rug

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain; compare Swedish rugg (rough entangled hair), Old Norse rogg, English rough.

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Noun[edit]

rug (plural rugs)

  1. A partial covering for a floor.
  2. (UK, Australia) A (usually thick) piece of fabric used for warmth (especially on a bed); a blanket.
    • 1855, William Howitt, A Boy′s Adventures in the Wilds of Australia: or, Herbert′s Note-Book, page 254,
      They then cut down a quantity of gum-tree leaves for a bed, and threw their rugs upon them ready for bed-time.
    • 1906 July 27, Government Gazette of Western Australia, page 2297,
      Furnish every sleeping apartment with a sufficient number of toilet utensils and bedsteads, and sufficient bedding so that each bed shall be provided with a mattress, two sheets, a rug, and, in winter time, not less than one additional rug.
    • 1950 April, Dental Journal of Australia, Volume 22, page 181,
      My own son had a bunny rug of which he was very fond and on being put to bed he would always demand his “bunny rug to suck his finger with.″
    • 1997, Alan Sharpe, Vivien Encel, Murder!: 25 True Australian Crimes, page 22,
      He brought with him a rug and a sheet, and lay down by the fire.
  3. A kind of coarse, heavy frieze, formerly used for clothing.
    • Holinshed
      They spin the choicest rug in Ireland. A friend of mine [] repaired to Paris Garden clad in one of these Waterford rugs.
  4. A rough, woolly, or shaggy dog.
  5. (slang) A wig; a hairpiece.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (partial floor covering): The terms rug and carpet are not precise synonyms: a rug covers part of the floor; a carpet covers most or a large area of the floor; a fitted carpet runs wall-to-wall.

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Verb[edit]

rug (third-person singular simple present rugs, present participle rugging, simple past and past participle rugged)

  1. (Scotland) To pull roughly or hastily; to plunder; to spoil; to tear.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch rug.

Noun[edit]

rug (plural rûe)

  1. back (the rear of body)

Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish rugh, from Old Norse rugr.

Noun[edit]

rug c (singular definite rugen, not used in plural form)

  1. rye (Secale cereale)

Verb[edit]

rug

  1. Imperative of ruge.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *ruggi, from Proto-Germanic *hrugjaz. More at ridge.

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Noun[edit]

rug m (plural ruggen, diminutive ruggetje n or rugje n)

  1. (anatomy) back
  2. (geology) ridge

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ·ruc, prototonic form of ro·ucc, perfect tense of beirid.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

rug

  1. past analytic of beir

Manx[edit]

Verb[edit]

rug (verbal noun ruggal, past participle ruggit)

  1. to bear (give birth to)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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rug

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse rugr

Noun[edit]

rug m (definite singular rugen)

  1. rye (the grass Secale cereale or its grains as food)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse rugr

Noun[edit]

rug m (definite singular rugen)

  1. rye (as above)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin rogus.

Noun[edit]

rug n (plural ruguri)

  1. pyre

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin rubus (bramble, briar)

Noun[edit]

rug m (plural rugi)

  1. bramble

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

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rug

  1. past tense of beir