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Definition of the noun dredge

What does dredge mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: dredges

  1. a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed

Alternative definition of the noun dredge

noun

  1. Any instrument used to gather or take by dragging; as
  2. A dragnet for taking up oysters, etc., from their beds.
  3. A dredging machine.
  4. An iron frame, with a fine net attached, used in collecting animals living at the bottom of the sea.
  5. Very fine mineral matter held in suspension in water.

Definition of the verb dredge

What does dredge mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: dredged | dredging | dredges

  1. cover before cooking
    • example: dredge the chicken in flour before frying it
    • domain: cookery / cooking / preparation
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: coat / surface = put a coat on; cover the surface of
    • more specific word: flour = cover with flour
  2. search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
    • examples: The men dredge the area for animals | The men dredge for animals in the area
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Location] for [Theme]I hunted the woods for game | I searched the cave for treasure | I stalked the woods for game | We rummaged the drawer for important documents
      [Agent - being] [Verb] for [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location]I searched for treasure in the cave
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]I searched through America
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] for [Theme]I searched in the cave for treasure

      Verbs of Searching (with the same syntax): advertise, check, comb, dive, drag, excavate, patrol, plumb, probe, prospect, prowl, quarry, rake, rifle, scavenge, scour, scout, search, shop, sift, trawl, troll, watch.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of dredge: drag
    • more generic terms: look for / search / seek = try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
  3. remove with a power shovel, usually from a bottom of a body of water
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic terms: remove / take / take away / withdraw = remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Alternative definition of the verb dredge

verb

  1. to make a channel deeper or wider using a dredge
  2. to bring something to the surface with a dredge
  3. (Usually with up) to unearth, such as an unsavoury past
  4. to coat moistened food with a powder, such as flour or sugar

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Phrases with Dredge

  1. dredge up
  2. to dredge

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dredge

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Google previewIndiana Harbor and Canal Maintenance Dredging and Disposal Activities, Comprehensive Management Plan (1995)

Environmental Impact Statement

The dustpan dredge is a hydraulic suction dredge whi"| uses a widely flared dredging head along which are mounted Pr";. N sure water jets. The jets loosen and agitate the sediment, whi' is then captured in the dustpan head as the ...

Google previewConstruction of Marine and Offshore Structures, Third Edition (2007)

by Ben C. Gerwick, Jr

The trailer suction hopper dredge is the workhorse of ocean dredging. This is a...

The hydraulic suction dredge is an extremely efficient piece of machinery for moving large masses of material for moderate distances. In the Beaufort Sea, ...

Google previewHudson River Federal Channel Maintenance Dredging (1983)

Environmental Impact Statement

Hopper - The hopper dredge is an ocean-going ship~ and functions like a plain suction dredge (see Figure 3-2). The dredging operation is accomplished by two trailing drag arms extending from both sides of the ship to the waterway bottom.

Google previewCold-Water Corals and Ecosystems (2006)

by André Freiwald, J. Murray Roberts

The triangular dredge is an effective gear to sample both dead and live corals and to study epifauna. However, it is destructive and should under all ...

Google previewToward a cleaner aquatic environment (1973)

by Kenneth Marsh Mackenthun

The orange-peel dredge is a multijawed, round dredge with a canvas closure serving as a portion of the sample compartment. It is available in a variety of sizes . Its sampling area is a function of depth of penetration and this area must be ...

Google previewEncinitas and Solana Beach Shoreline Protection Project (2005)

Environmental Impact Statement

Hopper Dredge The hopper dredge is a self-contained vessel that loads sediment from an offshore borrow site then moves to a receiver site for sand placement. The hopper dredge contains two large arms that have the ability to drag along the ...

Google previewMarine Affairs Dictionary (2004)

Terms, Concepts, Laws, Court Cases, and International Conventions and Agreements by Niels West

BUCKET DREDGE: A mechanical dredge consisting of a boom on which a moveable bucket is mounted.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

cables and liatg ouer boord for To dredge or drudge is to scatter ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Coastal Science (2006)

by Maurice Schwartz

dredge (Figure D38) was used widely earlier in Europe but not in the United States, although they were employed on a few projects like the Panama Canal. For environmental reasons they may still be ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1894)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

DREDGE, The Natubalist's, an implement constructed on the general plan of the common oyster-dredge, and used by naturalists for obtaining specimens of the animals living on the bottom of the sea at greater or less depths, for the purpose of ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1915)

DREDGE DBEDOE closed by a door at the bottom. By means of suitable mechanism this dipper is thrust down to the bottom and given a scooping motion which fills the dipper; the next operation is to raise the dipper and by swinging the boom ...

Google previewA Practical Dictionary of Cookery (2012)

by Ethel Meyer

for 3 or 4 minutes, dredge in the flour slowly, stirring all the time, and cook it for 2 or 3 minutes. Pour in the stock or water and heat it to boiling point, then put in the duck and simmer it gently for 30 minutes. Peel the turnips, cut them in quarters, ...

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Dredge Meaning

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Scrabble value of D2R1E1D2G2E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of DREDGE

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  • GEDDER

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