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Dictionary Definition



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 something
4 marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait [syn: lugworm, lobworm]


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]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Lug



Probably from (compare Swedish lugga, Norwegian lugge). Noun is via lugge, probably from (compare Swedish and Norwegian lugg).


  • , /lʌɡ/, /lʌg/, /lVg/
    Rhymes with: -ʌɡ


  1. A lug nut.
  2. 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.
  3. A fool.
  4. An ear.
  5. An ear lobe.
  6. A wood box used for transporting fruit or vegetables.
  7. A request for money, as for political purposes.
    They put the lug on him at the courthouse.

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  1. To haul, carry (especially something heavy).
    Why do you always lug around so many books?
  2. To run at too slow a speed.
    When driving up a hill, choose a lower gear so you don't lug the engine.
  3. In the context of "transitive|nautical": To carry an excessive amount of sail for the conditions prevailing.

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Extensive Definition

Lug or LUG can refer to:



  • Lugus, a god worshipped across the Celtic speaking world in antiquity.
  • In Irish mythology, Lug (in later spellings Lugh) was an ancient god.


Technical terms

Other meanings

  • A lug is a deliberately unkind remark.
  • Lug is an alternative English word for ear.
  • Lug is an alternative English verb meaning "To Carry".
  • Lug a large person, who works various labour jobs and drinks a lot of beer.
  • Lug or Ear Lugs are the top corners of the front page of a newspaper, on either side of the Header. See:
  • Lug is a nickname for Elizabeth Barchi.
lug in German: Lug
lug in French: Lug
lug in Dutch: Lug
lug in Japanese: ルー
lug in Serbian: Луг (вишезначна одредница)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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
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