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Meaning of rug by Wiktionary Dictionary



    Origin uncertain; compare Swedish rugg ( “rough entangled hair” ), Old Norse rogg, English rough .


    • enPR: rŭg, IPA: /rʌɡ/, X-SAMPA: /rVg/
    • Rhymes: -ʌɡ


    rug ( plural: rugs )

    1. A partial covering for a floor .
    2. ( UK, Australian ) A ( usually thick ) piece of fabric used for warmth ( especially on a bed ); a blanket.
    3. ( slang ) A wig; a hairpiece .

    Usage notes


    • ( small carpet ):: carpet, mat
    • ( wig ):: toupee, wig

    Derived terms


    rug ( third-person singular simple present rugs present participle rugging, simple past and past participle rugged )

    1. ( Scotland ) To pull roughly or hastily; to plunder; to spoil; to tear .
      ( Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry? )

    External links

    • rug in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • rug in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • rug at OneLook Dictionary Search


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Explanation of rug by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric ( usually with nap or pile )

    Definition of rug by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Rug n. [Cf. Sw. rugg entanglend hair, ruggig rugged, shaggy, probably akin to E. rough. See Rough, a.]
      1. A kind of coarse, heavy frieze, formerly used for garments.

      They spin the choicest rug in Ireland. A friend of mine . . . repaired to Paris Garden clad in one of these Waterford rugs. The mastiffs, . . . deeming he had been a bear, would fain have baited him. Holinshed.

      2. A piece of thick, nappy fabric, commonly made of wool, -- used for various purposes, as for covering and ornamenting part of a bare floor, for hanging in a doorway as a potière, for protecting a portion of carpet, for a wrap to protect the legs from cold, etc.

      3. A rough, woolly, or shaggy dog.

      Rug gown, a gown made of rug, of or coarse, shaggy cloth. B. Johnson.

    2. Rug, v. t. To pull roughly or hastily; to plunder; to spoil; to tear. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott.