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JUG (jugged, jugging)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does jug mean? 

JUG (noun)
  The noun JUG has 2 senses:

1. a large bottle with a narrow mouth
2. the quantity contained in a jug

  Familiarity information: JUG used as a noun is rare.


JUG (verb)
  The verb JUG has 2 senses:

1. lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
2. stew in an earthenware jug

  Familiarity information: JUG used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


JUG (noun)


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Meaning:

A large bottle with a narrow mouth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("jug" is a kind of...):

bottle (a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "jug"):

bellarmine; greybeard; long-beard; longbeard (a stoneware drinking jug with a long neck; decorated with a caricature of Cardinal Bellarmine (17th century))

water jug (a jug that holds water)

whiskey jug (a jug that contains whiskey)


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Meaning:

The quantity contained in a jug

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

jugful; jug

Hypernyms ("jug" is a kind of...):

containerful (the quantity that a container will hold)


JUG (verb)


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Meaning:

Lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

put behind bars; jug; jail; incarcerate; imprison; immure; gaol; lag; remand; put away

Context examples:

The suspects were imprisoned without trial / the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life

Hypernyms (to "jug" is one way to...):

confine; detain (deprive of freedom; take into confinement)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to jug the prisoners


Sense 2jug [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stew in an earthenware jug

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

jug the rabbit

Hypernyms (to "jug" is one way to...):

stew (cook slowly and for a long time in liquid)

Domain category:

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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