dredge


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dredge 1

 (drĕj)
n.
1. Any of various machines equipped with scooping or suction devices and used to deepen harbors and waterways and in underwater mining.
2. Nautical A boat or barge equipped with a dredge.
3. An implement consisting of a net on a frame, used for gathering shellfish.
v. dredged, dredg·ing, dredg·es
v.tr.
1. To clean, deepen, or widen with a dredge.
2. To bring up with a dredge: dredged up the silt.
3. To come up with; unearth: dredged up bitter memories.
v.intr.
To use a dredge: dredging for alluvial gold.

[Middle English dreg- (in dreg-boat, boat for dredging); akin to ; akin to Old English dragan, to draw.]

dredge 2

 (drĕj)
tr.v. dredged, dredg·ing, dredg·es
To coat (food) by sprinkling with a powder, such as flour or sugar.

[From obsolete dredge, a sweetmeat, from Middle English dragge, from Old French dragie, alteration of Latin tragēmata, confectionary, from Greek, pl. of tragēma, sweetmeat; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]

dredge

(drɛdʒ)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) Also called: dredger a machine, in the form of a bucket ladder, grab, or suction device, used to remove material from a riverbed, channel, etc
2. (Mechanical Engineering) another name for dredger1
vb
3. (Mechanical Engineering) to remove (material) from a riverbed, channel, etc, by means of a dredge
4. (Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to search for (a submerged object) with or as if with a dredge; drag
[C16: perhaps ultimately from Old English dragan to draw; see drag]

dredge

(drɛdʒ)
vb
(Cookery) to sprinkle or coat (food) with flour, sugar, etc
[C16: from Old French dragie, perhaps from Latin tragēmata spices, from Greek]

dredge1

(drɛdʒ)

n., v. dredged, dredg•ing. n.
1. any of various powerful machines for dredging up or removing earth, as by means of a scoop or a series of buckets.
2. a barge on which such a machine is mounted.
3. a dragnet or other contrivance for gathering material or objects from the bottom of a river, bay, etc.
v.t.
4. clear out with a dredge: to dredge a river.
5. to remove (sand, silt, etc.) from the bottom of a river or other body of water.
v.i.
6. to use a dredge.
7. dredge up, to discover and reveal; unearth.
[1425–75]

dredge2

(drɛdʒ)

v.t. dredged, dredg•ing.
to coat (food) with a powdery substance, as flour.
[1590–1600; v. use of dredge mixture of grains, late Middle English dragge, dregge, appar. identical with Middle English drag(g)e, dragie sweetmeat, confection < Old French (see dragée)]
dredg′er, n.

dredge


Past participle: dredged
Gerund: dredging

Imperative
dredge
dredge
Present
I dredge
you dredge
he/she/it dredges
we dredge
you dredge
they dredge
Preterite
I dredged
you dredged
he/she/it dredged
we dredged
you dredged
they dredged
Present Continuous
I am dredging
you are dredging
he/she/it is dredging
we are dredging
you are dredging
they are dredging
Present Perfect
I have dredged
you have dredged
he/she/it has dredged
we have dredged
you have dredged
they have dredged
Past Continuous
I was dredging
you were dredging
he/she/it was dredging
we were dredging
you were dredging
they were dredging
Past Perfect
I had dredged
you had dredged
he/she/it had dredged
we had dredged
you had dredged
they had dredged
Future
I will dredge
you will dredge
he/she/it will dredge
we will dredge
you will dredge
they will dredge
Future Perfect
I will have dredged
you will have dredged
he/she/it will have dredged
we will have dredged
you will have dredged
they will have dredged
Future Continuous
I will be dredging
you will be dredging
he/she/it will be dredging
we will be dredging
you will be dredging
they will be dredging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dredging
you have been dredging
he/she/it has been dredging
we have been dredging
you have been dredging
they have been dredging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dredging
you will have been dredging
he/she/it will have been dredging
we will have been dredging
you will have been dredging
they will have been dredging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dredging
you had been dredging
he/she/it had been dredging
we had been dredging
you had been dredging
they had been dredging
Conditional
I would dredge
you would dredge
he/she/it would dredge
we would dredge
you would dredge
they would dredge
Past Conditional
I would have dredged
you would have dredged
he/she/it would have dredged
we would have dredged
you would have dredged
they would have dredged

dredge

To cover with a sprinkling of flour or sugar.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dredge - a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbeddredge - a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed
dredger - a barge (or a vessel resembling a barge) that is used for dredging
dredging bucket - a bucket for lifting material from a channel or riverbed
power shovel, digger, excavator, shovel - a machine for excavating
scoop shovel, scoop - the shovel or bucket of a dredge or backhoe
Verb1.dredge - cover before cooking; "dredge the chicken in flour before frying it"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
flour - cover with flour; "flour fish or meat before frying it"
coat, surface - put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"
2.dredge - search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
look for, search, seek - try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"
3.dredge - remove with a power shovel, usually from a bottom of a body of water
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
Translations
يَرُش السُّكَّر الناعِم على الكَعْكَهيُنَظِّفُ قاع النَّهْر
bagrovatposypat
opmudrestrøuddybe
dÿpka; hreinsastrá
apkaisītbagarēt
bagrovať
dibi taramakserpmek

dredge

1 [dredʒ]
A. N (Mech) → draga f
B. VT [+ river, canal] → dragar
dredge up VT + ADVsacar con draga (fig) [+ unpleasant facts] → sacar a la luz

dredge

2 [dredʒ] N (Culin) → espolvoreador m

dredge

[ˈdrɛdʒ] vt [+ harbour, river] → draguer
dredge up
vt sep
(out of river)draguer
(fig) [+ unpleasant facts] → (faire) ressortir

dredge

1
nBagger m; (net) → Schleppnetz nt; (vessel) = dredger1
vt river, canalausbaggern, schlämmen

dredge

2
vt (Cook) → bestäuben, bestreuen

dredge

1 [drɛdʒ] vt (river) → dragare
dredge up vt + advtirare alla superficie; (fig, unpleasant facts) → rivangare

dredge

2 [drɛdʒ] vt (Culin) to dredge with (sugar, flour) → spolverizzare di

dredge1

(dredʒ) verb
to deepen or clear the bed of (a river etc) by bringing up mud.
ˈdredger noun
a boat with apparatus for dredging.

dredge2

(dredʒ) verb
to sprinkle (food with sugar etc). pancakes dredged with sugar.
References in classic literature ?
I made his acquaintance the first cruise of the Razzle Dazzle, and saw him sail the Reindeer in a blow and dredge oysters all around the rest of us as we lay at two anchors, troubled with fear of going ashore.
The same fact has been noticed by Forbes in sounding the depths of the sea with the dredge.
to get rid of his scattered holdings on the various creeks, and without thanks to any one he finished his conduit, built his dredges, imported his machinery, and made the gold of Ophir immediately accessible.
below ground level, the company proposed mining the material through the use of a hydraulic dredge, with an onsite processing plant.
Mobil Satellite Technologies has installed SeaTel/Cobham stabilized marine antennas on 23 dredge vessels, including 8 in Bahrain, and there are 3 more installations already scheduled for 2015.
The company said that it will use one hydraulic dredge and three hoppers to complete the work, which is being carried out in two phases.
But that has not stopped us from incorporating artificial dredge teasers into our standard drift fishing presentation.
That is why they ride through the dredge - it's to remove parasites.
The hopper dredges in use are like underwater vacuum cleaners that suck sand from the bottom of the ocean.
This will be the first major project for the recently upgraded cutter suction dredge (CSD) Ohio.
Yet he was still indebted to a remarkable run of misfortune for his rivals at the 16th with Dredge and Pablo Larrazabal taking six at that hole.
It is apparent that dredging not only promotes resuspension of sediment bound indicator bacteria, but the finer dredge suspended particles could also have served as new adsorptive surfaces in the water column for indicator bacteria and, thereby increasing their population in surface water .