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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( n.) A confection; a comfit; a drug.

(2): ( v. t.) A kind of sledge for conveying heavy bodies; also, a kind of low car or handcart; as, a stone drag.

(3): ( v. t.) A heavy coach with seats on top; also, a heavy carriage.

(4): ( v. t.) A net, or an apparatus, to be drawn along the bottom under water, as in fishing, searching for drowned persons, etc.

(5): ( v. t.) To draw slowly or heavily onward; to pull along the ground by main force; to haul; to trail; - applied to drawing heavy or resisting bodies or those inapt for drawing, with labor, along the ground or other surface; as, to drag stone or timber; to drag a net in fishing.

(6): ( v. t.) To break, as land, by drawing a drag or harrow over it; to harrow; to draw a drag along the bottom of, as a stream or other water; hence, to search, as by means of a drag.

(7): ( v. t.) To draw along, as something burdensome; hence, to pass in pain or with difficulty.

(8): ( v. i.) To be drawn along, as a rope or dress, on the ground; to trail; to be moved onward along the ground, or along the bottom of the sea, as an anchor that does not hold.

(9): ( v. i.) To move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance with weary effort; to go on lingeringly.

(10): ( v. i.) To serve as a clog or hindrance; to hold back.

(11): ( v. i.) To fish with a dragnet.

(12): ( v. t.) The act of dragging; anything which is dragged.

(13): ( v. t.) A steel instrument for completing the dressing of soft stone.

(14): ( v. t.) 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. See Citation under Drag, v. i., 3.

(15): ( v. t.) A heavy harrow, for breaking up ground.

(16): ( v. t.) Anything towed in the water to retard a ship's progress, or to keep her head up to the wind; esp., a canvas bag with a hooped mouth, so used. See Drag sail (below).

(17): ( v. t.) Also, a skid or shoe, for retarding the motion of a carriage wheel.

(18): ( v. t.) Hence, anything that retards; a clog; an obstacle to progress or enjoyment.

(19): ( v. t.) Motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if clogged.

(20): ( v. t.) The bottom part of a flask or mold, the upper part being the cope.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words [2]

1: Σύρω (Strong'S #4951 — verb — suro — soo'-ro )

"to draw, drag, haul," is used of a net,  John 21:8; of violently "draging" persons along,  Acts 8:3 , "haling;"  Acts 14:19 , RV, "dragged," AV, "drew;"  Acts 17:6 (ditto);   Revelation 12:4 , AV, "drew," RV, "draweth." See Draw , Hale.

 Luke 12:58

2: Ἑλκύω (Strong'S #1670 — Verb — helkuo — hel-koo'-o, hel'-ko )

"to draw," differs from suro, as "drawing" does from violent "dragging." It is used of "drawing" a net,  John 21:6,11 (cp. No. 1, in ver. 8); Trench remarks, "At vv. 6 and 11 helko (or helkuo) is used; for there a drawing of the net to a certain point is intended; by the disciples to themselves in the ship, by Peter to himself upon the shore. But at ver. 8 helko gives place to suro: for nothing is there intended but the dragging of the net, which had been fastened to the ship, after it through the water" (Syn., xxi).

 John 6:44 12:32 Song of Solomon 1:4 Jeremiah 31:3 John 18:10 Acts 16:19 21:30 James 2:6Draw.

King James Dictionary [3]

Drag, G., L See Drink and Drench.

1. To pull to haul to draw along the ground by main force applied particularly to drawing heavy things with labor, along the ground or other surface as, to drag stone or timber to drag a net in fishing.  John 21:8 . 2. To break land by drawing a drag or harrow over it to harrow a common use of this word in New England. 3. To draw along slowly or heavily to draw any thing burdensome as, to drag a lingering life. 4. To draw along in contempt, as unworthy to be carried.

He drags me at his chariot-wheels.

To drag one in chains.

5. To pull or haul about roughly and forcibly.

In seamens language, to drag an anchor, is to draw or trail it along the bottom when loosened, or when the anchor will not hold the ship.


1. To hang so low as to trail on the ground. 2. To fish with a drag as, they have been dragging for fish all day, with little success. 3. To be drawn along as, the anchor drags. 4. To be moved slowly to proceed heavily as, this business drags. 5. To hang or grate on the floor, as a door.

DRAG, n.

1. Something to be drawn along the ground, as a net or a hook. 2. A particular kind of harrow. 3. A car a low cart. 4. In sea-language, a machine consisting of a sharp square frame of iron, encircled with a net, used to take the wheel off from the platform or bottom of the decks. 5. Whatever is drawn a boat in tow whatever serves to retard a ships way.

Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types [4]

 Habakkuk 1:15-16 (a) By this time we understand that GOD refers to the methods, plans and means which were used by wicked men to gather in helpless and deceived souls to themselves. It refers no doubt to the schemes and plans used today by professing Christian leaders who inveigle men and women into a religious life by various methods and means.

Morrish Bible Dictionary [5]

Fishing net.  Habakkuk 1:15,16 : margin , flue-net.

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [6]

( מַכְמֶרֶת , mikme'reth, Hebrews 1:15, 16; or מכְמֹרֵת , Mikmo'Reth ,  Isaiah 19:8, "net"), a seine or fishing-net. (See Fish); (See Net).