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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rag  \Rag\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ragged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Ragging}.] 
  To  become  tattered.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ragged  \Rag"ged\,  a.  [From  {Rag},  n.] 
  1.  Rent  or  worn  into  tatters,  or  till  the  texture  is  broken; 
  as  a  ragged  coat;  a  ragged  sail. 
 
  2.  Broken  with  rough  edges;  having  jags;  uneven;  rough; 
  jagged;  as  ragged  rocks. 
 
  3.  Hence  harsh  and  disagreeable  to  the  ear;  dissonant.  [R.] 
  ``A  ragged  noise  of  mirth.''  --Herbert. 
 
  4.  Wearing  tattered  clothes;  as  a  ragged  fellow. 
 
  5.  Rough;  shaggy;  rugged. 
 
  What  shepherd  owns  those  ragged  sheep  ?  --Dryden. 
 
  {Ragged  lady}  (Bot.),  the  fennel  flower  ({Nigella 
  Damascena}). 
 
  {Ragged  robin}  (Bot.),  a  plant  of  the  genus  {Lychnis}  ({L. 
  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.]  -- 
  {Rag"ged*ly},  adv  --  {Rag"ged*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ragged 
  adj  1:  being  or  dressed  in  clothes  that  are  worn  or  torn;  "clothes 
  as  ragged  as  a  scarecrow's";  "a  ragged  tramp" 
  2:  worn  out  from  stress  or  strain;  "run  ragged" 
  3:  having  an  irregular  outline;  "text  set  with  ragged  right 
  margins";  "herded  the  class  into  a  ragged  line" 




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