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Etymology

From Middle Low German and Middle Dutch plugge (Dutch plug), of unknown ultimate origin. Cognate with German Pflock.

Pronunciation

Noun

An electrical plug
Some fishing plugs

Singular
plug

Plural
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plug ({{{1}}})
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A pronged connecting device which fits into a mating socket.
    I pushed the plug back into the electrical socket and the lamp began to glow again.
  2. Any piece of wood, metal, or other substance used to stop or fill a hole; a stopple.
    Pull the plug out of the tub so it can drain.
  3. (US) A flat oblong cake of pressed tobacco.
    He preferred a plug of tobacco to loose chaw.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A high, tapering silk hat.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A worthless horse.
    That sorry old plug is ready for the glue factory!
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A block of wood let into a wall to afford a hold for nails.
  7. A mention of a product (usually a book, film or play) in an interview, or an interview which features one or more of these.
    During the interview, the author put in a plug for his latest novel.
  8. (geology) A body of once molten rock that hardened in a volcanic vent. Usually round or oval in shape.
    Pressure built beneath the plug in the caldera, eventually resulting in a catastrophic explosion of pyroclastic shrapnel and ash.
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A type of lure consisting of a rigid, buoyant or semi-buoyant body and one or more hooks.
    The fisherman cast the plug into a likely pool, hoping to catch a whopper.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to plug

Third person singular
plug

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
g

to plug (third-person singular simple present plug, present participle g, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (transitive) To stop with a plug; to make tight by stopping a hole.
    He attempted to plug the leaks with some caulk.
  2. (transitive) To blatantly mention a particular product or service as if advertising it.
    The main guest on the show just kept plugging his latest movie: it got so tiresome.
  3. (intransitive) (informal) To persist or continue with something.
    Keep plugging at the problem until you find a solution.
  4. (transitive) To shoot a bullet into something with a gun.
    • 1884, H. Rider Haggard, The Witch's Head
      I am awfully glad that you kept your nerve and plugged him; it would have been better if you could have nailed him through the right shoulder, which would not have killed him...

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Albanian

Etymology

From a Slavonic language, compare Common Slavic *plugъ.

Noun

plug

  1. plough

Bosnian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *plugъ.

Noun

plug m. [[Category:Template:lang:bs nouns|plug]]

  1. plough

Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *plugъ.

Noun

plug m.

  1. plough

French

Etymology

From English plug.

Pronunciation

Noun

plug m. (plural plugs)

  1. butt-plug

Istro-Romanian

Etymology

From a Slavonic language, compare Common Slavic *plugъ.

Noun

plug n. (plural plugur, definite singular plugu, definite plural plugurle)

  1. plough

Romanian

Etymology

From a Slavonic language, compare Common Slavic *plugъ.

Pronunciation

Noun

plug n. (plural pluguri)

  1. plough

Declension



Serbian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *plugъ.

Noun

plug m. (plural plugovi) (Cyrillic spelling плуг)

  1. plough

Slovene

Noun

plug m.

  1. plough (device pulled through the ground in order to break it upon into furrows for planting)


This Slovene entry was created from the translations listed at plough. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see plug in the Slovene Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008

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