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1snug

verb \ˈsnəg\
snuggedsnug·ging

Definition of SNUG

intransitive verb
:  snuggle, nestle <snug down for bed>
transitive verb
1
:  to cause to fit closely
2
:  to make snug
3
:  hide 1
4
:  to secure by fastening or lashing down
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Examples of SNUG

  1. <the farmhand snugged down in the hay and proceeded to go to sleep>

Origin of SNUG

2snug
First Known Use: 1583

Rhymes with SNUG

2snug

adjective

: fitting closely and often too tightly

: providing or enjoying warmth, shelter, and comfort

snug·gersnug·gest

Full Definition of SNUG

1
a of a ship :  manifesting seaworthiness :  taut
b :  trim, neat
c :  fitting closely and comfortably <a snug coat>
2
a :  enjoying or affording warm secure shelter or cover and opportunity for ease and contentment <a snug cottage> <a snug haven>
b :  marked by cordiality and secure privacy
3
:  affording a degree of comfort and ease <a snug income>
4
:  offering safe concealment <a snug hideout>
snug adverb
snug·ly adverb
snug·ness noun

Examples of SNUG

  1. The shoes were too snug.
  2. These jeans are snug around the hips.
  3. We were snug in the cabin.
  4. She felt snug under the warm blanket.
  5. The children were snug in their beds.

Origin of SNUG

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish snygg tidy
First Known Use: circa 1595

Synonym Discussion of SNUG

comfortable, cozy, snug, easy, restful mean enjoying or providing a position of contentment and security. comfortable applies to anything that encourages serenity, well-being, or complacency as well as physical ease <started feeling comfortable in our new surroundings>. cozy suggests warmth, shelter, assured ease, and friendliness <a cozy neighborhood coffee shop>. snug suggests having just enough space for comfort and safety but no more <a snug little cottage>. easy implies relief from or absence of anything likely to cause discomfort or constraint <living in easy circumstances>. restful applies to whatever induces or contributes to rest or relaxation <a quiet restful vacation>.

3snug

noun

: a small private room in a pub

Full Definition of SNUG

British
:  a small private room or compartment in a pub

Origin of SNUG

short for snuggery
First Known Use: 1860

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth
SNUG Defined for Kids

snug

adjective \ˈsnəg\
snug·gersnug·gest

Definition of SNUG for Kids

1
:  fitting closely and comfortably <a snug coat>
2
:  comfortable 1, cozy <a snug corner> <I was snug in the deep feathery bed … — Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder>
3
:  offering protection or a hiding place <a snug harbor>
snug·ly adverb

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