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

 rag·ged /ˈrægəd/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


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·ged a.
 1. Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken; as, a ragged coat; a ragged sail.
 2. Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough; jagged; as, ragged rocks.
 3. Hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant. [R.] “A ragged noise of mirth.”
 4. Wearing tattered clothes; as, a ragged fellow.
 5. Rough; shaggy; rugged.
    What shepherd owns those ragged sheep?   --Dryden.
 Ragged lady Bot., the fennel flower (Nigella Damascena).
 Ragged robin Bot., a plant of the genus Lychnis (Lychnis Flos-cuculi), cultivated for its handsome flowers, which have the petals cut into narrow lobes.
 Ragged sailor Bot., prince's feather (Polygonum orientale).
 Ragged school, a free school for poor children, where they are taught and in part fed; -- a name given at first because they came in their common clothing. [Eng.]
 -- Rag*ged*ly, adv. -- Rag*ged*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn; "clothes
             as ragged as a scarecrow's"; "a ragged tramp"
      2: worn out from stress or strain; "run ragged"
      3: having an irregular outline; "text set with ragged right
         margins"; "herded the class into a ragged line"

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]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See rag