KJV Dictionary Definition: rag


RAG, n. Gr. a torn garment; tear; a rupture, a rock, a crag; to tear asunder.

1. Any piece of cloth torn from the rest; a tattered cloth, torn or worn till its texture is destroyed. Linen and cotton rags are the chief materials of paper.

2. Garments worn out; proverbially, mean dress.

Drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. Prov. 23.

And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.

3. A fragment of dress.


RAG'GED, a. from rag.

1. Rent or worn into tatters, or till its texture is broken; as a ragged coat; a ragged sail.

2. Broken with rough edges; uneven; as a ragged rock.

3. Having the appearance of being broken or torn; jagged; rough with sharp or irregular points.

The moon appears, when looked upon through a good glass, rude and ragged.

4. Wearing tattered clothes; as a ragged fellow.

5. Rough; rugged.

What shepherd owns those ragged sheep?