A man dragging his kayak behind him.
- The definition of a drag is a person or thing that is being slow, pulled, moved or resistant.
An example of drag is a person not wanting to go to a party.
- Drag is defined as to pull or move a person or thing.
- An example of drag is pulling a dog who doesn't want to go anywhere by their leash.
- An example of drag is highlighting a folder on a computer desktop and moving it into another folder on the desktop.
transitive verbdragged, drag′ging
- to pull or draw with force or effort, esp. along the ground; haul
- to move (oneself) with effort
- to force into some situation, action, etc.
- to pull a grapnel, net, etc. over the bottom of (a river, lake, etc.) in searching for something; dredge
- to draw a harrow over (land)
- to draw (something) out over a period of time; protract tediously or painfully
- to bring (a subject) into conversation, a piece of writing, etc. unnecessarily or as if by force
- Baseball to hit (a ball) in executing a drag bunt
- Comput. on a GUI screen,
- to move (an icon), esp. by means of a mouse, in such a way that its course can be followed
- to relocate or process (a file, etc.) by so moving its icon
Origin of dragMiddle English draggen from Old Norse draga (or Old English dragan): see draw
- to be dragged; be pulled along the ground or other surface; trail
- to lag behind
- to be prolonged tediously; move or pass too slowly
- to search a body of water with a grapnel, net, etc.
- Slang to draw deeply (on a cigarette, pipe, etc.)
- Slang to participate in or as if in a drag race
- something dragged or pulled along the ground; specif.,
- a harrow used for breaking ground
- a heavy sledge, or sled
- a type of private stagecoach of the 19th cent., with seats inside and on top, drawn by four horses
- a device used to catch and haul up something under water; grapnel, dragnet, etc.
- a thing that checks motion, as a brake on the wheel of a carriage
- anything that hinders or obstructs: a drag on his resources
- the amount by which anything drags
- the act of dragging; slow, cumbersome movement
- Slang influence that gains special or undeserved favors; pull
- a deep puff of a cigarette, pipe, etc.
- a swallow of liquid
- Slang a dance
- Slang a street; road: the main drag
- Slang drag race
- Slang a dull or boring person, situation, etc.
- clothing of the opposite sex, esp. as worn by a male homosexual
- clothing, esp. clothing typical of a certain country, period, occupation, etc.
- a resisting force exerted on an aircraft, motor vehicle, etc. parallel to its airstream and opposite in direction to its motion
- a trail of scent left by an animal
- something dragged over the ground to leave a trail of scent
- a hunt over such a trailin full drag hunt
drag one's feet
verbdragged, drag·ging, drags
- To pull along with difficulty or effort; haul: dragged the heavy box out of the way. See Synonyms at pull.
- To cause to trail along a surface, especially the ground: Don't drag your coat in the mud.
- Computers a. To move (a pointing device, such as a mouse) while pressing down on one of its buttons.b. To move (an element of a graphical display) on a computer screen using a pointing device.
- a. To cause to move great effort: dragged himself into the doctor's office.b. To take or escort (a person, for example), especially in overcoming resistance or reluctance: dragged my father to the reception.c. To cause to be involved in an unpleasant or difficult situation: Why did you drag me into this mess?d. To force or bring out with great effort: dragged the truth out of the reluctant witness.
- To mention or introduce (an unpleasant or tedious subject): dragged up that embarrassing incident; is always dragging his money problems into the conversation.
- a. To search or sweep the bottom of (a body of water), as with a grappling hook or dragnet: dragged the river looking for the suitcase.b. To bring up or catch by such means.
- To prolong tediously: dragged the story out.
- Baseball To hit (a bunt) while taking the first steps toward first base.
- To break up, rake, or smooth out (land or dirt), especially by pulling a drag or heavy mesh: dragged the infield between innings.
- To trail along the ground: The dog's leash dragged on the sidewalk.
- To move slowly or with effort: He dragged along behind us.
- To pass or proceed slowly, tediously, or laboriously: The time dragged as we waited.
- To search or dredge the bottom of a body of water: dragging for the sunken craft.
- To take part in a drag race.
- To draw on a cigarette, pipe, or cigar.
- a. Something, such as a harrow or an implement for spreading manure, that is dragged along the ground.b. A device, such as a grappling hook, that is used for dragging under water.c. A heavy sledge or cart for hauling loads.d. A large four-horse coach with seats inside and on top.
- a. Something, such as a sea anchor or a brake on a fishing reel, that retards motion.b. One that impedes or slows progress; a drawback or burden: the drag of taxation on economic growth.
- a. The degree of resistance involved in dragging or hauling.b. The retarding force exerted on a moving body by a fluid medium such as air or water.
- The act of dragging, especially a slow, laborious movement.
- a. The scent or trail of a fox or another animal.b. Something that provides an artificial scent.
- Slang One that is obnoxiously tiresome: The evening was a real drag.
- A puff on a cigarette, pipe, or cigar.
- Slang A street or road: the town's main drag.
- The clothing characteristic of one sex when worn by a member of the opposite sex: an actor in drag.
Origin of dragMiddle English draggen from Old Norse draga or variant of Middle English drawen ; see draw .
(third-person singular simple present drags, present participle dragging, simple past and past participle dragged or, in some dialects, drug)
- To pull along a surface or through a medium, sometimes with difficulty.
- (intransitive) To move slowly.
- Time seems to drag when you’re waiting for a bus.
- To act or proceed slowly or without enthusiasm; to be reluctant.
- To move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance with weary effort; to go on lingeringly.
- To draw along (something burdensome); hence, to pass in pain or with difficulty.
- To serve as a clog or hindrance; to hold back.
- (computing) To move (an item) on the computer display by means of a mouse or other input device.
- Drag the file into the window to open it.
- To unintentionally rub or scrape on a surface.
- The car's loose muffler was dragging on the road.
- To perform as a drag queen or drag king.
- (soccer) To hit or kick off target.
- To fish with a dragnet.
- To break (land) by drawing a drag or harrow over it; to harrow.
- (figuratively) To search exhaustively, as if with a dragnet.
(countable and uncountable, plural drags)
- (uncountable) Resistance of the air (some other fluid) to something moving through it.
- When designing cars, manufacturers have to take drag into consideration.
- (countable, foundry) The bottom part of a sand casting mold.
- (countable) A device dragged along the bottom of a body of water in search of something, e.g. a dead body, or in fishing.
- (countable, informal) A puff on a cigarette or joint.
- (countable, slang) Someone or something that is annoying or frustrating; an obstacle to progress or enjoyment.
- Travelling to work in the rush hour is a real drag.
- (countable, slang) Someone or something that is disappointing.
- (countable, slang) Horse-drawn wagon or buggy. [from mid-18th c.]
- (countable, slang) Street, as in 'main drag'. [from mid-19th c.]
- (countable) The scent-path left by dragging a fox, for training hounds to follow scents.
- to run a drag
- (countable, snooker) A large amount of backspin on the cue ball, causing the cue ball to slow down.
- A heavy harrow for breaking up ground.
- A kind of sledge for conveying heavy objects; also, a kind of low car or handcart.
- a stone drag
- (metallurgy) The bottom part of a flask or mould, the upper part being the cope.
- (masonry) A steel instrument for completing the dressing of soft stone.
- (nautical) The difference between the speed of a screw steamer under sail and that of the screw when the ship outruns the screw; or between the propulsive effects of the different floats of a paddle wheel.
- Anything towed in the water to retard a ship's progress, or to keep her head up to the wind; especially, a canvas bag with a hooped mouth (drag sail), so used.
- A skid or shoe for retarding the motion of a carriage wheel.
- Motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if clogged.
From Middle English draggen (“to drag”), early Middle English dragen (“to draw, carry”), confluence of Old English dragan (“to drag, draw, draw oneself, go, protract”) and Old Norse draga (“to draw, attract”); both from Proto-Germanic *draganą (“to draw, drag”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰerāgʰ- (“to draw, drag”). Verb sense influenced due to association with the noun drag (“that which is hauled or dragged”), related to Low German dragge (“a drag-anchor, grapnel”). Cognate with Danish drægge (“to dredge”), Danish drage (“to draw, attract”), Swedish dragga (“to drag, drag anchor, sweep”), Swedish draga (“to draw, go”), Icelandic draga (“to drag, pull”). More at draw.
drag - Computer Definition
To move an object on screen such that its complete movement is visible from starting location to destination. The movement may be activated with a stylus, mouse or keyboard keys. To drag an object with the mouse, point to it. Press the mouse button and hold the button down while moving the mouse. When the object is at its new location, release the mouse button. See Win Drag and drop.