Definitions for: Jug


[n] a large bottle with a narrow mouth
[n] the quantity contained in a jug
[v] stew in an earthenware jug; "jug the rabbit"
[v] lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"



Webster (1913) Definition: Jug, n. [Prob. fr. Jug, a corruption of, or nickname for,
Joanna; cf. 2d Jack, and Jill. See Johannes.]
1. A vessel, usually of coarse earthenware, with a swelling
belly and narrow mouth, and having a handle on one side.

2. A pitcher; a ewer. [Eng.]

3. A prison; a jail; a lockup. [Slang] --Gay.


Jug, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jugged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Jugging.]
1. To seethe or stew, as in a jug or jar placed in boiling
water; as, to jug a hare.

2. To commit to jail; to imprison. [Slang]


Jug, v. i. (Zo["o]l.)
1. To utter a sound resembling this word, as certain birds
do, especially the nightingale.

2. To nestle or collect together in a covey; -- said of
quails and partridges.

Synonyms: gaol, immure, imprison, incarcerate, jail, jugful, lag, put away, put behind bars, remand

See Also: bellarmine, bottle, confine, containerful, detain, graybeard, longbeard, stew, water jug, whiskey jug

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