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Meaning of RAGGED

Pronunciation:  'ragid

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having an irregular outline; "text set with ragged right margins"; "herded the class into a ragged line"
  2. [adj]  worn out from stress or strain; "run ragged"
  3. [adj]  being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn; "clothes as ragged as a scarecrow's"; "a ragged tramp"
 

RAGGED is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: tired, uneven, worn
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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