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lug Explained

lug at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


lug at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v past tense and past participle lugged present participle lugging [T] informal // [Date: 1400-1500; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language]// to pull or carry something heavy with difficulty// lug sth around/up/into/onto etc sth // --It's a huge book, not something you'd like to lug around.// --She began to lug her suitcase up the stairs.//
lug 2 n [C] [Date: 1900-2000; Origin: Probably from lunk; LUNKHEAD]//
1 [usually plural] a part of something that sticks out and can be used as a handle or a support:
2 BrE humorous an ear: lughole//
3 AmE a rough, stupid, or awkward person: --You big lug!//

LUG at English => English (Abklex) Of Explained:

Linux/Local User Group

LUG at English => English (acronym) Of Explained:

Local Users Group

lug at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:


lúg at Hungarian => English Of Explained:

alkali, base, buck, lye

LUG at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

Local Users Group From VERA

lug at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

94 Moby Thesaurus words for "lug":
Eustachian tube, anvil, auditory apparatus, auditory canal,
auditory meatus, auditory nerve, auditory ossicles, auditory tube,
auricle, basilar membrane, bear, bony labyrinth, buck, carry,
cauliflower ear, cochlea, conch, concha, conduct, convey, draft,
drag, draggle, draw, drumhead, ear, ear lobe, eardrum, endolymph,
external ear, ferry, fly, freight, gawk, hale, hammer, haul, heave,
hump, incus, inner ear, klutz, lift, lobe, lobster, lobule, looby,
lout, lubber, lummox, lump, lurch, malleus, manhandle,
mastoid process, middle ear, oaf, organ of Corti, outer ear,
oval window, pack, palooka, perilymph, pinna, pull, round window,
secondary eardrum, semicircular canals, shell, snake, snap, stapes,
stirrup, strain, take, take in tow, tote, tow, trail, train,
transport, trawl, troll, tug, twitch, tympanic cavity,
tympanic membrane, tympanum, vellicate, vestibule, waft, whisk,
wing, yank

lug at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:


lug at Croatian => English Of Explained:


lug at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Traction): draw, pull, haul, lug, rake, drag, tug, tow, trail, train, take in tow, wrench, jerk, twitch, yank.

lug at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun
verb (-gg-) [VN +adv./prep.] (informal) to carry or drag sth heavy with a lot of effort:
I had to lug my bags up to the fourth floor.
1 (technical) a part of sth that sticks out, used as a handle or support
2 (also lughole) (both BrE, humorous) an ear

Lug at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Lug \Lug\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lugged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Lugging}.] [OE. luggen, Sw. lugga to pull by the hair, fr.
lugg the forelock.]
To pull with force; to haul; to drag along; to carry with
difficulty, as something heavy or cumbersome. --Dryden.

They must divide the image among them, and so lug off
every one his share. --Collier.

Lug \Lug\, n.
1. The act of lugging; as, a hard lug; that which is lugged;
as, the pack is a heavy lug.[Colloq.]

2. Anything which moves slowly. [Obs.] --Ascham.

Lug \Lug\, v. i.
To move slowly and heavily.

Lug \Lug\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
1. A rod or pole. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.

2. A measure of length, being 161/2 feet; a rod, pole, or
perch. [Obs.] `` Eight lugs of ground.'' --Spenser.

{Chimney lug}, or {Lug pole}, a pole on which a kettle is
hung over the fire, either in a chimney or in the open
air. [Local, U.S.] --Whittier.

Lug \Lug\, n. [Sw. lugg the forelock.]
1. The ear, or its lobe. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]

2. That which projects like an ear, esp. that by which
anything is supported, carried, or grasped, or to which a
support is fastened; an ear; as, the lugs of a kettle; the
lugs of a founder's flask; the lug (handle) of a jug.

3. (Mach.) A projecting piece to which anything, as a rod, is
attached, or against which anything, as a wedge or key,
bears, or through which a bolt passes, etc.

4. (Harness) The leather loop or ear by which a shaft is held

5. (Zo["o]l.) The lugworm.

{Lug bolt} (Mach.), a bolt terminating in a long, flat
extension which takes the place of a head; a strap bolt.

lug at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:


{Linux User Group}

Lug at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: ancient Celtic god [syn: {Lugh}]
2: a sail with four corners that is hoisted from a yard that is
oblique to the mast [syn: {lugsail}]
3: a projecting piece that is used to lift or support or turn
4: marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of
the back; often used for fishing bait [syn: {lugworm}, {lobworm}]

lug at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: carry with difficulty; "You'll have to lug this suitcase"
[syn: {tote}, {tug}]
2: obstruct; "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are
blocked" [syn: {stuff}, {choke up}, {block}] [ant: {unstuff}]
[also: {lugging}, {lugged}]

lug at Sanskrit => English (Monier-Williams) Of Explained:


1[ luG ] ( in gram. ) N. of the terminations of the Aorist or Third
Preterite and N. of that Tense itself


lug at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » lúg|ług|Lug|LUG



Probably from Inter: etyl » non (compare Swedish Inter: term » lugga|lang=sv, Norwegian Inter: term » lugge|lang=no). Noun is via Inter: etyl » sco Inter: term » lugge|lang=sco, probably from Inter: etyl » non (compare Swedish and Norwegian Inter: term » lugg|lang=sv). Probably related to Inter: term » slug||lazy, slow-moving|lang=en, which is from similar Scandinavian sources.


* Inter: enPR » lŭg, Inter: IPA » /lʌɡ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /lVg/
  • Inter: rhymes » ʌɡ


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A lug nut.
    1. Inter: context » electricity A device for terminating an electrical conductor to facilitate the mechanical connection; to the conductor it may be crimped to form a cold weld, soldered or have pressure from a screw.
    2. A part of something which sticks out, used as a handle or support.
    3. A fool, a large man.
    4. Inter: U » K An ear or ear lobe.
    5. A wood box used for transporting fruit or vegetables.
    6. Inter: slan » g A request for money, as for political purposes.
    7. : They put the lug on him at the courthouse.
    8. Inter: UK » dialect A rod or pole.
    9. : Inter: rfquotek » Wright
    10. Inter: UK » dialect A measure of length equal to 16½ feet.
    11. Spenser
    12. : Eight lugs of ground.

      Derived terms

      * Inter: sense » lug nut lug nut

  • Inter: sense » large man big lug
  • Inter: sense » protruding support launch lug


    Inter: trans-top » lug nut
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|hjulskruv|c, Inter: t- » sv|hjulmutter|c

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » device for terminating an electrical conductor
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cosse|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » lugs|lugging|lugged|lugged
  • Inter: transitiv » e To haul, carry (especially something heavy).
    1. : Why do you always lug around so many books?
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To run at too slow a speed.
    3. : When driving up a hill, choose a lower gear so you dont lug the engine.''
    4. Inter: transitive » nautical To carry an excessive amount of sail for the conditions prevailing.

      Derived terms

      * luggage


      * Inter: R:New Geordie Dictionary 198 » 7

  • Inter: R:Northeast Dialect 200 » 5
  • Inter: R:Dobson & Irwin Newcastle 197 » 0
  • Inter: R:Palgrav » e

  • Afrikaans


    From Inter: etyl » nl|af Inter: term » lucht|lang=nl.


    * Inter: IPA » /lœχ/|lang=af


    Inter: head » af|noun
  • air

  • Serbo-Croatian


    From Inter: etyl » sla-pro|sh Inter: recons » lǫgъ|lang=sla-pro.


    Inter: sh-noun » g=m|head=lȗg|r|луг|лу̑г
  • lye


    Inter: sh-decl-noun »

  • |lȗg|lȕgovi/ lȗzi
    |lugu|lugovima / luzima
    |lugu / luže|lugovi / luzi
    |lugu|lugovima / luzima
    |lugom|lugovima / luzima



    From Inter: etyl » sla-pro|sl Inter: recons » lǫgъ|lang=sla-pro.


    Inter: sl-noun » m
  • lye

  • Translation: de » lug
    Translation: et » lug
    Translation: es » lug
    Translation: eo » lug
    Translation: fa » lug
    Translation: fr » lug
    Translation: ko » lug
    Translation: hr » lug
    Translation: io » lug
    Translation: id » lug
    Translation: it » lug
    Translation: kn » lug
    Translation: lt » lug
    Translation: li » lug
    Translation: hu » lug
    Translation: mg » lug
    Translation: my » lug
    Translation: fj » lug
    Translation: nl » lug
    Translation: pl » lug
    Translation: ru » lug
    Translation: fi » lug
    Translation: ta » lug
    Translation: te » lug
    Translation: tr » lug
    Translation: vi » lug
    Translation: vo » lug
    Translation: zh » lug

    Lug at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » lug


    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Inter: alternative spelling of » Lugh

  • Old Irish


    From Inter: etyl » pgl|sga Inter: term » ᚂᚒᚌ|tr={{smallcaps|lug|lang=pgl}}, from Inter: etyl » cel-pro|sga Inter: recons » Lugus|lang=cel-pro.

    Proper noun

    Inter: head » sga|proper noun|g=m
  • Inter: Irish mythology » lang=sga A former Irish deity represented in mythological texts as a hero and High King of the distant past. Son of Cían and Ethniu.

  • Category: Category - :Old Irish terms derived from Proto-Celtic|lug

    Primitive Irish


    Inter: head » pgl|noun|g=m|head={{smallcaps|lug|sc=Latn}}
  • Inter: form of » Romanization|ᚂᚒᚌ|lang=pgl|sc=Ogam: Lugh.

  • Translation: de » Lug
    Translation: et » Lug

    lúg at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » lug|ług|Lug|LUG



    From a Inter: etyl » sla|hu language, compare lug.


    * Inter: IPA » /ˈluːɡ/|lang=hu


    Inter: hu-noun » ok
  • lye

  • Category: Category:Hungarian three-letter words -
    Category: Category:hu:Chemistry -
    Translation: hu » lúg
    Translation: mg » lúg
    Translation: fi » lúg
    Translation: tl » lúg

    LUG at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » lug


    Inter: initialis » m

  • Inter: computin » g Inter: w » Linux user group

  • Translation: cs » LUG
    Translation: de » LUG