American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A lock of matted or dung-coated wool.
- n. A hanging end or shred.
- abbr. decagram.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In parts of Scotland, a thin or gentle rain, a thick fog or mist, or a heavy shower.
- To bedew; daggle.
- To rain gently; drizzle: as, it dags.
- To run thick.
- n. A dagger (which see).
- n. A pistol; a long, heavy pistol, with the handle only slightly curved, formerly in use. Also called, especially in Scotland, tack.
- n. [From the verb.] A stab or thrust with a dagger.
- To pierce or stab with a dagger.
- To cut into slips.
- To cut out a pattern on (the edge of a garment).
- To cut off the skirts of, as the fleece of sheep.
- n. A loose pendent end; a pointed strip or extremity.
- n. Specifically— A leather strap; a shoe-latchet, or the like.
- n. An ornamental pointed form, one of many into which the edge of a garment was cut, producing an effect something like a fringe: used especially in the second half of the fourteenth century. Also spelled dagge.
- n. A short tapering or pointed piece of metal like the point of a dagger, used to interlock timbers with each other, or to form the stabbing or piercing teeth on rolls for breaking coal.
- n. The first antler of a buck, which is slender, almost straight, and without branches, thus resembling a dagger or dag.
- n. metrology Symbol for the decagram, an SI unit of mass equal to 101 grams.
- n. A hanging end or shred, in particular a long pointed strip of cloth at the edge of a piece of clothing, or one of a row of decorative strips of cloth that may ornament a tent, booth or fairground.
- n. A dangling lock of sheep’s wool matted with dung.
- v. To shear the hindquarters of a sheep in order to remove dags or prevent their formation.
- n. A skewer.
- n. A spit, a sharpened rod used for roasting food over a fire.
- v. transitive To skewer food, for roasting over a fire
- v. transitive To cut or slash the edge of a garment into dags
- interj. US, informal Expressing shock, awe or surprise; used as a general intensifier.
- n. One who dresses unfashionably or without apparent care about appearance.
- n. graph theory A directed acyclic graph; an ordered pair such that is a subset of some partial ordering relation on .
- v. UK, dialect To be misty; to drizzle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A dagger; a poniard.
- n. obsolete A large pistol formerly used.
- n. (Zoöl.) The unbranched antler of a young deer.
- n. obsolete A misty shower; dew.
- n. A loose end; a dangling shred.
- v. Prov. Eng. To daggle or bemire.
- v. obsolete To cut into jags or points; to slash.
- v. Prov. Eng. To be misty; to drizzle.
- n. 10 grams
- n. a flap along the edge of a garment; used in medieval clothing
- Initialism for directed acyclic graph. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English dagge, shred. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Frank and Dean, in an improvisational routine, started calling each other 'dag'.”
“Even though Frank had used the phrase 'dag' for years as a short version of 'dago' when he was bonding with fellow Italian Americans, Joey -- who had recently been lauded for his defence of Italian Americans on The Jack Paar Show -- became offended and left.”
“(Frank used to call his buddies of Italian-American heritage the nickname 'dag', 4 shortened version of 'dago', which to Frank meant paisano.)”
“I'm a dreadful ` 80s kind of dag, a child of that era," she said.”
“And if you were Benji's age, you'll remember the party at the roller rink, the Apple II+, the Tears for Fears video and the way everybody said "dag," a word expressive of such complex emotion that you couldn't possibly articulate its meaning.”
“When Kerry isn't being a total dag, his meta view of Australian cricket is very insightful.”
“I thought so --- then leave a comment, dag nab it!”
“By dag in Everything Else on Nov 5, 2009 at 7: 30 am”
“Altai, Galsan Tschinag has written, comes from ala, multi-coloured, and dag, mountain.”
“I felt like a bit of a dag but then the lovely Ryan from the George Eastman House said it was also a title he'd wanted to use and that made me feel better.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘dag’.
Here I have in mind a list of words that could be spelled with only the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G--and thus could also be played as a tune on the piano.
Everything sheep, from Artiodactyla to zodiac.
From Cloudstreet by Tim Winton. Expect lots of new-to-me words and/or just pleasing words encountered in this book, perhaps mostly Australian slang.
Words from the glossaries in the back of the novels.
legal according to the dicker we use
Ex 4 & 12 from Creative Writing Coursebook p6 & p26
all the words/names/phrases that I use often :)
Looking for tweets for dag.