Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of HUG

Pronunciation:  hug

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a tight embrace
  2. [v]  fit closely or tightly
  3. [v]  hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"

HUG is a 3 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: bosom, clinch, embrace, squeeze
 See Also: adjoin, clasp, contact, cuddle, embrace, embracing, interlock, lock, meet, touch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hug\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hugged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Hugging}.] [Prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. sidde paa huk
    to squat, Sw. huka sig to squat, Icel. h?ka. Cf. {Huckster}.]
    1. To cower; to crouch; to curl up. [Obs.] --Palsgrave.
    2. To crowd together; to cuddle. [Obs.] --Shak.
  2. \Hug\, v. t.
    1. To press closely within the arms; to clasp to the bosom;
       to embrace. ``And huggen me in his arms.'' --Shak.
    2. To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish.
             We hug deformities if they bear our names.
    3. (Naut.) To keep close to; as, to hug the land; to hug the
    {To hug one's self}, to congratulate one's self; to chuckle.
  3. \Hug\, n.
    A close embrace or clasping with the arms, as in affection or
    in wrestling. --Fuller.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abduct, accost, accueil, address, adhere, adhere to, agglomerate, around, bear, bear hug, bite, bob, bosom, bow, bunch, carry off, cherish, clamp, clasp, cleave, cleave to, clench, clinch, cling, cling to, clinging, clip, clot, cluster, clutch, coagulate, cohere, congeal, conglomerate, curtsy, death grip, embosom, embrace, enfold, enfoldment, entertain, firm hold, fold, follow close upon, fondle, foothold, footing, foster, freeze to, glad hand, go with, grapple, grasp, greeting, grip, gripe, grow together, hail, hand-clasp, handshake, hang about, hang on, hang on to, hang together, harbor, have, have and hold, hearty welcome, hello, hold, hold fast, hold on, hold on to, hold tight, hold together, hover over, how-do-you-do, huddle, hug the shore, iron grip, keep, keep close to, keep hold of, kidnap, kiss, lie by, make welcome, march with, mass, never let go, nip, nod, nurse, nurture, open arms, persist, press, purchase, reception, salutation, salute, seizure, set, shanghai, smile, smile of recognition, smiling reception, solidify, squeeze, stand by, stay, stay inshore, stay near, stay put, stick, stick to, stick together, tailgate, take hold of, the glad hand, throttle, tight grip, toehold, treasure, treasure up, wave, welcome, welcome mat, welcoming