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Webster 1913 Edition


Lug

Lug

(lŭg)
,
Noun.
[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 up.
5.
(Zool.)
The lugworm.

Lug

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Lugged
(lŭgd)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Lugging
(lŭg′gĭng)
.]
[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

,
Verb.
I.
To move slowly and heavily.

Lug

,
Noun.
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

,
Noun.
[Etymol. uncertain.]
1.
A rod or pole.
[Prov. Eng.]
Wright.
2.
A measure of length, being 16½ 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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Lug

LUG

,
Verb.
T.
[See Pluck.]
1.
To haul; to drag; to pull with force, as something heavy and moved with difficulty.
Howler lugs him still through hedges.
2.
To carry or convey with labor.
They must divide the image among them, and so lug off every one his share.
To lug out, to draw a sword, in burlesque.

LUG

,
Verb.
I.
To drag; to move heavily.

LUG

, n.
1.
A small fish.
2.
In Scotland, an ear. Obs.
3.
A pole or perch, a land-measure. Obs.
4.
Something heavy to be drawn or carried. [Vulgar.]

Definition 2021


Lug

Lug

See also: lug, LUG, lúg, and ług

English

Proper noun

Lug

  1. Alternative spelling of Lugh

Old Irish

Etymology

From Primitive Irish ᚂᚒᚌ (lug), from Proto-Celtic *Lugus.

Proper noun

Lug m

  1. (Irish mythology) A former Irish deity represented in mythological texts as a hero and High King of the distant past: the son of Cían and Ethniu.

lug

lug

See also: lúg, ług, Lug, and LUG

English

Noun

lug (plural lugs)

  1. The act of hauling or dragging.
    a hard lug
  2. That which is hauled or dragged.
    The pack is a heavy lug.
  3. Anything that moves slowly.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ascham to this entry?)
  4. A lug nut.
  5. (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 ****.
  6. A part of something which sticks out, used as a handle or support.
  7. A fool, a large man.
  8. (Britain) An ear or ear lobe.
  9. A wood box used for transporting fruit or vegetables.
  10. (slang) A request for money, as for political purposes.
    They put the lug on him at the courthouse.
  11. (Britain, dialect) A rod or pole.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wright to this entry?)
  12. (Britain, dialect) A measure of length equal to 16½ feet.
    • Spenser
      Eight lugs of ground.
  13. (nautical) A lugsail.
  14. (harness) The leather loop or ear by which a shaft is held up.
  15. A lugworm.

Derived terms

  • (lug nut): lug nut
  • (large man): big lug
  • (protruding support): launch lug

Translations

Verb

lug (third-person singular simple present lugs, present participle lugging, simple past and past participle lugged)

  1. (transitive) To haul or drag along (especially something heavy); to carry.
    Why do you always lug around so many books?
    • Collier
      They must divide the image among them, and so lug off every one his share.
  2. (transitive) To run at too slow a speed.
    When driving up a hill, choose a lower gear so you don't lug the engine.
  3. (transitive, nautical) To carry an excessive amount of sail for the conditions prevailing.

Derived terms

References

  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin,
  • A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896,

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch lucht.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lœχ/

Noun

lug (uncountable, diminutive luggie)

  1. air

Usage notes

The plural form of lug is lugte, but it exists only in literary texts and is otherwise never used.


Albanian

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *lug(ā), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)leuK- 'to gulp/drink (down), swallow'. Cognate to Lithuanian liũgas (morass), Old Norse slok (trough, spillway), Middle High German slūch (gulf, abyss)[1]. Possibly related to Illyrian Loúgeon, a toponym denoting a swampy place in Strabo. Plural lugje.

Noun

lug m

  1. trough, (water)channel, spillway
Derived terms
Related terms

References

  1. Albanische Etymologien (Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz), Bardhyl Demiraj, Leiden Studies in Indo-European 7; Amsterdam - Atlanta 1997, p.245

Primitive Irish

Romanization

lug

  1. Romanization of ᚂᚒᚌ

Scanian

Etymology

From Old Norse lok.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlǿʉːɣ]

Noun

lug n

  1. weed, unwanted plant

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *lǫgъ.

Noun

lȗg m (Cyrillic spelling лу̑г)

  1. lye

Declension


Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *lǫgъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlùːk/, /ˈlúːk/
  • Tonal orthography: lúg, lȗg

Noun

lúg m inan (genitive lúga, uncountable)

  1. lye

Declension