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Meaning of DREDGE

Pronunciation:  drej

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed
  2. [v]  remove with a dredge, usually from a bottom of a body of water
  3. [v]  search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
  4. [v]  cover before cooking; "dredge the chicken in flour before frying it"

DREDGE is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: drag
 See Also: coat, digger, dredger, dredging bucket, excavator, flour, look for, power shovel, remove, scoop, scoop shovel, search, seek, shovel, surface, take, take away, withdraw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dredge\, n. [F. dr[`e]ge, dreige, fish net, from a word
    akin to E. draw; cf. D. dreg, dregge, small anchor, dregnet
    dragnet. ????. See {Draw}.]
    1. Any instrument used to gather or take by dragging; as:
       (a) A dragnet for taking up oysters, etc., from their
       (b) A dredging machine.
       (c) An iron frame, with a fine net attached, used in
           collecting animals living at the bottom of the sea.
    2. (Mining) Very fine mineral matter held in suspension in
       water. --Raymond.
  2. \Dredge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dredged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To catch or gather with a dredge; to deepen with a dredging
    machine. --R. Carew.
    {Dredging machine}, a machine (commonly on a boat) used to
       scoop up mud, gravel, or obstructions from the bottom of
       rivers, docks, etc., so as to deepen them.
  3. \Dredge\, n. [OE. dragge, F. drag['e]e, dredge, also,
    sugar plum; cf. Prov. dragea, It. treggea; corrupted fr. LL.
    tragemata, pl., sweetmeats, Gr. ?, fr. ? to gnaw.]
    A mixture of oats and barley. [Obs.] --Kersey.
  4. \Dredge\, v. t.
    To sift or sprinkle flour, etc., on, as on roasting meat.
    --Beau. & Fl.
    {Dredging box}.
    (a) Same as 2d {Dredger}.
    (b) (Gun.) A copper box with a perforated lid; -- used for
        sprinkling meal powder over shell fuses. --Farrow.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: To remove material from the bed of a body of water in order to increase its water carrying capacity or to allow for the passage of boats.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Job 24:6). See CORN.

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