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Meaning of PLUG

Pronunciation:  plug

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an old or over-worked horse
  2. [n]  an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire
  3. [n]  blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
  4. [n]  an electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted in a socket to make an electrical connection
  5. [n]  electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
  6. [n]  blatant or sensational promotion
  7. [n]  a wad of something chewable as tobacco
  8. [v]  persist in working hard; "Students must plug away at this problem"
  9. [v]  make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote
  10. [v]  deliver a punch to
  11. [v]  fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug; "plug the hole"; "stop up the leak"

PLUG is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: ballyhoo, chaw, chew, cud, fire hydrant, fireplug, hack, hoopla, hype, jade, male plug, nag, plug away, punch, quid, secure, spark plug, sparking plug, stop up, stopper, stopple, wad
 See Also: advertise, advertize, bit, bite, block, blockage, bung, chink, close, closure, cork, cork, cork up, drainplug, electrical device, enter, Equus caballus, fill, fill up, fipple, hang in, hang on, hit, hold on, horse, hydrant, ignition, ignition system, infix, insert, introduce, morsel, occlusion, packaging, persevere, persist, phone plug, promote, promotion, promotional material, publicity, push, spigot, spile, stop, stoppage, stopper, stopple, tampion, tampon, tampon, tap, telephone plug



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Plug\, n.
    {Breech plug} (Gun.), in breech-loading guns, the metal plug
       or cylinder which closes the aperture in the breech,
       through which the gun is loaded. Plug board \Plug board\
    A switchboard in which connections are made by means of
  2. \Plug\, n. [Akin to D. plug, G. pflock, Dan. pl["o]k, plug,
    Sw. plugg; cf. W. ploc.]
    1. Any piece of wood, metal, or other substance used to stop
       or fill a hole; a stopple.
    2. A flat oblong cake of pressed tobacco. [U. S.]
    3. A high, tapering silk hat. [Slang, U.S.]
    4. A worthless horse. [Slang, U.S.]
    5. (Building) A block of wood let into a wall, to afford a
       hold for nails.
    {Fire plug}, a street hydrant to which hose may be attached.
       [U. S.]
    {Hawse plug} (Naut.), a plug to stop a hawse hole.
    {Plug and feather}. (Stone Working) See {Feather}, n., 7.
    {Plug centerbit}, a centerbit ending in a small cylinder
       instead of a point, so as to follow and enlarge a hole
       previously made, or to form a counterbore around it.
    {Plug rod} (Steam Eng.), a rod attached to the beam for
       working the valves, as in the Cornish engine.
    {Plug valve} (Mech.), a tapering valve, which turns in a case
       like the plug of a faucet.
  3. \Plug\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plugged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To stop with a plug; to make tight by stopping a hole.
Thesaurus Terms
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