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rug

Definition:

floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

rugs

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

carpet | carpeting

Etymology:

"coarse fabric", of Scandinavian origin, compare Norwegian dialectal rugga...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

rug and carpet | rug | carpet

any decorative textile normally made of a thick material and now usually intended as a floor covering. Until the 19th century the word carpet was used ... (26 of 1024 words, 47 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/512386​/rug-and-carpet

Wiktionary:

rug | rugs [plural] | rugged [past tense] | rugging [present participle] | mat [synonym, sense-specific] | wig [synonym, sense-specific]

A partial covering for a floor. | [British, Australian] A (usually thick) piece of fabric used for warmth (especially on a bed); a blanket. | [slang] A wig; a hairpiece. | [Scottish] To pull roughly or hastily; to plunder; to spoil; to tear. (40 of 136 words, 4 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/rug

Collins Dictionary:

rug | RUG [computing] | pull the rug out from under [sense-specific] | ruglike [adjective, derived]

a floor covering, smaller than a carpet and made of thick wool or of other material, such as an animal skin | [mainly British] a blanket, especially ... (26 of 461 words, 5 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/rug

Wikipedia:

Rug [disambiguation] | RUG

may refer to and or be a part of: Rug or carpet, a textile floor covering that is made from various materials. | Rug (animal covering), a covering or garment to protect domesticated animals | Rug or toupĂ©e, a hairpiece or partial wig worn to cover... (44 of 188 words, 10 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Rug

Oxford Dictionary:

rug | out | pull the rug from under

a floor covering of thick woven material or animal skin, typically not extending over the entire floor | [British] : a thick woollen coverlet or wrap, ... (25 of 160 words, 5 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/rug

Merriam-Webster:

rug | toupee [synonym, sense-specific] | hairpiece [slang, synonym, sense-specific] | wig [synonym, sense-specific] | fright wig [similar, sense-specific] | extension [similar, sense-specific] | fall [similar, sense-specific] | postiche [similar, sense-specific] | switch [similar, sense-specific] | ...

"lap robe" | a piece of thick heavy fabric that usually has a nap or pile and is used as a floor covering | a floor mat of an animal pelt | [slang] ... (30 of 129 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/rug

Macmillan British Dictionary:

rug [countable] | rugs [plural] | pull the rug out from under someone

a small carpet that covers part of a floor | [British] a cloth made of wool that you use to keep yourself warm | [humorous] a toupee | "pull the rug ... (28 of 90 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/rug

Random House Dictionary:

rug | cut a rug [sense-specific]

a thick fabric for covering part of a floor, often woven of wool and often having an oblong shape with a border design. | the treated skin of an ... (28 of 74 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/rug

New World Dictionary:

rug

a piece of thick, often napped fabric, woven strips of rag, an animal skin, ... | "lap robe" | [United States, slang] a toupee (22 of 73 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rug

Cambridge Dictionary:

rug

a piece of thick heavy cloth smaller than a carpet, used for covering the floor or for decoration | a soft cover that keeps you warm or comfortable | ... (27 of 47 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/rug

American Heritage Dictionary:

rug

A heavy fabric used to cover a floor. | An animal skin used as a floor covering. | [British] A piece of thick, warm fabric or fur used as a coverlet ... (29 of 43 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rug

Columbia Encyclopedia:

carpet | rug | Brussels carpet

thick fabric, usually woolen (but often synthetic), commonly used today as a floor covering. (14 of 17 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0810563​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

rug | rugs [plural]

a thick heavy fabric covering for a floor, especially one that is smaller than a carpet | an animal skin used as a mat or small carpet | a thick ... (28 of 78 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861706456​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

rug

First use: 1550s

Origin: "coarse fabric", of Scandinavian origin, compare Norwegian dialectal rugga "coarse coverlet", from Old Norse rogg "shaggy tuft", perhaps ... (19 of 67 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=rug

Oxford Dictionary:

rug | out

First use: mid 16th century

Origin: (denoting a type of coarse woollen cloth): probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Norwegian dialect rugga "coverlet", Swedish ... (21 of 37 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/rug

New World Dictionary:

rug

Origin: Scandinavian, as in Norwegian dialect rugga, coarse coverlet, Swedish rugg, shaggy hair, Old Norse rǫgg, long hair from ... (18 of 26 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rug

Merriam-Webster:

rug

First use: 1591

Origin: Middle English *rug rag, tuft, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect rugga coarse rug, Old Norse rǫgg tuft

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/rug

Collins Dictionary:

rug | RUG [computing]

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Scandinavian; compare Norwegian rugga, Swedish rugg coarse hair. See rag1

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/rug

Wiktionary:

rug | rugs [plural] | rugged [past tense] | rugging [present participle]

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

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/rug

American Heritage Dictionary:

rug

Origin: Of Scandinavian origin.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rug

Encarta Dictionary:

rug | rugs [plural]

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: Probably from N Germanic

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861706456​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

rug | RUG [computing]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "rug"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/rug

Macmillan British Dictionary:

rug [countable] | rugs [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "rug"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/rug

Macmillan American Dictionary:

rug [countable] | rugs [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "rug"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/rug

Cambridge Dictionary:

rug

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "rug"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "rug"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/rug

the Free Dictionary:

rug

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "rug"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "rug"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "rug" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/rug

Google Dictionary:

rug | rugs [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "rug"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=rug

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

YourDictionary Audio:

rug

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "rug" by speech synthesizer

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