Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large, often rounded vessel of earthenware, glass, or metal with a small mouth, a handle, and usually a stopper or cap.
  • noun The amount that a jug can hold.
  • noun A small pitcher.
  • noun Slang A jail.
  • noun Vulgar Slang A woman's breasts.
  • transitive verb To stew (a hare, for example) in an earthenware jug or jar.
  • transitive verb Slang To put into jail.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun A sound fancied to resemble the note uttered by the nightingale and some other birds.
  • noun An act of worship by a Brahman supposed to give him preternatural power.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A prison; a jail: often called the stone jug.
  • noun A low woman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To seethe or stew, as in a jug or jar placed in boiling water.
  • transitive verb Slang To commit to jail; to imprison.
  • noun A vessel, usually of coarse earthenware, with a swelling belly and narrow mouth, and having a handle on one side.
  • noun engraving A pitcher; a ewer.
  • noun Slang A prison; a jail; a lockup.
  • noun vulgar slang A woman's breasts.
  • intransitive verb (Zoöl.) To utter a sound resembling this word, as certain birds do, especially the nightingale.
  • intransitive verb To nestle or collect together in a covey; -- said of quails and partridges.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.
  • noun The amount that a jug can hold.
  • noun slang Jail.
  • noun vulgar, slang A woman's breasts.
  • noun New Zealand A kettle.
  • verb transitive To stew in an earthenware jug etc.
  • verb transitive, slang To put into jail.
  • verb intransitive To utter a sound like "jug", as certain birds do, especially the nightingale.
  • verb intransitive To nestle or collect together in a covey.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quantity contained in a jug
  • verb stew in an earthenware jug
  • noun a large bottle with a narrow mouth
  • verb lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English jugge.]

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