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Meaning of RUG

Pronunciation:  rug

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)

RUG is a 3 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: carpet, carpeting
 See Also: broadloom, Brussels carpet, drugget, edging, floor covering, floorcover, flying carpet, furnishings, hearthrug, nammad, numdah, numdah rug, prayer mat, prayer rug, red carpet, scatter rug, shag rug, stair-carpet, throw rug, Wilton



Webster's 1913 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
             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.
    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
       poti[`e]re, 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.