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Definition of "jug" []

  • A large, often rounded vessel of earthenware, glass, or metal with a small mouth, a handle, and usually a stopper or cap. (noun)
  • The amount that a jug can hold. (noun)
  • A small pitcher. (noun)
  • Slang A jail. (noun)
  • Vulgar Slang A woman's breasts. (noun)

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.

Use "jug" in a sentence
  • "You know right away how you've done and the jug is about the same size as the heart/lungs on a deer."
  • "In Taoist fashion, the jug is a clearing through which the fourfold comes to presence, as it gathers together the earth's soil and the sky's rain in wine that mortals pour in libation to the gods."
  • "The empty space, this nothing of the jug, is what the jug is as the holding vessel ... [t] he vessel's thingness does not lie at all in the material of which it consists, but in the void that holds."