Rag or rags may refer to:

  • A torn, threadbare or otherwise inferior piece of textile.
  • A piece of ragtime music.
  • Raga, the musical mode (similar to scale) of a composition in Indian classical music.
  • Rag. a title for people holding high school degrees in business economics, see Italian honorifics
  • Rag (typography), the ragged edge of a block of text.
  • Rag (newspaper), a newspaper that tends to emphasize topics such as sensational crime stories, astrology, gossip columns about the personal lives of celebrities and sports stars
  • The Student Rags which took place between King's College London and University College London from the 1820s.
  • Ēriks Rags (born 1975), Latvian javelin thrower.
given name
  • Rags Matthews (1905–1999), All-American football player.
  • Rags Morales, American comic book artist.
  • Rags Ragland (1905–1946), an American character actor.
as a title or proper name
  • Rags (musical), a Broadway musical.
  • Rags (group of dancers) - a Norwegian group of dancers in the period 1984 - 1992
  • The Rag, an underground paper published in Austin, Texas from 1966–1977.
  • Ravi Khote, or "Rags", Indian singer.
  • Rags (dog) - 1st Infantry Division (United States) mascot in World War I.
  • Rags (Spin City) - the dog from Spin City television show.
  • Ragnarök (MUD), an online role-playing game
  • Rag (student society), a student fund raising charitable group.
  • Rags (Doctor Who), a Doctor Who novel.
  • Rags (film), a Nickelodeon original film
acronym RAGS
Further information: RAG (disambiguation)
  • Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi known as RAGS.
  • Recombination activating gene, encode enzymes involved in VDJ recombination.
  • RAGS International, the former name of the Messiah Foundation International.
  • A slang term for a sanitary napkin used by a menstruating woman while on the rag.
  • The stringy central portion and membranous walls of a citrus fruit.
  • A slang nickname for the Manchester United, used by detractor.
  • Slang for a newspaper, often used in a pejorative sense to describe a tabloid or other down-market publication.
  • A colloquial term for the front curtain of a theater.

Other articles related to "rag":

Magnetic Rag
... "Magnetic Rag" is a 1914 ragtime piano composition by American composer Scott Joplin ... It is significant for being the last rag which Joplin published in his lifetime, three years before his death in 1917 ...
List Of Compositions By James Scott
... Notes Cover page A Summer Breeze 1903 March and Two-Step Fascinator 1903 On the Pike 1904 Rag-Time Two-Step Frog Legs Rag 1906 Kansas City Rag 1907 Grace and Beauty 1909 Great Scott Rag 1909 Ragtime Betty 1909 ... Dumars Hilarity Rag 1910 Ophelia Rag 1910 Princess Rag 1911 Quality 1911 Ragtime Oriole 1911 Climax Rag 1914 Suffragette 1914 Take Me Out To Lakeside 1914 ...
List Of Compositions By Scott Joplin
... One of his first pieces, the "Maple Leaf Rag" (1899) has been recognized as the archetypal rag and influenced subsequent rag composers for at least 12 years thanks to ... were precarious throughout his career, despite a steady income from the "Maple Leaf Rag" ... This new art form, the classic rag, combined Afro-American folk music's syncopation and nineteenth-century European romanticism, with its harmonic ...

Famous quotes containing the word rag:

    New York is a woman
    holding, according to history,
    a rag called liberty with one hand
    and strangling the earth with the other.
    Adonis [Ali Ahmed Said] (b. 1930)

    I found my brother’s body at the bottom there, where they had thrown it away on the rocks, by the river. Like an old, dirty rag nobody wants. He was dead. And I felt I had killed him. I turned back to give myself up.... Because if a man’s life can be lived so long and come out this way, like rubbish, then something was horrible, and had to be ended one way or another. And I decided to help.
    Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910)

    Rub a half potato on your wart
    and wrap it in a damp cloth. Close
    your eyes and whirl three times and throw.
    Then bury rag and spud exactly where they fall.
    Richard Hugo (1923–1982)