jug

noun
\ ˈjəg How to pronounce jug (audio) \

Definition of jug

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a(1) : a large deep container (as of glass, earthenware, or plastic) with a narrow mouth and a handle
(2) : the contents of such a container : jugful
b chiefly British : a small pitcher

jug

verb
jugged; jugging

Definition of jug (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to stew (something, such as a hare) in an earthenware vessel

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Synonyms & Antonyms for jug

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of jug in a Sentence

Noun some no-good fellow who had spent most of his life in and out of the county jug put a jug of milk on the table Verb the luckless crooks got jugged before they knew what hit them
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Wine bottles and jugs encased in silt still stood upright in wooden niches and rifles still hung on the walls, encased in rust. Meagan Flynn, Anchorage Daily News, "A doomed 1845 expedition to the Arctic killed 129 men. Now the ship’s artifacts have been found ‘frozen in time.’," 29 Aug. 2019 The meteors will appear to radiate out of the star Delta Aquarii, in the constellation Aquarius (which takes the form of a guy pouring out a jug of water). Brian Resnick, Vox, "The Delta Aquariid meteor shower happens Monday night. Here’s how to watch.," 29 July 2019 At the end of the game, when the championship is assured, a few of the winning team’s bravest players will undoubtedly pick up a jug of sports drink and douse the head coach. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Weirder Wagers: 7 Strange Ways You Can Bet on the Super Bowl," 30 Jan. 2019 Water in large jugs is being shipped in to the community of nearly 300. Rachel D’oro, BostonGlobe.com, "Alaska’s hot, dry summer leads to droughts in some areas," 7 Sep. 2019 Armstead takes a big swig from a gallon jug of water, his face framed by a patchy goatee and gauge earrings. San Francisco Chronicle, "Rashad Armstead fills a bag of French fries at his restaurant, Grammie's Down-Home Chicken, in Oakland.," 30 Aug. 2019 Back for the third time, five-man rock and blues band the California Honeydrops has roots in the Sunny State and perform on stringed instruments, gutbucket bass, jug and washboard. Author: Lauren Ellenbecker, Anchorage Daily News, "Salmonfest time: Headliners Jason Mraz, Ani DiFranco and Wookiefoot kick off annual music festival in Ninilchik," 1 Aug. 2019 Not since Padraig Harrington in 2007 and 2008 has a player turned in the jug on Monday and reclaimed it six days later. Doug Ferguson, SFChronicle.com, "Francesco Molinari faces hard task of reclaiming Claret Jug," 15 July 2019 Botanical history suggests that the vanillin found in jugs in modern-day Israel may have come from orchids native to Southeast Asia or East Africa. Franz Lidz, Smithsonian, "The Delicious, Ancient History of Chocolate and Vanilla," 11 July 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb No More Deaths published a report that documented the frequent destruction of the water jugs the group leaves throughout the southern desert for passing migrants. John Moore/getty Images, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Trial revives debate: When does border humanitarian aid become a crime?," 9 June 2019

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First Known Use of jug

Noun

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Verb

1747, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for jug

Noun

perhaps from Jug, nickname for Joan

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The first known use of jug was in 1538

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jug

noun
How to pronounce jug (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of jug

chiefly US : a large, deep container with a narrow opening and a handle
: the amount held by a jug

jug

noun
\ ˈjəg How to pronounce jug (audio) \

Kids Definition of jug

: a large deep usually earthenware or glass container with a narrow mouth and a handle

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