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Rug vs. Rag

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  • Rug (noun)

    A partial covering for a floor. 1624

  • Rug (noun)

    A (usually thick) piece of fabric used for warmth (especially on a bed); a blanket. 1591

  • Rug (noun)

    A kind of coarse, heavy frieze, formerly used for clothing. 1547

  • Rug (noun)

    A cloak or mantle made of such a frieze. 1577

  • Rug (noun)

    A person wearing a rug. 1627

  • Rug (noun)

    A cloth covering for a horse. 1790

  • Rug (noun)

    A dense layer of natural vegetation that precludes the growth of crops. 1792

  • Rug (noun)

    The female pubic hair. 1893

  • Rug (noun)

    A rough, woolly, or shaggy dog.

  • Rug (noun)

    A wig; a hairpiece. 1940

  • Rug (noun)

    A dense growth of chest hair. 1954

  • Rug (verb)

    To pull roughly or hastily; to plunder; to spoil; to tear.

  • Rag (noun)

    Tattered clothes.

  • Rag (noun)

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

  • Rag (noun)

    A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin.

  • Rag (noun)

    A ragged edge in metalworking.

  • Rag (noun)

    A sail, or any piece of canvas.

  • Rag (noun)

    A newspaper, magazine.

  • Rag (noun)

    A poor, low-ranking kicker.

    "I have ace-four on my hand. In other words, I have ace-rag."

  • Rag (noun)

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

  • Rag (noun)

    A prank or practical joke.

  • Rag (noun)

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

  • Rag (noun)

    An informal dance party featuring music played by African-American string bands. 19th c.

  • Rag (noun)

    A ragtime song, dance or piece of music. from 19th c.

  • Rag (verb)

    To become tattered.

  • Rag (verb)

    To break (ore) into lumps for sorting.

  • Rag (verb)

    To cut or dress roughly, as a grindstone.

  • Rag (verb)

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

  • Rag (verb)

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

  • Rag (verb)

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

  • Rag (verb)

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

  • Rag (verb)

    To dance to ragtime music.

  • Rag (verb)

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

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  • Rug (noun)

    a floor covering of thick woven material or animal skin, typically not extending over the entire floor

    "an oriental rug"

    "Charles and Elaine were sitting on the rug in front of the fire"

  • Rug (noun)

    a thick woollen coverlet or wrap, used especially when travelling.

  • Rug (noun)

    a shaped garment worn by horses for protection or warmth.

  • Rug (noun)

    a toupee or wig

    "men who shave their heads or wear rugs"

  • Rag (noun)

    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"

  • Rag (noun)

    old or tattered clothes

    "street urchins dressed in rags"

  • Rag (noun)

    the smallest scrap of cloth or clothing

    "not a rag of clothing has arrived to us this winter"

  • Rag (noun)

    a newspaper, typically one regarded as being of low quality

    "the local rag"

  • Rag (noun)

    a herd of colts

    "a rag of colts roamed the moorland"

  • Rag (noun)

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

    "rag week"

  • Rag (noun)

    a boisterous prank or practical joke

    "the college is preparing for a good old rag tonight"

  • Rag (noun)

    a large coarse roofing slate.

  • Rag (noun)

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

  • Rag (noun)

    a ragtime composition or tune.

  • Rag (noun)

    variant of raga

  • Rag (verb)

    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"

  • Rag (verb)

    apply (paint) to a surface with a rag.

  • Rag (verb)

    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"

  • Rag (verb)

    rebuke severely

    "I ragged a restaurant last week for mangling Key lime pie"

  • Rag (verb)

    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"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Rug (noun)

    A kind of coarse, heavy frieze, formerly used for garments.

  • Rug (noun)

    A piece of thick, nappy fabric, commonly made of wool, - used for various purposes, as for covering and ornamenting part of a bare floor, for hanging in a doorway as a potière, for protecting a portion of carpet, for a wrap to protect the legs from cold, etc.

  • Rug (noun)

    A rough, woolly, or shaggy dog.

  • Rug

    To pull roughly or hastily; to plunder; to spoil; to tear.

  • Rag

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

  • Rag

    To break (ore) into lumps for sorting.

  • Rag

    To cut or dress roughly, as a grindstone.

  • Rag

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

  • Rag

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

  • Rag (noun)

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

  • Rag (noun)

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

  • Rag (noun)

    A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin.

  • Rag (noun)

    A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture.

  • Rag (noun)

    A ragged edge.

  • Rag (noun)

    A sail, or any piece of canvas.

  • Rag (verb)

    To become tattered.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Rug (noun)

    floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)

  • Rag (noun)

    a small piece of cloth or paper

  • Rag (noun)

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

  • Rag (noun)

    music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)

  • Rag (noun)

    newspaper with half-size pages

  • Rag (noun)

    a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)

  • Rag (verb)

    treat cruelly;

    "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

  • Rag (verb)

    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"

  • Rag (verb)

    play in ragtime;

    "rag that old tune"

  • Rag (verb)

    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"

  • Rag (verb)

    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"

  • Rag (verb)

    break into lumps before sorting;

    "rag ore"

Princeton's WordNet

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