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King James Dictionary

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Greek - drag, dragged
Greek - drag
Greek - drag, dragged, dragging
Hebrew - drag, drag off, dragged
Hebrew - drag, drag me away, drags
Hebrew - drag off
Hebrew - drag them away
Hebrew - drag

DRAG, v.t. G., L. See Drink and Drench.

1. To pull; to haul; to draw along the ground by main force; applied particularly to drawing heavy things with labor, along the ground or other surface; as, to drag stone or timber; to drag a net in fishing. John 21:8.
2. To break land by drawing a drag or harrow over it; to harrow; a common use of this word in New England.
3. To draw along slowly or heavily; to draw any thing burdensome; as, to drag a lingering life.
4. To draw along in contempt, as unworthy to be carried.

He drags me at his chariot-wheels.

To drag one in chains.

5. To pull or haul about roughly and forcibly.

In seamens language, to drag an anchor, is to draw or trail it along the bottom when loosened, or when the anchor will not hold the ship.

DRAG, v.i.

1. To hang so low as to trail on the ground.
2. To fish with a drag; as, they have been dragging for fish all day, with little success.
3. To be drawn along; as, the anchor drags.
4. To be moved slowly; to proceed heavily; as, this business drags.
5. To hang or grate on the floor, as a door.

DRAG, n.

1. Something to be drawn along the ground, as a net or a hook.
2. A particular kind of harrow.
3. A car; a low cart.
4. In sea-language, a machine consisting of a sharp square frame of iron, encircled with a net, used to take the wheel off from the platform or bottom of the decks.
5. Whatever is drawn; a boat in tow; whatever serves to retard a ships way.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software at

Bibliography Information
"Entry for 'Drag'". "King James Dictionary".


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