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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rag /ˈræg/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rag v. t.  To scold or rail at; to rate; to tease; to torment; to banter. [Prov. Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rag, n.
 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. pl. 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. Geol. A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture.
 5. Metal Working A ragged edge.
 6. A sail, or any piece of canvas. [Nautical Slang]
    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 strips of cloth sewed together, end to end.
 Rag dust, fine particles of ground-up rags, used in making papier-maché and wall papers.
 Rag wheel. (a) A chain wheel; a sprocket wheel. (b) 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rag v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ragged p. pr. & vb. n. Ragging ] To become tattered. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rag, v. t.
 1. Music To play or compose (a piece, melody, etc.) in syncopated time. [Colloq.]
 2.  To dance to ragtime music, esp. in some manner considered indecorous. [Colloq. or Slang]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a small piece of cloth or paper [syn: shred, tag, tag
           end, tatter]
      2: a week at British universities during which side-shows and
         processions of floats are organized to raise money for
         charities [syn: rag week]
      3: music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano) [syn:
      4: newspaper with half-size pages [syn: tabloid, sheet]
      5: a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)
      v 1: treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering
           teacher" [syn: torment, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate]
      2: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor
         irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers
         me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after
         she leaves" [syn: annoy, get to, bother, get at, irritate,
          rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil]
      3: play in ragtime; "rag that old tune"
      4: harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children
         teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my
         failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a
         jacket and tie" [syn: tease, razz, cod, tantalize,
          tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride]
      5: censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child
         for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the
         Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for
         bringing cold soup" [syn: call on the carpet, rebuke,
         trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress
         down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out,
          remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste,
      6: break into lumps before sorting; "rag ore"
      [also: ragging, ragged]