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LUG (lugged, lugging)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Lug mean? 

LUG (noun)
  The noun LUG has 4 senses:

1. ancient Celtic god
2. a sail with four corners that is hoisted from a yard that is oblique to the mast
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

  Familiarity information: LUG used as a noun is uncommon.


LUG (verb)
  The verb LUG has 2 senses:

1. carry with difficulty
2. obstruct

  Familiarity information: LUG used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LUG (noun)


Sense 1Lug [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ancient Celtic god

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Lugh; Lug

Instance hypernyms:

Celtic deity (a deity worshipped by the Celts)

Domain category:

antiquity (the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe)

Domain region:

Emerald Isle; Hibernia; Ireland (an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland)


Sense 2lug [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sail with four corners that is hoisted from a yard that is oblique to the mast

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

lugsail; lug

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

fore-and-aft sail (any sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction)

Holonyms ("lug" is a part of...):

junk (any of various Chinese boats with a high poop and lugsails)

lugger (small fishing boat rigged with one or more lugsails)


Sense 3lug [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A projecting piece that is used to lift or support or turn something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

projection (any structure that branches out from a central support)

Holonyms ("lug" is a part of...):

lug wrench (a wrench with jaws that have projecting lugs to engage the object that is to be rotated)


Sense 4lug [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

lobworm; lugworm; lug

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

polychaete; polychaete worm; polychete; polychete worm (chiefly marine annelids possessing both sexes and having paired appendages (parapodia) bearing bristles)

Holonyms ("lug" is a member of...):

class Polychaeta; Polychaeta (marine annelid worms)


LUG (verb)


Sense 1lug [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Carry with difficulty

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

lug; tote; tug

Context example:

You'll have to lug this suitcase

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

carry; transport (move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2lug [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Obstruct

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

choke up; lug; stuff; block

Context examples:

My nose is all stuffed / Her arteries are blocked

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

back up; choke; choke off; clog; clog up; congest; foul (become or cause to become obstructed)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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