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snug

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verb \ˈsnəg\

Definition of snug

snugged

snugging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  snuggle, nestle <snug down for bed>

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to cause to fit closely

  5. 2 :  to make snug

  6. 3 :  hide 1

  7. 4 :  to secure by fastening or lashing down



Examples of snug in a sentence

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



Origin and Etymology of snug

2snug


First Known Use: 1583


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snug

adjective

Simple Definition of snug

  • : fitting closely and often too tightly

  • : providing or enjoying warmth, shelter, and comfort

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of snug

snugger

snuggest

  1. 1a of a ship :  manifesting seaworthiness :  tautb :  trim, neatc :  fitting closely and comfortably <a snug coat>

  2. 2a :  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. 3 :  affording a degree of comfort and ease <a snug income>

  4. 4 :  offering safe concealment <a snug hideout>

snug

adverb

snugly

adverb

snugness

noun

Examples of snug in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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>.

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snug

noun

Simple Definition of snug

  • : a small private room in a pub

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of snug

British

  1. :  a small private room or compartment in a pub

Origin and Etymology of snug

short for snuggery


First Known Use: 1860

Other Architecture Terms

Rhymes with snug


SNUG Defined for Kids

snug

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adjective \ˈsnəg\

Definition of snug for Students

snugger

snuggest

  1. 1 :  fitting closely and comfortably <a snug coat>

  2. 2 :  comfortable 1, cozy <a snug corner> <I was snug in the deep feathery bed … — Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder>

  3. 3 :  offering protection or a hiding place <a snug harbor>

snugly

adverb




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