What is drag?

  • (noun): The phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid.
    Synonyms: retarding force
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on drag:

Drag, Norway
... Drag (Lule Sami Ájluokta and Northern Sami Áiluokta) is a village in the municipality of Tysfjord in Nordland county, Norway ... Drag is located along Norwegian National Road 827 runs through Drag to a ferry port that connects to the village of Kjøpsvik across the fjord ... Árran, the national Lule Sami Center is located in Drag ...
Beetle Restoration - Motorsport - Drag Racing
... The Beetle is widely used in drag racing its rearward (RR layout) weight distribution keeps the weight over the rear wheels, maximizing grip off the starting line ... The car's weight is reduced for a full competition drag Beetle, further improving the grip and also the power-to-weight ratio ...
The Way Out (Drag Album) - Background
... As Middleton was allowed time to devote to his own side project Drag, he and McElligott decided to fill out Drag to a full band lineup ... keyboardist Matt Murphy and fellow Powderfinger member John Collins on bass, Drag began performing around Brisbane and its surrounding areas ... Middleton had intended recording some of the Drag songs in the hiatus time, but when the opportunity was offered by Paul Piticco, Powderfinger's manager and founder of Dew Process ...
Lake Geneva Raceway - History - Drag Strip
... The track opened on July 3, 1963 as a drag strip ... The first drag race was won by Fox ... The final drag race was held in 1977, and was won by Fritz Barels ...
Aerodynamic Drag
... In aerodynamics, aerodynamic drag is the fluid drag force that acts on any moving solid body in the direction of the fluid freestream flow ... From the body's perspective (near-field approach), the drag comes from forces due to pressure distributions over the body surface, symbolized, and forces due to skin friction, which is a result of viscosity ... from the flowfield perspective (far-field approach), the drag force comes from three natural phenomena shock waves, vortex sheet, and viscosity ...

More definitions of "drag":

  • (verb): Move slowly and as if with great effort.
  • (verb): Suck in or take (air).
    Synonyms: puff, draw
  • (verb): Walk without lifting the feet.
    Synonyms: scuff
  • (verb): Force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action.
    Example: "Don't drag me into this business"
    Synonyms: embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag in
  • (verb): Search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost.
    Synonyms: dredge
  • (noun): Clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man).
    Example: "He went to the party dressed in drag"; "the waitresses looked like missionaries in drag"
  • (verb): Persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting.
    Example: "He dragged me away from the television set"
  • (noun): Something tedious and boring.
    Example: "Peeling potatoes is a drag"
  • (verb): Use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu.
    Example: "Drag this icon to the lower right hand corner of the screen"
  • (noun): A slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke).
    Example: "He took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"
    Synonyms: puff, pull
  • (noun): Something that slows or delays progress.
    Example: "Taxation is a drag on the economy"; "too many laws are a drag on the use of new land"
  • (verb): Pull, as against a resistance.
    Example: "He dragged the big suitcase behind him"; "These worries were dragging at him"
  • (verb): Proceed for an extended period of time.
    Synonyms: drag on, drag out
  • (noun): The act of dragging (pulling with force).
    Example: "The drag up the hill exhausted him"

Famous quotes containing the word drag:

    Dying smokers sense
    Walking towards them through some dappled park
    As if on water that unfocused she
    No match lit up, nor drag ever brought near....
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    Our own theological Church, as we know, has scorned and vilified the body till it has seemed almost a reproach and a shame to have one, yet at the same time has credited it with power to drag the soul to perdition.
    Eliza Farnham (1815–1864)

    I know those little phrases that seem so innocuous and, once you let them in, pollute the whole of speech. Nothing is more real than nothing. They rise up out of the pit and know no rest until they drag you down into its dark.
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)