American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To clasp or hold closely, especially in the arms, as in affection; embrace.
- v. To hold steadfastly to; cherish: He still hugs his outmoded beliefs.
- v. To stay close to: a sailboat hugging the shore.
- v. To embrace or cling together closely.
- n. A close, affectionate embrace.
- n. A crushing embrace, as in wrestling.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To crouch; huddle as with cold.
- To lie close; cuddle.
- To grasp firmly and completely with the arms; embrace closely; clasp to the breast.
- To cling to mentally; cherish fondly or fervently; hold fast to: as, to hug delusions.
- To keep close to: as, to hug the land.
- To carry, especially with difficulty.
- n. A close embrace; a clasp or pressure with or as with the arms: as, to give one a hug; the hug of a bear.
- n. An affectionate close embrace.
- v. intransitive, obsolete To crouch; huddle as with cold.
- v. intransitive To cling closely together.
- v. transitive To embrace by holding closely, especially in the arms.
- v. transitive To stay close to (the shore etc.)
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To cower; to crouch; to curl up.
- v. obsolete To crowd together; to cuddle.
- v. To press closely within the arms; to clasp to the bosom; to embrace.
- v. To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish.
- v. (Naut.) To keep close to
- n. A close embrace or clasping with the arms, as in affection or in wrestling.
- v. squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
- v. fit closely or tightly
- n. a tight or amorous embrace
- From earlier hugge ("to embrace") (1560), probably representing a conflation of huck ("to crouch, huddle down") and Old Norse hugga ("to comfort, console"), from hugr ("courage"), from Proto-Germanic *hugiz (“mind, sense”), cognate with Icelandic hugga ("to comfort"), Old English hyge ("thought, mind, heart, disposition, intention, courage, pride"). More at Huguenot. (Wiktionary)
- Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hugga, to comfort. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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