What does SLUG mean?

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bullet, slug(noun)

    a projectile that is fired from a gun

  2. slug(noun)

    a unit of mass equal to the mass that accelerates at 1 foot/sec/sec when acted upon by a force of 1 pound; approximately 14.5939 kilograms

  3. slug(noun)

    a counterfeit coin

  4. sluggard, slug(noun)

    an idle slothful person

  5. slug(noun)

    an amount of an alcoholic drink (usually liquor) that is poured or gulped

    "he took a slug of hard liquor"

  6. type slug, slug(noun)

    a strip of type metal used for spacing

  7. slug(noun)

    any of various terrestrial gastropods having an elongated slimy body and no external shell

  8. punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug(verb)

    (boxing) a blow with the fist

    "I gave him a clout on his nose"

  9. slug, slog, swig(verb)

    strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat

    "He slugged me so hard that I passed out"

  10. idle, laze, slug, stagnate(verb)

    be idle; exist in a changeless situation

    "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"


  1. slug(Noun)

    Any of many terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks, having no (or only rudimentary) shell

  2. slug(Noun)

    A lazy person, a sluggard.

  3. slug(Noun)

    A bullet (projectile).

  4. slug(Noun)

    A counterfeit coin, especially one used to steal from vending machines.

  5. slug(Noun)

    A shot of a drink, usually alcoholic.

  6. slug(Noun)

    A title, name or header, a catchline, a short phrase or title to indicate the content of a newspaper or magazine story

  7. slug(Noun)

    the Imperial (English) unit of mass that accelerates by 1 foot per second squared (1 ft/su00B2) when a force of one pound-force (lbf) is exerted on it.

  8. slug(Noun)

    A discrete mass of a material that moves as a unit, usually through another material.

  9. slug(Noun)

    A black screen.

  10. slug(Verb)

    To drink quickly; to gulp.

  11. slug(Verb)

    To down a shot.

  12. slug(Verb)

    To hit very hard, usually with the fist.

  13. slug(Verb)

    casual carpooling; forming ad hoc, informal carpools for purposes of commuting, essentially a variation of ride-share commuting and hitchhiking.

  14. slug(Noun)

    A piece of type metal imprinted by a Linotype machine; also a black mark placed in the margin to indicate an error.

  15. slug(Noun)

    A stranger picked up as a passenger to enable legal use of high occupancy vehicle lanes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slug(noun)

    a drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard

  2. Slug(noun)

    a hindrance; an obstruction

  3. Slug(noun)

    any one of numerous species of terrestrial pulmonate mollusks belonging to Limax and several related genera, in which the shell is either small and concealed in the mantle, or altogether wanting. They are closely allied to the land snails

  4. Slug(noun)

    any smooth, soft larva of a sawfly or moth which creeps like a mollusk; as, the pear slug; rose slug

  5. Slug(noun)

    a ship that sails slowly

  6. Slug(noun)

    an irregularly shaped piece of metal, used as a missile for a gun

  7. Slug(noun)

    a thick strip of metal less than type high, and as long as the width of a column or a page, -- used in spacing out pages and to separate display lines, etc

  8. Slug(verb)

    to move slowly; to lie idle

  9. Slug(verb)

    to make sluggish

  10. Slug(verb)

    to load with a slug or slugs; as, to slug a gun

  11. Slug(verb)

    to strike heavily

  12. Slug(verb)

    to become reduced in diameter, or changed in shape, by passing from a larger to a smaller part of the bore of the barrel; -- said of a bullet when fired from a gun, pistol, or other firearm

  13. Origin: [OE. slugge slothful, sluggen to be slothful; cf. LG. slukk low-spirited, sad, E. slack, slouch, D. slak, slek, a snail.]


  1. Slug

    Slug is a common name for an apparently shell-less terrestrial gastropod mollusc. The word "slug" is also often used as part of the common name of any gastropod mollusc that has no shell, has a very reduced shell, or has only a small internal shell. Slugs exist on land and in the sea, and there is even one genus of freshwater slugs, Acochlidium. The unadorned word "slug" is however applied primarily to land slugs, whereas slugs from the sea or from freshwater are usually referred to as "sea slugs" or"freshwater slugs". Land gastropods with a shell that is not quite vestigial, but is too small to retract into, are known as semislugs. The various taxonomic families of slugs form part of several quite different evolutionary lineages which also include snails. Thus, for example, the various families of land slugs are not very closely related to one another, despite a superficial similarity in the overall body form. The shell-less condition has arisen many times independently during the evolutionary past, and thus the category "slug" is emphatically a polyphyletic one.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Slug

    slug, n. a heavy, lazy fellow: a name for land-molluscs of order Pulmonata, with shell rudimentary or absent—they do great damage to garden crops: any hinderance.—ns. Slug′-a-bed (Shak.), one who is fond of lying in bed, a sluggard; Slug′gard, one habitually idle or inactive.—v.t. Slug′gardise (Shak.), to make lazy.—adj. Slug′gish, habitually lazy: slothful: having little motion: having little or no power.—adv. Slug′gishly.—n. Slug′gishness. [Scand., Dan. slug, sluk, drooping, Norw. sloka, to slouch; Low Ger. slukkern, to be loose; allied to slack.]

  2. Slug

    slug, n. a cylindrical or oval piece of metal for firing from a gun: a piece of crude metal. [Prob. from slug above, or slug=slog, to hit hard.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SLUG in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SLUG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chuck White:

    Before you know it, they've sent a large slug of semi-solid material down, and it just stops.

  2. Bruce Thomson:

    The immediate impact is largely passed, the slug of contaminated water has washed through the system.

  3. Paul Hetherington:

    So there is a high likelihood that we are going to see a slug explosion given that many of their predators are in decline.

  4. Robert Heinlein, Excerpt from the notebooks of Lazarus Long, "Time Enough for Love":

    People who go broke in a big way never miss any meals. It is the poor jerk who is shy a half slug who must tighten his belt.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    I think they're going to slug it out for a while, once it gets down to a head-to-head contest, I think the conservative wins.

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