(Drafts"man) n. See Draughtsman.
(Drag) n. [See 3d Dredge.] A confection; a comfit; a drug. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(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.
Dragged by the cords which through his feet were thrust.Denham.
The grossness of his nature will have weight to drag thee down.Tennyson.
A needless Alexandrine ends the songPope.
That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.
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.
Then while I dragged my brains for such a song.Tennyson.
3. To draw along, as something burdensome; hence, to pass in pain or with difficulty.
Have dragged a lingering life.Dryden. To drag an anchor (Naut.), to trail it along the bottom when the anchor will not hold the ship.
Syn. See Draw.
(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.
2. To move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance with weary effort; to go on lingeringly.
The day drags through, though storms keep out the sun.Byron.
Long, open panegyric drags at best.Gay.
3. To serve as a clog or hindrance; to hold back.
A propeller is said to drag when the sails urge the vessel faster than the revolutions of the screw can
4. To fish with a dragnet.
(Drag), n. [See Drag, v. t., and cf. Dray a cart, and 1st Dredge.]
1. The act of dragging; anything which is dragged.
2. A net, or an apparatus, to be drawn along the bottom under water, as in fishing, searching for drowned
3. A kind of sledge for conveying heavy bodies; also, a kind of low car or handcart; as, a stone drag.