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[noun] (British) a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)
[noun] a small piece of cloth
[noun] newspaper with half-size pages
[noun] music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
[noun] (British) a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
[verb] break into lumps before sorting, as of ore
[verb] 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"; "check" is archaic
[verb] 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"
[verb] play in ragtime, as of a musical piece
[verb] cause annoyance in; disturb, esp. by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
[verb] treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
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\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]
\Rag\, v. t. [Cf. Icel. r[ae]gja to calumniate, OHG, ruogen to accuse, G. r["u]gen to censure, AS. wr[=e]gan, Goth. wr[=o]hjan to accuse.] To scold or rail at; to rate; to tease; to torment; to banter. [Prov. Eng.] --Pegge.
\Rag\, n. [OE. ragge, probably of Scand, origin; cf. Icel. r["o]gg rough hair. Cf. {Rug}, 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 of cloth sewed together, end to end. {Rag dust}, fine particles of ground-up rags, used in making papier-mach['e] 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.
\Rag\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ragged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ragging}.] To become tattered. [Obs.]
\Rag\, v. t. 1. To break (ore) into lumps for sorting. 2. To cut or dress roughly, as a grindstone.

Synonyms for rag

bait, bedevil, chafe, chew out, chew up, chide, cod, crucify, frustrate, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, lambast, lambaste, lecture, nettle, ragtime, rally, reprimand, ride, scold, sheet, tag end, tatter, tease, torment, trounce, twit, vex

See also: antagonise | badger | banter | beset | chasten | chevy | dance music | danceroom music | eat into | get | hamstring | harry | hassle | kid | madden | mock | molest | newspaper | piece of material | tell off |

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Let's analyse "rag" as pure text. This string has Three letters in One syllable and One vowel. 33.3% of vowels is 5.3% less then average English word. Written in backwards: GAR. Average typing speed for these characters is 840 milliseconds. [info]

Morse code: .-. .- --.


Hearts desire number calculated from vowels: rag: 1 = 1, reduced: 1 . and the final result is One.
Destiny number calculated from all letters: rag: 9 + 1 + 7 = 17, reduced: 8, and the final result is Eight.

Tarot cards

Letter Num. Tarot c. Intensity Meaning
A (1) 1 Magician Creative, Inventive, Intuitive
G (1) 7 Chariot Strong, Sturdy, Decisive
R (1) 18 Moon Patient, Determined, Strong

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