefully.
  22. 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.
  23. To move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance with weary effort; to go on lingeringly.
  24. To serve as a clog or hindrance; to hold back.
  25. To fish with a dragnet.
  26. To trail along the ground; to move heavily; to lag behind;.
  27. proceed for an extended period of time; " The speech dragged on for two hours"
  28. persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting; " He dragged me away from the television set"
  29. suck in or take, as of air; " draw a deep breath"; " draw on a cigarette"
  30. pull, as against a resistance; " He dragged the big suitcase behind him"; " These worries were dragging at him"
  31. 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"
  32. walk without lifting the feet
  33. To move slowly or heavily.
  34. To dredge.
  35. To draw along the ground by main force; to break land by drawing a drag or harrow over it; to draw slowly, as if heavy and tiresome; to draw along in contempt as unworthy to be carried; to haul about roughly and forcibly; to explore with a drag.
  36. To draw along heavily or slowly; to pull by main force; to pull forcibly or roughly; to draw a heavy body along at the bottom, as of a river or other water; to hang so low as to trail on the ground.
  37. Dragging.
  38. the act of dragging ( pulling with force); " the drag up the hill exhausted him"
  39. a slow inhalation ( as of tobacco smoke); " he took a puff on his pipe"; " he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"
  40. the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
  41. clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex ( especially women's clothing when worn by a man); " he went to the party dressed in drag"; " the waitresses looked like missionaries in drag"
  42. something tedious and boring; " peeling potatoes is a drag"
  43. something that slows or delays progress; " taxation is a drag on the economy"; " too many laws are a drag on the use of new land"
  44. suck in or take ( air); " draw a deep breath"; " draw on a cigarette"
  45. move slowly and as if with great effort
  46. A confection; a comfit; a drug.
  47. 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.
  48. 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).
  49. A net or hook for dragging along to catch things under water: a heavy harrow: a low car or cart: a contrivance for retarding carriage wheels in going down slopes: any obstacle to progress.
  50. Net or hook dragged over the bottom of water; sledge; contrivance for checking the motion of a vehicle; obstacle or impediment.
  51. The act of dragging, or that which drags or is dragged; a clog; impediment; brake.
  52. A long, high, four wheeled carriage.
  53. A contrivance for dragging and dredging under water; a heavy kind of harrow; a contrivance for retarding the speed of a vehicle by operating on one or more of the wheels; anything that retards movement; slow movement; a heavy sled; a low cart or car.
  54. Something to impede; anything to be drawn along the ground; an apparatus for searching among water for drowned persons, & c.; an instrument for retarding the motion of carriage- wheels when going down- hill; anything that retards or hinders; an obstacle to progress; a kind of cart drawn by the hand; a kind of carriage.
  55. Dragged.