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NOUN (6)

1. the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid;
[syn: drag, retarding force]

2. something that slows or delays progress;
- Example: "taxation is a drag on the economy"
- Example: "too many laws are a drag on the use of new land"

3. something tedious and boring;
- Example: "peeling potatoes is a drag"

4. clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man);
- Example: "he went to the party dressed in drag"
- Example: "the waitresses looked like missionaries in drag"

5. a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke);
- Example: "he took a puff on his pipe"
- Example: "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"
[syn: puff, drag, pull]

6. the act of dragging (pulling with force);
- Example: "the drag up the hill exhausted him"


VERB (11)

1. pull, as against a resistance;
- Example: "He dragged the big suitcase behind him"
- Example: "These worries were dragging at him"

2. draw slowly or heavily;
- Example: "haul stones"
- Example: "haul nets"
[syn: haul, hale, cart, drag]

3. force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action;
- Example: "They were swept up by the events"
- Example: "don't drag me into this business"
[syn: embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in]

4. move slowly and as if with great effort;

5. to lag or linger behind;
- Example: "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"
[syn: drag, trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind, drop back]

6. suck in or take (air);
- Example: "draw a deep breath"
- Example: "draw on a cigarette"
[syn: puff, drag, draw]

7. use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu;
- Example: "drag this icon to the lower right hand corner of the screen"

8. walk without lifting the feet;
[syn: scuff, drag]

9. search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost;
[syn: dredge, drag]

10. persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting;
- Example: "He dragged me away from the television set"

11. proceed for an extended period of time;
- Example: "The speech dragged on for two hours"
[syn: drag, drag on, drag out]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Drag \Drag\, n. [See 3d Dredge.] A confection; a comfit; a drug. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Drag \Drag\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dragged; p. pr. & vb. n. Dragging.] [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 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. [1913 Webster] Dragged by the cords which through his feet were thrust. --Denham. [1913 Webster] The grossness of his nature will have weight to drag thee down. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] A needless Alexandrine ends the song That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Then while I dragged my brains for such a song. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 3. To draw along, as something burdensome; hence, to pass in pain or with difficulty. [1913 Webster] Have dragged a lingering life. -- Dryden. [1913 Webster] To drag an anchor (Naut.), to trail it along the bottom when the anchor will not hold the ship. Syn: See Draw. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Drag \Drag\, v. i. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance with weary effort; to go on lingeringly. [1913 Webster] The day drags through, though storms keep out the sun. --Byron. [1913 Webster] Long, open panegyric drags at best. -- Gay. [1913 Webster] 3. To serve as a clog or hindrance; to hold back. [1913 Webster] A propeller is said to drag when the sails urge the vessel faster than the revolutions of the screw can propel her. --Russell. [1913 Webster] 4. To fish with a dragnet. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Drag \Drag\, n. [See Drag, v. t., and cf. Dray a cart, and 1st Dredge.] 1. The act of dragging; anything which is dragged. [1913 Webster] 2. A net, or an apparatus, to be drawn along the bottom under water, as in fishing, searching for drowned persons, etc. [1913 Webster] 3. A kind of sledge for conveying heavy bodies; also, a kind of low car or handcart; as, a stone drag. [1913 Webster] 4. A heavy coach with seats on top; also, a heavy carriage. [Collog.] --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 5. A heavy harrow, for breaking up ground. [1913 Webster] 6. (a) 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). (b) Also, a skid or shoe, for retarding the motion of a carriage wheel. (c) Hence, anything that retards; a clog; an obstacle to progress or enjoyment. [1913 Webster] My lectures were only a pleasure to me, and no drag. --J. D. Forbes. [1913 Webster] 7. Motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if clogged. "Had a drag in his walk." -- Hazlitt. [1913 Webster] 8. (Founding) The bottom part of a flask or mold, the upper part being the cope. [1913 Webster] 9. (Masonry) A steel instrument for completing the dressing of soft stone. [1913 Webster] 10. (Marine Engin.) 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. [1913 Webster] Drag sail (Naut.), a sail or canvas rigged on a stout frame, to be dragged by a vessel through the water in order to keep her head to the wind or to prevent drifting; -- called also drift sail, drag sheet, drag anchor, sea anchor, floating anchor, etc. Drag twist (Mining), a spiral hook at the end of a rod for cleaning drilled holes. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

drag n 1: the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid [syn: drag, retarding force] 2: 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" 3: something tedious and boring; "peeling potatoes is a drag" 4: 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" 5: 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" [syn: puff, drag, pull] 6: the act of dragging (pulling with force); "the drag up the hill exhausted him" v 1: pull, as against a resistance; "He dragged the big suitcase behind him"; "These worries were dragging at him" 2: draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets" [syn: haul, hale, cart, drag] 3: force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action; "They were swept up by the events"; "don't drag me into this business" [syn: embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in] 4: move slowly and as if with great effort 5: to lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still are dragging" [syn: drag, trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind, drop back] 6: suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette" [syn: puff, drag, draw] 7: 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" 8: walk without lifting the feet [syn: scuff, drag] 9: search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost [syn: dredge, drag] 10: persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting; "He dragged me away from the television set" 11: proceed for an extended period of time; "The speech dragged on for two hours" [syn: drag, drag on, drag out]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

403 Moby Thesaurus words for "drag": adduct, adduction, affinity, aggravation, allurement, amble, annoyance, arrest, artery, attract, attractance, attraction, attractiveness, attractivity, avenue, bad news, bag, bale, barge, be magnetic, be prolonged, bearing rein, bedevilment, bit, block, bore, bother, botheration, bothersomeness, boulevard, bowl along, brake, bundle, burden, burdening, burthen, buttonholer, capillarity, capillary attraction, cargo, cascade, centripetal force, chain, chain-smoke, charge, charging, chaw, check, checkrein, chew, chewing, chock, claudicate, clog, clout, clump, coax, coefficient of friction, confine, countercheck, crashing bore, crawl, creep, cumber, cumbrance, curb, curb bit, dab, daggle, dally, damper, dangle, dawdle, deadweight, deceleration, delay, depend, detain, detention, devilment, difficulty, dillydally, distract, dogging, dogtrot, doorstop, downer, drabble, draft, drag along, drag on, drag out, drag sail, draggle, drain, drape, draw, draw towards, drench, dress, drift anchor, drift sail, drip, drogue, droop, dryasdust, dub, dusty, ease-off, ease-up, encumbrance, equalize, even, exasperation, fall, fall behind, falter, favor, fetter, flag, flagging, flap, flat tire, flatten, flop, flounce, flow, fluid friction, foot, footslog, force of friction, force of viscosity, freight, friction head, friction loss, frictional resistance, frightful bore, gait, gallop, get behind, go dead slow, go on, go slow, goof off, grade, gravitation, gravity, grease, habitual smoking, hale, halt, handicap, hang, hang back, hang down, harassment, harrow, harrying, haul, have an attraction, headache, heave, highway, hinder, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hold back, hold up, holdback, holdup, hop, hounding, humdrum, idle, impede, in, inch, inch along, incubus, incumbency, induce, influence, inhale, inhale snuff, inside track, interest, internal friction, jog, jog-trot, jolt, jump, keep back, lading, lag, lag behind, lallygag, lay, laze, letdown, letup, level, limp, linger, linger behind, linger on, load, loading, lock step, loiter, lollygag, lop, lubricate, lug, lumber, lunge, lurch, lure, magnet, magnetism, magnetize, make late, martingale, millstone, mince, mincing steps, minus acceleration, molestation, mosey, mow, mutual attraction, nicotine addiction, nicotinism, nod, nuisance, obstruct, obstruction, oil, oppression, overload, overtaxing, overweighting, pace, paddle, path, peg, pelham, pend, persecution, persuade, pest, piaffe, piaffer, pill, plane, planish, plaster, plod, poke, poke along, potter, prance, pressure, problem, procrastinate, proser, puff, pull, pull towards, pulling power, put off, rack, remora, resistance, retard, retardation, retardment, road, roll, rolling friction, saddling, sag, sashay, saunter, scotch, scuff, scuffle, scuttle, sea anchor, setback, shackle, shamble, shave, shilly-shally, shuffle, shuffle along, sidle, single-foot, skin friction, skip, slack-up, slacken, slackening, sliding friction, slink, slip friction, slither, slog, slouch, slow down, slowdown, slowing, slowing down, slowness, slowup, smoke, smoking, smoking habit, smooth, smooth down, smooth out, snaffle, snake, special favor, spoke, stagger, stagger along, stalk, stall, stamp, starting friction, static friction, stay, step, stomp, stop, straddle, straggle, strain, street, stride, stroll, strolling gait, strut, stump, suction, superincumbency, surcharge, swag, swagger, swill, swing, sympathy, tabacism, tabacosis, tabagism, take in tow, take snuff, tarry, taxing, thoroughfare, tittup, tobaccoism, toddle, toddle along, totter, totter along, tow, track, traction, trail, trail behind, train, traipse, trammel, trawl, tread, trial, trip, troll, trot, trouble, trudge, tug, twaddler, velocity, vexation, vexatiousness, waddle, walk, wamble, waste time, way, wear on, weep, wet blanket, wheedle, wiggle, wobble, worm, worm along, worriment, worry
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

drag and drop drag dragging A common method for manipulating files (and sometimes text) under a graphical user interface or WIMP environment. The user moves the pointer over an icon representing a file and presses a mouse button. He holds the button down while moving the pointer (dragging the file) to another place, usually a directory viewer or an icon for some application program, and then releases the button (dropping the file). The meaning of this action can often be modified by holding certain keys on the keyboard at the same time. Some systems also use this technique for objects other than files, e.g. portions of text in a word processor. The biggest problem with drag and drop is does it mean "copy" or "move"? The answer to this question is not intuitively evident, and there is no consensus for which is the right answer. The same vendor even makes it move in some cases and copy in others. Not being sure whether an operation is copy or move will cause you to check very often, perhaps every time if you need to be certain. Mistakes can be costly. People make mistakes all the time with drag and drop. Human computer interaction studies show a higher failure rate for such operations, but also a higher "forgiveness rate" (users think "silly me") than failures with commands (users think "stupid machine"). Overall, drag and drop took some 40 times longer to do than single-key commands. [Erik Naggum ] (2007-06-15)