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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hughʌg(v.; n.)hugged, hug•ging

  1. (v.t.)to clasp tightly in the arms, esp. with affection; embrace:

    to hug a child.

  2. to cling firmly or fondly to; cherish:

    to hug a belief.

  3. to keep close to, as in sailing or in moving along or alongside of:

    a vessel hugging the shore; a car hugging the road.

  4. (v.i.)to cling together; lie close.

  5. (n.)a tight clasp with the arms; embrace.

Origin of hug:

1560–70; perh. < ON hugga to soothe, console; akin to OE hogian to care for


Princeton's WordNet

  1. hug, clinch, squeeze(verb)

    a tight or amorous embrace

    "come here and give me a big hug"

  2. embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze(verb)

    squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness

    "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"

  3. hug(verb)

    fit closely or tightly

    "The dress hugged her hips"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hug(verb)ʌg

    to put your arms around sb to show affection

    "Welcome!" she said, hugging them.

  2. hugʌg

    ***to stay very close

    cars hugging the side of the mountain road

  3. hug(noun)ʌg

    the act of hugging

    Grandma gave me a big hug.


  1. hug(Noun)

    An affectionate close embrace.

  2. hug(Verb)

    To crouch; huddle as with cold.

  3. hug(Verb)

    To cling closely together.

  4. hug(Verb)

    To embrace by holding closely, especially in the arms.

    Billy hugged Danny until he felt better.

  5. hug(Verb)

    To stay close to (the shore etc.)

  6. Origin: From earlier hugge (1560), probably representing a conflation of huck and hugga, from hugr, from hugiz, cognate with hugga, hyge. More at Huguenot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hug(verb)

    to cower; to crouch; to curl up

  2. Hug(verb)

    to crowd together; to cuddle

  3. Hug(verb)

    to press closely within the arms; to clasp to the bosom; to embrace

  4. Hug(verb)

    to hold fast; to cling to; to cherish

  5. Hug(verb)

    to keep close to; as, to hug the land; to hug the wind

  6. Hug(noun)

    a close embrace or clasping with the arms, as in affection or in wrestling


  1. Hug

    A hug is a near universal form of physical intimacy, in which two people put their arms around the neck, back, or waist of one another and hold each other closely. If more than two persons are involved, this is referred to as a group hug.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. HUG

    A roundabout way of expressing affection.

Anagrams of HUG

  1. Ugh

Translations for HUG

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to hold close to oneself with the arms, especially to show love

She hugged her son when he returned from the war.

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