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Dag \Dag\, v. i. To be misty; to drizzle. [Prov. Eng.]


Dag \Dag\, v. t. [1, from Dag dew. 2, from Dag a loose end.]

  1. To daggle or bemire. [Prov. Eng.]

  2. To cut into jags or points; to slash; as, to dag a garment. [Obs.]


Dag \Dag\, n. [OE. dagge (cf. Dagger); or cf. AS. d[=a]g what is dangling.] A loose end; a dangling shred.

Daglocks, clotted locks hanging in dags or jags at a sheep's tail.


Dag \Dag\, n. [Of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. dagg, Icel. d["o]gg. A misty shower; dew. [Obs.]


Dag \Dag\ (d[a^]g), n. [Cf. F. dague, LL. daga, D. dagge (fr. French); all prob. fr. Celtic; Cf. Gael. dag a pistol, Armor. dag dagger, W. dager, dagr, Ir. daigear. Cf. Dagger.]

  1. A dagger; a poniard. [Obs.]

  2. A large pistol formerly used. [Obs.]

    The Spaniards discharged their dags, and hurt some.

    A sort of pistol, called dag, was used about the same time as hand guns and harquebuts.

  3. (Zo["o]l.) The unbranched antler of a young deer.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"thin rain, drizzle, wet fog," late 17c., from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse dögg, plural daggir "dew," from Proto-Germanic *daowo- (source of Old English deaw; see dew).


Etymology 1 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. Etymology 2

n. A dangle lock of sheep’s wool matted with dung. vb. 1 To shear the hindquarters of a sheep in order to remove dags or prevent their formation. 2 To daggle or bemire. Etymology 3

n. 1 A skewer. 2 A spit, a sharpened rod used for roasting food over a fire. 3 (context obsolete English) A dagger; a poniard. 4 (label en obsolete) A kind of large pistol. 5 The unbranched antler of a young deer. vb. 1 (label en transitive) To skewer food, for roasting over a fire 2 (label en transitive) To cut or slash the edge of a garment into dags Etymology 4

interj. (label en US informal) Expressing shock, awe or surprise; used as a general intensifier. Etymology 5

n. (label en Australia slang New Zealand derogatory slang) One who dresses unfashionably or without apparent care about appearance. Etymology 6

n. (label en graph theory) A directed acyclic graph; an ordered pair (V, E) such that E is a subset of some partial ordering relation on V. Etymology 7

n. A misty shower; dew. Etymology 8

vb. (label en UK dialect) To be misty; to drizzle.

  1. n. 10 grams [syn: dekagram, decagram, dkg]

  2. a flap along the edge of a garment; used in medieval clothing [syn: jag]

  3. [also: dagging, dagged]


Dąg is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Łukta, within Ostróda County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. It lies approximately south of Łukta, north-east of Ostróda, and west of the regional capital Olsztyn.

The village has a population of 220.

DAG (TV series)

DAG is an American sitcom that aired from November 2000 to May 2001 on NBC. It was named after its star, David Alan Grier, who stars as United States Secret Service agent Jerome Daggett. Daggett's name, in turn, is a back-formation. The show also stars Delta Burke as the First Lady of the United States of America.

DAG (band)

DAG was a funk band from Raleigh, North Carolina which formed in 1989 and disbanded in 1999.

The band of singer and bassist Bobby Patterson, guitarist Brian Dennis, drummer Kenny Soule (from rock bands Nantucket and PKM) and keyboardist Doug Jervey had already earned many loyal listeners around their hometown over the next few years with their uncommonly 1970s wild funk persona; and with the help of Grammy nominee and local record producer John Custer (who also developed Cry Of Love and produced several Corrosion of Conformity albums), DAG gained the attention of some major record labels.

DAG signed with Columbia Records, and released their debut album Righteous in 1994. Their recordings even attracted special guest performances from Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section drummer Roger Hawkins, also known for drum work with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Steve Winwood and others. The album was well praised nationally with high reviews.

Their 1998 follow-up, Apartment #635 received some critical acclaim. A six-song compilation album, called A Guide to Groovy Lovin', was also released that year. The band split soon after due to changes in musical preferences.

DAG songs were featured in two motion pictures, Boomerang, Bad Boys, and Ready To Wear (Prêt-à-Porter). Additionally, a live in-studio version of 'Lovely Jane' was included on the CD "The Best Of The Columbia Records Radio Hour, Vol. 2" along with tracks by such artists as The Dave Matthews Band and James Taylor.

Dag (name)

Dag is a masculine Scandinavian given name derived from the Old Norsedagr, meaning "day" (or the name of the god Dagr, a personification of the day), most commonly used in Norway and Sweden. In Sweden, September 16 is Dag's Name Day. Dag is uncommon as a surname. People with the name Dag include:

DAG (Yugoslav band)

DAG ( Serbian Cyrillic: ДАГ), also known as Trio DAG were a former Yugoslav acoustic rock band from Belgrade.

Dag (subculture)

Dag is an Australian and New Zealand slang term, also daggy (adjective) and dagging (verb, to behave in a daggy way). In Australia, it is often used as an affectionate insult for someone who is, or is perceived to be, unfashionable, lacking self-consciousness about their appearance and/or with poor social skills yet affable and amusing. It is also used to describe an amusing, quirky and likeable person (as in, "He's a bit of a dag") and is non-pejorative. The term was more widely used in the 70s due to the popular New Zealand comedy of Fred Dagg (John Clarke).

Differentiated from bogans, whose accents are presumed to indicate working class or uneducated origins, dag refers to being unfashionable, eccentric and fool-like and hence has no necessary ties with social class or educational background.

The literal meaning is a dung-caked lock of wool around the hindquarters of a sheep – an abbreviation of "daglock".

DAG (newspaper)

Dag , stylized as DAG, was a freely distributed Dutch-language tabloid newspaper in the Netherlands between 2007 and 2008. It was released jointly by publishing company PCM and telecommunications company KPN. Bob Witman was the editor-in-chief.

The first edition of Dag was published on 8 May 2007 with a circulation of 300,000 copies, accompanied with the launch of the website. It competed with long-time free newspapers Metro and Spits, as well as De Pers which had started on 23 January of that year. The paper and the website were noted for its clear layout, its extensive use of images, and much attention for reactions of the general public. It was reported that in the one and a half year that followed, a maximum of 20 million euro would be invested. In September 2007, the circulation was raised to 400,000, and a Saturday magazine edition and an experimental delivery service were launched.

On 29 September 2008, PCM and KPN announced that the newspaper would cease to exist. The reason was that the direction of Dag had failed to bind enough advertisers, mainly because of the fierce competition of the other free newspapers. The worsening global financial situation around that time also made it more likely that companies would save money on advertisement and sponsoring. The last issue was released on 1 October 2008, but the digital activities of Dag (online, mobile, and narrowcasting) were continued by PCM without support of KPN.

Usage examples of "dag".

Lady from Skye rode through the gates of Gloinmere to marry Regis Aurum, King of Yves, an old woman in her retinue caught the eye of Cyan Dag as he stood in welcome with the knights of Gloinmere.

Soms was zij dan te trotsch dit ongelijk te willen bekennen en sprak zij, in een bouderie, die vaak een dag duurde, nauwelijks een enkel woord.

Als hij een rabbi of een dominee was geweest, zei hij tegen zichzelf, zou hij als man in alle opzichten van haar hebben gehouden en God voor elke dag hebben bedankt.

Ik moest ieder elken dag een geheele doode Muis of Spitsmuis of een Vogeltje, zoo groot als zij zelf, geven.

Het nestje was geheel en al gereed de twee duiven te ontvangen en toch bezocht zij het iederen dag, daar het haar dierbaar was geworden, als een lief speelgoed.

Alleen Etienne had zij dien dag wat koel op een afstand gehouden, zoowel om die geldgeschiedenis met Paul als omdat hij mopperde, dat zij voor zoo lang naar de Horze zouden gaan.

Anne had weleens lachend gezegd dat ze het zo leuk vond het geld uit te geven dat ze voor hun oude dag opzij hadden gelegd.

George Edwards op een dag, ongeveer een maand nadat ze met haar werk was begonnen.

En een maand van rust scheen hem in zijn tegenwoordig ellendig slingeren van den eenen dag op den anderen een tijdlengte toe, die nooit zou eindigen, een eeuwigheid van weelde.

Het jachtveld is meestal ver van de woning gelegen en wordt dag aan dag, des zomers en des winters in de meest verschillende richtingen doorwoeld en doorzocht.

Marc zag de volgende dag dat de gerechten waar niemand iets van had genomen uit het assortiment waren verdwenen en die waarvan ze het meest hadden genoten opnieuw werden aangeboden, samen met andere etenswaren die ze nog niet eerder hadden gezien.

Dag Hammarskjold Foundation, Ovre Slottsgatan 2, S-752 20 Uppsala, Sweden.

Het speet haar zeer, dat zij haar ingeving van den vorigen dag niet gevolgd had en reeds een toenadering had gepoogd.

Henk, die hem kende als zeer vergeetachtig in zulke kwijtingen, had echter niet willen weigeren en hem de gevraagde som ter hand gesteld, en Vincent leefde nu, terwijl het geld hem den eenen dag als water tusschen de vingers slipte, en hij den anderen, met een bijna bekrompen gierigheid, een dubbeltje poogde uit te winnen, in zijn doffe zwakte voort, terwijl de wissels uit Brussel zich wachten lieten.

Zij moeten dus in den regel zes maal per dag door den loopgang den weg van hun woning naar het jachtveld en terug afleggen en kunnen bij deze gelegenheid, zoodra de bedoelde buis ontdekt is, zonder fout in den tijd van weinige uren gevangen worden.