AskDefine | Define rug

Dictionary Definition

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

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • , /rʌɡ/, /rVg/
  • Rhymes with: -ʌɡ

Noun

  1. A small covering for a floor.
    Note that rug and carpet are not synonymous; rug covers part of the floor, a carpet covers most or a large area of the floor; a fitted carpet runs wall-to-wall.
  2. A wig; hairpiece.

Synonyms

Translations

small carpet

Afrikaans

Noun

  1. back (the rear of body)

Danish

Noun

rug

Dutch

Pronunciation

IPA: /rɵx/

Noun

rug m
  1. In the context of "anatomy|lang=nl": back

Derived terms

Irish

Etymology

From ruc, prototonic form of roucc, perfect tense of beirid.

Pronunciation

  • lang=ga|[ɾˠʊɡ]

Verb

  1. Form of past tense, beir
    bore, gave birth to

Romanian

Etymology

Latin rogus

Noun

rug f and m

Extensive Definition

A rug can be:
rug in Dutch: Rug

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Axminster, Brussels carpet, Caucasian rug, Chinese rug, East Indian rug, Indian rug, Oriental rug, Persian rug, Savonnerie, Turkish rug, Wilton, afghan, air mattress, bed linen, bedclothes, bedcover, bedding, bedsheet, bedspread, blanket, body Brussels, bolster, broadloom, buffalo robe, carpet, carpeting, case, clothes, comfort, comforter, contour sheet, counterpane, cover, coverlet, coverlid, cushion, doormat, drop cloth, drugget, duckboards, eiderdown, fitted sheet, floorboards, flooring, ground cloth, ground-sheet, ingrain, innerspring mattress, lap robe, linen, litter, mat, mattress, moquette, namda, nammad, pad, pallet, patchwork quilt, pave, pavement, pillow, pillow slip, pillowcase, quilt, robe, rugs, sheet, sheeting, sleeping bag, slip, spread, springs, throw rug, tiling, underbed, underbedding, welcome mat
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