What does hug mean?

Definitions for hughʌg

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hug.

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"


  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

  7. Origin: [Prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. sidde paa huk to squat, Sw. huka sig to squat, Icel. hka. Cf. Huckster.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hug

    hug, v.t. to embrace closely and fondly: to cherish: to congratulate (one's self): (naut.) to keep close to.—v.i. to crowd together:—pr.p. hug′ging; pa.p. hugged.—n. a close and fond embrace: a particular grip in wrestling.—Hug one's self, to congratulate one's self. [Scand., Ice. húka, to sit on one's hams. See Huckster.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. HUG

    A roundabout way of expressing affection.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hug in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hug in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Unknown:

    When you hug someone, never be the first to let go.

  2. Donald Trump:

    The taxes are through the roof, i don't call it a hug. I call it a hug mentally.

  3. Edward Hoagland:

    Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run.

  4. Brad Hendran:

    I fell to my knees and started saying our father and hail Mary's. ... I'm gonna hug her. ... I'm gonna hug her. I hope she is OK.

  5. Kathy Fishbough:

    If administration can’t tell the difference between a friendly, ‘How are you doing’ hug and an inappropriate hug, then I think we have a big problem.

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Translations for hug

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • اِحْتِضَان, عانق, حضن, احتضنArabic
  • абняць, абдымаць, абдымак, абдымкіBelarusian
  • прегърна, прегръдка, прегръщамBulgarian
  • abraçada, abraçarCatalan, Valencian
  • obejmout, objetíCzech
  • cofleidiadWelsh
  • kramme, omfavne, knus, omfavnelse, kram, knuseDanish
  • umarmen, drücken, UmarmungGerman
  • αγκάλιασμα, αγκαλιάζωGreek
  • brakumi, brakumoEsperanto
  • abrazar, abrazoSpanish
  • kalli, kallistus, embamaEstonian
  • besarkadaBasque
  • بغل کردن, بغل گیریPersian
  • halata, lähettyvillä, yhteen, pysyä, halaus, hali, lähellä, painautuaFinnish
  • klemm, klemma, kroystaFaroese
  • serrer, embrasser, étreinte, étreindre, câlinFrench
  • cuachIrish
  • ioma-ghlacadh, ioma-ghlacScottish Gaelic
  • חיבוק, חיבקHebrew
  • आलिंगन, आलिंगन करनाHindi
  • ölel, ölelésHungarian
  • գրկում, գրկելArmenian
  • faðma, faðmlag, knúsa, knúsIcelandic
  • abbraccio, abbracciare, tenersi vicinoItalian
  • ハグ, だく, 抱締める, 抱くJapanese
  • მოსიყვარულეა იკისროს, მოიცავსGeorgian
  • ការអោបរឹតKhmer
  • 안아, 포옹Korean
  • complexus, complectorLatin
  • ëmaarmen, ëmäermelen, ëmäerbelen, sech ëmaarmen, ËmaarmungLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • apkabinimas, apkabintiLithuanian
  • apkampt, apkampiensLatvian
  • haumiriMāori
  • прегрнување, прегратка, загрлува, обгрнуваMacedonian
  • pelukanMalay
  • knuffel, knuffelenDutch
  • omfavne, klem, klemmeNorwegian
  • przytulać, objęcie, obejmowanie, przytulić, przytulenie, objąć, obejmować, tulićPolish
  • abraço, abraçarPortuguese
  • îmbrățișa, îmbrățișareRomanian
  • объятие, обниматься, обнять, обнимание, обняться, обниматьRussian
  • abbratzare, abbratzadaSardinian
  • загрљај, zagrliti, grliti, zagrljaj, загрлити, грлитиSerbo-Croatian
  • objať, objímať, objatieSlovak
  • objéti, objemati, objèmSlovene
  • përqafimi i dashurAlbanian
  • kram, kramas, omfamna, kramaSwedish
  • กอดThai
  • yakapTagalog
  • sarılmak, sarılmaTurkish
  • обійняти, обняти, обіймання, обнімати, обійми, об'яття, обійматиUkrainian
  • ôm, cái ôm chặt, ôm ghì, ôm chặtVietnamese
  • האַלדזןYiddish

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