Rug 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 garments. [1913 Webster]

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. --Holinshed. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. A rough, woolly, or shaggy dog. [1913 Webster]

{Rug gown}, a gown made of rug, of or coarse, shaggy cloth. --B. Johnson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • rug — [ rʌg ] noun count ** 1. ) a small carpet that covers part of a floor: a rug in front of the fireplace 2. ) HUMOROUS a TOUPEE pull the rug (out) from under someone to suddenly stop supporting someone: They want to pull the rug out from under the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rug — 1550s, coarse fabric, of Scandinavian origin, Cf. Norw. dial. rugga coarse coverlet, from O.N. rogg shaggy tuft, perhaps related to RAG (Cf. rag) and perhaps also ROUGH (Cf. rough). Sense evolved to coverlet, wrap (1590s), then mat for the floor… …   Etymology dictionary

  • rug — [n1] carpet carpeting, floor covering, mat, matting, runner, shag*, tapestry, throw rug, wall to wall carpeting; concept 473 rug [n2] hairpiece false hair, hair extension, hair implant, hair weaving, toupee, wig; concept 392 …   New thesaurus

  • rug — ► NOUN 1) a small carpet. 2) chiefly Brit. a thick woollen blanket. 3) informal, chiefly N. Amer. a toupee or wig. ● pull the rug out from under Cf. ↑pull the rug out from under ORIGIN probably Scandinavi …   English terms dictionary

  • Rug — Rug, v. t. To pull roughly or hastily; to plunder; to spoil; to tear. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • RUG — bzw. RuG ist die Abkürzung für: eine niederländische Universität, siehe Reichsuniversität Groningen eine belgische Universität, siehe Universität Gent (früher: Reichsuniversität Gent) eine deutsche Fachzeitschrift, siehe Rundfunk und Geschichte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rug — [rʌg] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: From a Scandinavian language] 1.) a piece of thick cloth or wool that covers part of a floor, used for warmth or as a decoration →↑mat, carpet ↑carpet 2.) BrE a large piece of material that you can wrap around… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rug — sb., en, i sms. rug , fx rugkerne …   Dansk ordbog

  • rug — [rug] n. [< Scand, as in Norw dial. rugga, coarse coverlet, Swed rugg, shaggy hair, ON rǫgg, long hair < IE base * reu , to tear out: see RUDE] 1. a piece of thick, often napped fabric, woven strips of rag, an animal skin, etc. used as a… …   English World dictionary

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