American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large, often rounded vessel of earthenware, glass, or metal with a small mouth, a handle, and usually a stopper or cap.
- n. The amount that a jug can hold.
- n. A small pitcher.
- n. Slang A jail.
- n. Vulgar Slang A woman's breasts.
- v. To stew (a hare, for example) in an earthenware jug or jar.
- v. Slang To put into jail.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vessel, usually made of earthenware, metal, or glass, of various sizes and shapes, and generally provided with a handle or ear, used for holding and conveying liquors; a drinking-vessel; a pitcher; a ewer; in the United States, specifically, an earthenware vessel with a swelling or a cylindrical body, a handle, and a narrow neck and orifice, usually stopped by a cork. As a quantity of ale or beer, a jug is usually a pint.
- n. A prison; a jail: often called the stone jug.
- n. A low woman.
- To put into a jug; cook by putting into a jug, and this into boiling water.
- To commit to jail; imprison.
- To nestle together; collect in a covey, as partridges: sometimes used as transitive with reflexive pronoun.
- To utter a particular sound resembling this word, as certain birds do, especially the nightingale.
- n. A sound fancied to resemble the note uttered by the nightingale and some other birds.
- n. An act of worship by a Brahman supposed to give him preternatural power.
- n. A serving vessel or container, circular in cross-section and typically higher than it is wide, with a relatively small mouth or spout, a handle and often a stopper or top.
- n. The amount that a jug can hold.
- n. slang Jail.
- n. vulgar, slang A woman's breasts.
- n. New Zealand A kettle.
- v. transitive To stew in an earthenware jug etc.
- v. transitive, slang To put into jail.
- v. intransitive To utter a sound like "jug", as certain birds do, especially the nightingale.
- v. intransitive To nestle or collect together in a covey.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A vessel, usually of coarse earthenware, with a swelling belly and narrow mouth, and having a handle on one side.
- n. engraving A pitcher; a ewer.
- n. Slang A prison; a jail; a lockup.
- n. vulgar slang A woman's breasts.
- v. To seethe or stew, as in a jug or jar placed in boiling water.
- v. Slang To commit to jail; to imprison.
- v. (Zoöl.) To utter a sound resembling this word, as certain birds do, especially the nightingale.
- v. To nestle or collect together in a covey; -- said of quails and partridges.
- n. the quantity contained in a jug
- v. stew in an earthenware jug
- n. a large bottle with a narrow mouth
- v. lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
- Middle English jugge. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“You know right away how you've done and the jug is about the same size as the heart/lungs on a deer.”
“In Taoist fashion, the jug is a clearing through which the fourfold comes to presence, as it gathers together the earth's soil and the sky's rain in wine that mortals pour in libation to the gods.”
“The empty space, this nothing of the jug, is what the jug is as the holding vessel ... [t] he vessel's thingness does not lie at all in the material of which it consists, but in the void that holds.”
“File this one into the “interesting food experiments” file — Instructables member BongoDrummer came up with this for days when the milk jug is inexplicably empty.”
“The Kraken depicted on its bewitching, double-handled jug is a giant octopus, but the word also refers to a giant squid -- in fact, to any colossal sea monster.”
“People used to make air tanks our of them - not a good idea because compressed air contains moisture and it rusts the jug from the inside out which can cause catastrophic failure under pressure.”
“L'avocat général a requis vendredi de quinze à vingt ans de prison contre Jacques Viguier, professeur de droit toulousain jugé en appel par la cour d'assises du Tarn pour le meurtre de son épouse, Suzanne, mystérieusement disparue depuis le 27 février 2000. 19”
“L'avocat général a requis vendredi de quinze à vingt ans de prison contre Jacques Viguier, professeur de droit toulousain jugé en appel par la cour d'assises du Tarn pour le meurtre de son épouse, Suzanne, mystérieusement disparue depuis le 27 février 2000.”
“The sounds of a struggle were unmistakable, and Joanna leaped to her feet, grabbing the water jug from the floor.”
“Or are you a Daily Mail reader where only a spell in jug, preferably a long one, with hard labour and bread and water and arrows on your togs, will do for any sort of lawbreaking?”
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