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Definition of rug

2 : a piece of thick heavy fabric that usually has a nap or pile and is used as a floor covering
3 : a floor mat of an animal pelt a bearskin rug
4 slang : toupee sense 1
5 British : a blanket for an animal (such as a horse or dog)

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Examples of rug in a Sentence

I accidentally spilled wine on the rug. You could tell that he was wearing a rug.
Recent Examples on the Web Free shipping is available for all sales of more than $49 with the exceptions of furniture and rugs. Mark Heim |, al, "Pier 1 going-out-of-business, clearance sales includes 40% off outdoor furniture through Memorial Day," 22 May 2020 Carpet, rug, drape, cushion and other soft, porous surface: Clean with products such as Purell Multi-Surface Disinfectant or Sani-Spritz Spray. oregonlive, "How to sanitize upholstery and home surfaces without damaging them in a coronavirus clean," 20 Mar. 2020 Soft surfaces, such carpets and rugs, can be cleaned with common cleaners. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "What should you do if someone in your home has coronavirus?," 11 Mar. 2020 Furniture, pillows, rug, lighting, and art: Caitlin Wilson. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "5 Tricks for Sprucing Up an Outdated House," 30 Dec. 2019 Fifth-generation art dealer Jed Foutz grew up on a Navajo reservation and spent more than two decades stocking his store above Santa Fe Plaza with Native American artwork, rugs, furniture, and pottery. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Seven-Stop Shopping Guide to Santa Fe," 9 Sep. 2019 Lucky for you, there's furniture, rugs, lighting, bathroom essentials, kitchen appliances, and much, much more. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Williams Sonoma's Brands Are Having a Huge One-Day Sale," 23 Aug. 2019 Target: Save up to 30 percent on patio and home items—plus an extra 15 percent on furniture, rugs, and wall decor with code AMERICA—through 7/4. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "All the best 4th of July sales to shop this week," 3 July 2019 Inside its 41 bungalows, rustic-chic decor abounds: amidst antique furniture and Persian rugs, guests can curl up in front of fireplace or in a four-poster canopy bed. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Inside the Glamorous Montecito Ranch Where Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Got Married," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of rug

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for rug

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

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30 May 2020

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“Rug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rug

: a piece of thick, heavy material that is used to cover usually a section of a floor
chiefly US, informal : a small wig that is usually worn by a man to cover a bald spot
British : a blanket that you put over your lap and legs to keep them warm


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Kids Definition of rug

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

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