What does jug mean?

Definitions for jugdʒʌg

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jug(noun)

    a large bottle with a narrow mouth

  2. jug, jugful(verb)

    the quantity contained in a jug

  3. imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand(verb)

    lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

    "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"

  4. jug(verb)

    stew in an earthenware jug

    "jug the rabbit"


  1. jug(Noun)

    A serving vessel or container, circular in cross-section and typically higher than it is wide, with a relatively small mouth or spout, a handle and often a stopper or top.

  2. jug(Noun)

    The amount that a jug can hold.

  3. jug(Noun)


  4. jug(Noun)

    A woman's breasts.

  5. jug(Noun)

    A kettle.

  6. jug(Verb)

    To stew in an earthenware jug etc.

    jugged hare

  7. jug(Verb)

    To put into jail.

  8. jug(Verb)

    To utter a sound like "jug", as certain birds do, especially the nightingale.

  9. jug(Verb)

    To nestle or collect together in a covey.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jug(noun)

    a vessel, usually of coarse earthenware, with a swelling belly and narrow mouth, and having a handle on one side

  2. Jug(noun)

    a pitcher; a ewer

  3. Jug(noun)

    a prison; a jail; a lockup

  4. Jug(verb)

    to seethe or stew, as in a jug or jar placed in boiling water; as, to jug a hare

  5. Jug(verb)

    to commit to jail; to imprison

  6. Jug(verb)

    to utter a sound resembling this word, as certain birds do, especially the nightingale

  7. Jug(verb)

    to nestle or collect together in a covey; -- said of quails and partridges

  8. Origin: [Prob. fr. Jug, a corruption of, or nickname for, Joanna; cf. 2d Jack, and Jill. See Johannes.]


  1. jug

    The jug as a musical instrument reached its height of popularity in the 1920s, when jug bands, such as Cannon's Jug Stompers were popular. The jug is an empty jug played with the mouth. With an embouchure like that used for a brass instrument, the musician holds the mouth of the jug about an inch from his or her mouth and emits a blast of sound, made by a buzzing of the lips, directly into it. The jug does not touch the musician's mouth, but serves as a resonating chamber to amplify and enrich the sound made by the musician's lips. Changes in pitch are controlled by loosening or tightening the lips. An accomplished jug player might have a two-octave range. Some players augment this sound with vocalizations, didgeridoo style, and even circular breathing. In performance, the jug sound is enhanced if the player stands with his back to a wall, which will reflect the sound towards the audience. The stovepipe is played in much the same manner, with the open-ended pipe being the resonating chamber. There is some similarity to the didgeridoo, but there is no contact between the stovepipe and the player's lips.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jug

    jug, n. a large vessel with a swelling body and narrow mouth for liquors.—v.t. to boil or stew as in a jug:—pr.p. jug′ging; pa.p. jugged.—Jugged hare (see Hare); Stone jug (slang), jail. [Prob. Judy, jocularly applied to a drinking-vessel; cf. Jack and Jill in a like sense.]

  2. Jug

    jug, v.i. to utter the sound jug, as certain birds, esp. the nightingale.—n. Jug-jug. [Imit.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jug in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jug in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Zach Johnson:

    I'm grateful. I'm humbled. I'm honored, this is the birthplace of the game, and that jug means so much in sports.

  2. Scotland Jason Day:

    That little piece of immortality and glory that comes with winning the claret jug at the home of golf at St. Andrews.

  3. Omar Khayym:

    A Book of Verses undeneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness- Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow

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