rug

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noun \ˈrəg\

Definition of rug

  1. 1 :  lap robe

  2. 2 :  a piece of thick heavy fabric that usually has a nap or pile and is used as a floor covering

  3. 3 :  a floor mat of an animal pelt a bearskin rug

  4. 4 slang :  toupee 1

  5. 5 British :  a blanket for an animal (such as a horse or dog)

Examples of rug in a Sentence

  1. I accidentally spilled wine on the rug.

  2. You could tell that he was wearing a rug.

Origin and Etymology of rug

Middle English *rug rag, tuft, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect rugga coarse rug, Old Norse rǫgg tuft


First Known Use: 1591



RUG Defined for English Language Learners

rug

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noun \ˈrəg\

Definition of rug for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of thick, heavy material that is used to cover usually a section of a floor

  • : a small wig that is usually worn by a man to cover a bald spot

  • : a blanket that you put over your lap and legs to keep them warm


RUG Defined for Kids

rug

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noun \ˈrəg\

Definition of rug for Students

  1. :  a piece of thick heavy fabric usually with a nap or pile used especially as a floor covering



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