Definitions for: Lug


[n] marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait
[n] a projecting piece that is used to lift or support or turn something
[n] a sail with four corners that is hoisted from a yard that is oblique to the mast
[n] (Irish) ancient Irish god (probably a god of the sun)
[v] carry with difficulty; "You'll have to lug this suitcase"
[v] obstruct, as of a passage; "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked"



Webster (1913) Definition: Lug, n. [Sw. lugg the forelock.]
1. The ear, or its lobe. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]

2. That which projects like an ear, esp. that by which
anything is supported, carried, or grasped, or to which a
support is fastened; an ear; as, the lugs of a kettle; the
lugs of a founder's flask; the lug (handle) of a jug.

3. (Mach.) A projecting piece to which anything, as a rod, is
attached, or against which anything, as a wedge or key,
bears, or through which a bolt passes, etc.

4. (Harness) The leather loop or ear by which a shaft is held
up.

5. (Zo["o]l.) The lugworm.

Lug bolt (Mach.), a bolt terminating in a long, flat
extension which takes the place of a head; a strap bolt.


Lug, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lugged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Lugging.] [OE. luggen, Sw. lugga to pull by the hair, fr.
lugg the forelock.]
To pull with force; to haul; to drag along; to carry with
difficulty, as something heavy or cumbersome. --Dryden.

They must divide the image among them, and so lug off
every one his share. --Collier.


Lug, v. i.
To move slowly and heavily.


Lug, n.
1. The act of lugging; as, a hard lug; that which is lugged;
as, the pack is a heavy lug.[Colloq.]

2. Anything which moves slowly. [Obs.] --Ascham.


Lug, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
1. A rod or pole. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.

2. A measure of length, being 161/2 feet; a rod, pole, or
perch. [Obs.] `` Eight lugs of ground.'' --Spenser.

Chimney lug, or Lug pole, a pole on which a kettle is
hung over the fire, either in a chimney or in the open
air. [Local, U.S.] --Whittier.

Synonyms: block, choke up, lobworm, lugsail, lugworm, stuff, tote, tug

Antonyms: loosen up, unstuff

See Also: back up, carry, Celtic deity, choke, choke off, class Polychaeta, clog, clog up, congest, diacetylmorphine, fore-and-aft sail, foul, H, heroin, horse, junk, lug wrench, lugger, Polychaeta, polychaete, polychaete worm, polychete, polychete worm, projection, scag, shit, smack, transport

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