Search Result for "raggedly":
1. in a ragged uneven manner;
- Example: "I took the cigarette he offered, drawing at it raggedly"
[syn: raggedly, unevenly]
2. in a ragged irregular manner;
- Example: "a stone wall trails raggedly through the woods"
[syn: raggedly, stragglingly]
3. with a ragged and uneven appearance;
- Example: "a long beard, raggedly cut"
[syn: raggedly, jaggedly]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ragged \Rag"ged\ (r[a^]g"g[e^]d), a. [From Rag, n.] 1. Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken; as, a ragged coat; a ragged sail. [1913 Webster] 2. Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough; jagged; as, ragged rocks. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant. [R.] "A ragged noise of mirth." --Herbert. [1913 Webster] 4. Wearing tattered clothes; as, a ragged fellow. [1913 Webster] 5. Rough; shaggy; rugged. [1913 Webster] What shepherd owns those ragged sheep? --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 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.] [1913 Webster] -- Rag"ged*ly, adv. -- Rag"ged*ness, n. [1913 Webster] Raggie