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Newspaper vs. Rag

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Newspapernoun

(countable) A publication, usually published daily or weekly and usually printed on cheap, low-quality paper, containing news and other articles.

Ragnoun

(in the plural) Tattered clothes.

Newspapernoun

A quantity of or one of the types of paper on which newspapers are printed.

Ragnoun

A piece of old cloth; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred, a tatter.

Newspaperverb

(transitive) To cover with newspaper.

‘She newspapered one end of the room before painting the bookcase.’;

Ragnoun

A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin.

Newspaperverb

To engage in the business of journalism (usually used only in the gerund, newspapering)

‘He newspapered his way through the South on the sports beat, avoiding dry towms.’;

Ragnoun

A ragged edge in metalworking.

Newspaperverb

to harass in newspaper articles.

‘He was newspapered out of public life.’;

Ragnoun

A sail, or any piece of canvas.

Newspapernoun

A sheet of paper printed and distributed, at stated intervals, for conveying intelligence of passing events, advocating opinions, etc.; a public print that circulates news, advertisements, proceedings of legislative bodies, public announcements, etc.

Ragnoun

A newspaper, magazine.

Newspapernoun

a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements;

‘he read his newspaper at breakfast’;

Ragnoun

(poker) A poor, low-ranking kicker.

‘I have ace-four on my hand. In other words, I have ace-rag.’;

Newspapernoun

a business firm that publishes newspapers;

‘Murdoch owns many newspapers’;

Ragnoun

A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture; ragstone.

Newspapernoun

a newspaper as a physical object;

‘when it began to rain he covered his head with a newspaper’;

Ragnoun

(dated) A prank or practical joke.

Newspapernoun

cheap paper made from wood pulp and used for printing newspapers;

‘they used bales of newspaper every day’;

Ragnoun

A society run by university students for the purpose of charitable fundraising.

Newspaper

A newspaper is a periodical publication containing written information about current events and is often typed in black ink with a white or gray background. Newspapers can cover a wide variety of fields such as politics, business, sports and art, and often include materials such as opinion columns, weather forecasts, reviews of local services, obituaries, birth notices, crosswords, editorial cartoons, comic strips, and advice columns.

Ragnoun

An informal dance party featuring music played by African-American string bands.

Ragnoun

A ragtime song, dance or piece of music.

Ragverb

(intransitive) To become tattered.

Ragverb

To break (ore) into lumps for sorting.

Ragverb

To cut or dress roughly, as a grindstone.

Ragverb

To scold or tell off; to torment; to banter.

Ragverb

To drive a car or another vehicle in a hard, fast or unsympathetic manner.

Ragverb

To tease or torment, especially at a university; to bully, to haze.

Ragverb

To play or compose (a piece, melody, etc.) in syncopated time.

Ragverb

To dance to ragtime music.

Ragverb

To add syncopation (to a tune) and thereby make it appropriate for a ragtime song.

Ragverb

To scold or rail at; to rate; to tease; to torment; to banter.

Ragverb

To become tattered.

Ragverb

To break (ore) into lumps for sorting.

Ragverb

To cut or dress roughly, as a grindstone.

Ragverb

To play or compose (a piece, melody, etc.) in syncopated time.

Ragverb

To dance to ragtime music, esp. in some manner considered indecorous.

Ragnoun

A piece of cloth torn off; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred; a tatter; a fragment.

‘Cowls, hoods, and habits, with their wearers, tossed,And fluttered into rags.’; ‘Not having otherwise any rag of legality to cover the shame of their cruelty.’;

Ragnoun

Hence, mean or tattered attire; worn-out dress.

‘And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.’;

Ragnoun

A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin.

‘The other zealous rag is the compositor.’; ‘Upon the proclamation, they all came in, both tag and rag.’;

Ragnoun

A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture.

Ragnoun

A ragged edge.

Ragnoun

A sail, or any piece of canvas.

‘Our ship was a clipper with every rag set.’;

Ragnoun

a small piece of cloth or paper

Ragnoun

a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities

Ragnoun

music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)

Ragnoun

newspaper with half-size pages

Ragnoun

a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)

Ragverb

treat cruelly;

‘The children tormented the stuttering teacher’;

Ragverb

cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations;

‘Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me’; ‘It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves’;

Ragverb

play in ragtime;

‘rag that old tune’;

Ragverb

harass with persistent criticism or carping;

‘The children teased the new teacher’; ‘Don't ride me so hard over my failure’; ‘His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie’;

Ragverb

censure severely or angrily;

‘The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car’; ‘The deputy ragged the Prime Minister’; ‘The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup’;

Ragverb

break into lumps before sorting;

‘rag ore’;

Ragnoun

a piece of old cloth, especially one torn from a larger piece, used typically for cleaning things

‘a piece of rag’; ‘he wiped his hands on an oily rag’;

Ragnoun

old or tattered clothes

‘street urchins dressed in rags’;

Ragnoun

the smallest scrap of cloth or clothing

‘not a rag of clothing has arrived to us this winter’;

Ragnoun

a newspaper, typically one regarded as being of low quality

‘the local rag’;

Ragnoun

a herd of colts

‘a rag of colts roamed the moorland’;

Ragnoun

a programme of stunts, parades, and other entertainments organized by students to raise money for charity

‘rag week’;

Ragnoun

a boisterous prank or practical joke

‘the college is preparing for a good old rag tonight’;

Ragnoun

a large coarse roofing slate.

Ragnoun

a hard, coarse sedimentary rock that can be broken into thick slabs.

Ragnoun

a ragtime composition or tune.

Ragnoun

variant of raga

Ragverb

give a decorative effect to (a painted surface) by applying paint, typically of a different colour, with a rag

‘the background walls have been stippled above the dado rail and ragged below’;

Ragverb

apply (paint) to a surface with a rag.

Ragverb

make fun of (someone) in a boisterous manner

‘he ragged me about not smoking or drinking’; ‘despite the way I sometimes rag her, she is my sister’;

Ragverb

rebuke severely

‘I ragged a restaurant last week for mangling Key lime pie’;

Ragverb

keep possession of (the puck) by skilful stick-handling and avoidance of opponents, so as to waste time

‘players ragged the puck in mid-ice to kill off penalties’;

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