In fluid dynamics, drag refers to forces which act on a solid object in the direction of the relative fluid flow velocity. Unlike other resistive forces, such as dry friction, which is nearly independent of velocity, drag forces depend on velocity.

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  1. Resistance of the air (or some other fluid) to something moving through it.
    When designing cars, manufacturers have to take drag into consideration.
  2. The bottom part of a sand casting mold.
  3. A device dragged along the bottom of a body of water in search of something, e.g. a dead body, or in fishing.
  4. A puff on a cigarette or joint.
  5. Someone or something that is annoying or frustrating; an obstacle to progress or enjoyment.
    Travelling to work in the rush hour is a real drag.
  6. Someone or something that is disappointing.
  7. Horse-drawn wagon or buggy.
  8. Street, as in 'main drag'.
  9. The scent-path left by dragging a fox, for training hounds to follow scents.
    to run a drag
  10. A large amount of backspin on the cue ball, causing the cue ball to slow down.
  11. A heavy harrow for breaking up ground.
  12. A kind of sledge for conveying heavy objects; also, a kind of low car or handcart.
    a stone drag
  13. The bottom part of a flask or mould, the upper part being the cope.
  14. A steel instrument for completing the dressing of soft stone.
  15. The difference between the speed of a screw steamer under sail and that of the screw when the ship outruns the screw; or between the propulsive effects of the different floats of a paddle wheel.
  16. Anything towed in the water to retard a ship's progress, or to keep her head up to the wind; especially, a canvas bag with a hooped mouth (drag sail), so used.
  17. A skid or shoe for retarding the motion of a carriage wheel.
  18. Motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if clogged.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. Women's clothing worn by men for the purpose of entertainment.
    He performed in drag.
  2. Any type of clothing or costume associated with a particular occupation or subculture.
    corporate drag


  1. To pull along a surface or through a medium, sometimes with difficulty.
  2. To move slowly.
  3. To act or proceed slowly or without enthusiasm; to be reluctant.
  4. To move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance with weary effort; to go on lingeringly.
  5. To draw along (something burdensome); hence, to pass in pain or with difficulty.
  6. To serve as a clog or hindrance; to hold back.
  7. To move (an item) on the computer display by means of a mouse or other input device.
  8. To unintentionally rub or scrape on a surface.
  9. To perform as a drag queen or drag king.
  10. To hit or kick off target.
  11. To fish with a dragnet.
  12. To break (land) by drawing a drag or harrow over it; to harrow.
  13. To search exhaustively, as if with a dragnet.

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