rug

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rug \Rug\, verb (used with an object) To pull roughly or hastily; to plunder; to spoil; to tear. [Scot.] --Sir W. Scott.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rug \Rug\, noun [Cf. Sw. rugg entanglend hair, ruggig rugged, shaggy, probably akin to E. rough. See {Rough}, adjective]

1. A kind of coarse, heavy frieze, formerly used for garments.

They spin the choicest rug in Ireland. A friend of mine . . . repaired to Paris Garden clad in one of these Waterford rugs. The mastiffs, . . . deeming he had been a bear, would fain have baited him. --Holinshed.

2. A piece of thick, nappy fabric, commonly made of wool, -- used for various purposes, as for covering and ornamenting part of a bare floor, for hanging in a doorway as a poti['e]re, for protecting a portion of carpet, for a wrap to protect the legs from cold, etc.

3. A rough, woolly, or shaggy dog.

{Rug gown}, a gown made of rug, of or coarse, shaggy cloth. --B. Johnson.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

rug

noun

1: floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile) [syn: {rug}, {carpet}, {carpeting}]


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