from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small sturdy dog of an ancient breed originating in China, having a snub nose, wrinkled face, squarish body, short smooth hair, and curled tail.
- n. A pug nose.
- n. Clay ground and kneaded with water into a plastic consistency for forming bricks or pottery.
- n. A machine for grinding and mixing clay.
- transitive v. To work or knead (clay) with water.
- transitive v. To fill in with clay or mortar.
- transitive v. To make soundproof by covering or packing with clay, mortar, sawdust, or felt.
- n. A footprint, track, or trail, especially of an animal; a pugmark.
- n. Slang A fighter, especially a boxer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The footprint of an animal. (Also pugmark) (From the Hindi for 'foot', related to Sanskrit 'padh' and Greek 'ped')
- n. Any compressed clay-like material mixed and worked into a soft, plastic condition for making bricks, pottery or for paving. (Also pug soil)
- n. A nickname for a pugilist or boxer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To mix and stir when wet, as clay for bricks, pottery, etc.
- transitive v. To fill or stop with clay by tamping; to fill in or spread with mortar, as a floor or partition, for the purpose of deadening sound. See Pugging, 2.
- n. Tempered clay; clay moistened and worked so as to be plastic.
- n. A pug mill.
- n. An elf, or a hobgoblin; also same as puck.
- n. A name for a monkey.
- n. A name for a fox.
- n. An intimate; a crony; a dear one.
- n. Chaff; the refuse of grain.
- n. A prostitute.
- n. One of a small breed of pet dogs having a short nose and head; a pug dog.
- n. Any geometrid moth of the genus Eupithecia.
- n. A footprint; a track; as of a boar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An elf; fairy; goblin; sprite: same as puck, 1.
- n. A monkey.
- n. A fox.
- n. A dwarf variety of dog; a pug-dog.
- n. A term of familiarity or endearment, like duck, etc.
- n. A three-year-old salmon.
- n. One of certain small geometrid moths: an English collectors' name. The netted pug is Eupithecia venosata; the foxglovepug is E. pulchellata.
- n. A short cloak worn by ladies about the middle of the eighteenth century.
- n. A pug-nose; the form or turn of a pug-nose: as, a decided pug.
- To thrust; strike. [Prov. Eng.]
- In building: To tamp with clay, or stop with puddle; clay.
- To line (spaces between floor-joists) or cover (partition-walls) with coarse mortar, felt, sawdust, or any other material to impede the passage of sound; deaden; deafen.
- In pottery-and brick-manuf., to grind, as clay, with water in order to render it plastic.
- n. Clay ground and worked or kneaded with water, and sometimes with other substances, into consistency for molding, as into bricks, etc.
- n. A pug-mill.
- n. Chaff; refuse of grain.
- n. The print of a foot; a footmark. See puggi.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small compact smooth-coated breed of Asiatic origin having a tightly curled tail and broad flat wrinkled muzzle
Hindi pag, probably from Sanskrit padakam, footstep, foot, from padam.
Short for pugilist, boxer.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)