Definition of "hug" []

  • To clasp or hold closely, especially in the arms, as in affection; embrace. (verb-transitive)
  • To hold steadfastly to; cherish: He still hugs his outmoded beliefs. (verb-transitive)
  • To stay close to: a sailboat hugging the shore. (verb-transitive)
  • To embrace or cling together closely. (verb-intransitive)
  • A close, affectionate embrace. (noun)
  • To clasp (another person or thing) tightly or (of two people) to cling close together; embrace (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To keep close to a shore, kerb, etc (verb)
  • To cling to (beliefs, etc); cherish (verb)
  • To congratulate (oneself); be delighted with (oneself) (verb)
  • A tight or fond embrace (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "hug" in a sentence
  • "after reading this i totally wanted to give you a hug...but since youre so far away an internet hug will have to suffice *big hug*"
  • "Burt engineers another crisis, this time involving the missing baby, to get yet another hug from Jimmy, who finally has to acknowledge, when cradling Hope, that "a hug is a powerful thing.""
  • "More thankfully still, when it does, Lincoln's first question to me the next morning is whether I was able to help the person I was trying to save, and when I say no, as I usually do, he gives me a squawk, which is what they call a hug on "SpongeBob", and tells me he hopes I have better luck next time."