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7 definitions found
 for Dredge
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dredge \Dredge\, v. t.
     To sift or sprinkle flour, etc., on, as on roasting meat.
     --Beau. & Fl.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Dredging box.
     (a) Same as 2d Dredger.
     (b) (Gun.) A copper box with a perforated lid; -- used for
         sprinkling meal powder over shell fuses. --Farrow.
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dredge \Dredge\ (dr[e^]j), n. [F. dr[`e]ge, dreige, fish net,
     from a word akin to E. draw; cf. D. dreg, dregge, small
     anchor, dregnet dragnet. [root]73. See Draw.]
     1. Any instrument used to gather or take by dragging; as:
        (a) A dragnet for taking up oysters, etc., from their
            beds.
        (b) A dredging machine.
        (c) An iron frame, with a fine net attached, used in
            collecting animals living at the bottom of the sea.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Mining) Very fine mineral matter held in suspension in
        water. --Raymond.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dredge \Dredge\ (dr[e^]j), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dredged
     (dr[e^]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. Dredging.]
     To catch or gather with a dredge; to deepen with a dredging
     machine. --R. Carew.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Dredging machine, a machine (commonly on a boat) used to
        scoop up mud, gravel, or obstructions from the bottom of
        rivers, docks, etc., so as to deepen them.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dredge \Dredge\, n. [OE. dragge, F. drag['e]e, dredge, also,
     sugar plum; cf. Prov. dragea, It. treggea; corrupted fr. LL.
     tragemata, pl., sweetmeats, Gr. tragh`mata, fr. trw`gein to
     gnaw.]
     A mixture of oats and barley. [Obs.] --Kersey.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dredge
      n 1: a power shovel to remove material from a channel or
           riverbed
      v 1: cover before cooking; "dredge the chicken in flour before
           frying it"
      2: search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something
         valuable or lost [syn: dredge, drag]
      3: remove with a power shovel, usually from a bottom of a body
         of water

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  123 Moby Thesaurus words for "dredge":
     avulse, besprinkle, bore, bread, breathe, brew, burrow, color,
     crumb, cut out, decoct, delve, deracinate, dig, dig out, dig up,
     digger, dike, disentangle, dot, drag up, draw, draw out, draw up,
     dredge up, dredger, drill, driller, drive, dust, dye, entincture,
     eradicate, evolve, evulse, excavate, excavator, excise, exsect,
     extract, extricate, fish up, flavor, flour, furrow, gather up,
     get out, gouge, gouge out, groove, groundhog, grub, grub up,
     haul up, imbrue, imbue, impregnate, infiltrate, infuse, instill,
     leaven, lower, mine, miner, navvy, penetrate, pepper, permeate,
     pervade, pick out, pick up, pluck out, pluck up, powder, pull,
     pull out, pull up, quarry, rake out, remove, rip out, root out,
     root up, sandhog, sap, sapper, saturate, scoop, scoop out,
     scrabble, scrape, scratch, season, shovel, sink, spade, spatter,
     speck, speckle, splatter, spot, sprinkle, steam shovel, steep,
     stud, suffuse, take out, take up, tear out, temper, tincture,
     tinge, transfuse, trench, trough, tunnel, tunneler, unearth,
     unravel, uproot, weed out, withdraw, wrest out
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Dredge
     (Job 24:6). See CORN.
     

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