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 those who look at climate and the physical conditions of life as the all-important elements of distribution, these facts ought to cause surprise, as climate and height or depth graduate away insensibly.
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.
Assisting the offshore diamond search, the Boskalis Offshore sub-sea minerals sampler (NAMROD - Namibian Remotely Operated Dredge) has recently completed a year-long series of seabed diamond studies in Namibian and South African waters.
Alluvial mining is essentially a low grade/high capacity business and the dredge is its workhorse.
He said the company offered to dredge the river for free.
Contract notice: "delivery by purchase of dredge dredge and sediment transport pipes"
How can you measure how many cubic meters of mud did you dredge?" Drilon further explained.
'In addition to all this, during the procurement process, we found out that the dredger this aggrieved company has cannot even dredge Warri port.
Because of larger vessels repeatedly calling at the port's container facilities, Guidry said dredging is even more critical at times of high river when silt is dropped and shoaling takes place swiftly.<br />According to Guidry, the port-owned dredge does not have the ability to sufficiently perform the required dredging.
The approval of this request and the continued efforts to bring about an emergency dredge of Moriches Inlet is great news for our coastal economy, commercial and recreational fisherman and all those whose livelihoods rely on the vitality of our communities' waterways, U.S.
An English daily very recently ran a report that a shipping ministry proposal to dredge seven rivers at a cost of Taka 3,964.17 crore has been lying with the planning ministry since August last year.