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RAG may refer to:

  • Recruiting Advance Group
  • RAG (student society) — Student-run charitable fundraising organisations that are widespread in the United Kingdom (and elsewhere)
  • Real Academia Galega
  • RAG Rating for issues or status reports, based on the Red Amber Green colors in traffic lights
  • Regimental artillery group
  • Repertorium Academicum Germanicum
  • Replacement Air Group, an outdated term for a Naval Aviation squadron that trains replacement pilots in fleet aircraft and tactis. See Fleet Replacement Squadron
  • Resource allocation graph
  • Rocket Antitank Grenade
  • RAG-1 or RAG-2, two subunits of the Recombination Activating Gene, which is involved in V(D)J recombination
  • RAG Aktiengesellschaft (former Ruhrkohle AG), an international coal mining group based in Herne, Germany (energy, chemical and real estate divisions were spun off to Evonik Industries)
  • Ruhrpott AG, a German hip hop group
  • Rohöl-Aufsuchungs Aktiengesellschaft (RAG), an Austrian oil and gas company

See also

  • Rag (disambiguation), for meanings of the word rag


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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See also rág, and råg

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English

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Etymology

Middle English ragge, from Old English ragg, from Old Norse rǫgg tuft, shagginess - ca. 14th century
7 - Short for ragtime - ca. 1897

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
rag

Plural
rags

rag (plural rags)

  1. A piece of cloth torn off; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred; a tatter; a fragment.
  2. Hence, mean or tattered attire; worn-out dress.
  3. A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin.
  4. A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture.
  5. A ragged edge.
  6. A sail, or any piece of canvas.
  7. A piece of ragtime music.
    The song mapleleaf rag has a pleasant, bouncy tune.
  8. (slang, pejorative) A newspaper, magazine.
  9. (poker slang) A card that appears to help no one.
  10. (poker slang) A low card

Quotations

a coarse kind of rock

  • 2003: the three walls around the garden, each one of thirty-three feet, were built out of three layers of stome — pebble stone, flint and rag stone. — Peter Ackroyd, The Clerkenwell Tales, 2003, page 1.

Translations

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References

Verb

Infinitive
to rag

Third person singular
rags

Simple past
ragged

Past participle
ragged

Present participle
ragging

to rag (third-person singular simple present rags, present participle ragging, simple past and past participle ragged)

  1. To scold or rail at; to rate; to tease; to torment; to banter.
  2. (British slang) To drive a car or another vehicle in a hard, fast or unsympathetic manner.
  3. (India) To haze, use physical violence in school setting.

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • Anagrams of agr
  • gar

Breton

Preposition

rag

  1. before

Dutch

Etymology 1

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Pronunciation

Noun

rag n. (plural raggen, diminutive ragje)

  1. Spider web.
Synonyms
  • spinrag
  • spinneweb, web
Derived terms
  • ragfijn

Etymology 2

From English rag.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɹæ:g/

Noun

rag n. (plural rags, diminutive ragje)

  1. A piece of ragtime music.

Hungarian

Etymology

Back-formation from ragad. Created during the Hungarian language reform taking place in the 18th-19th centuries.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈrɒg/

Noun

rag (plural ragok)

  1. (grammar) suffix, affix, case ending

Declension

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