Meaning of PLUG in English

PLUG

n.

Pronunciation: ' pl ə g

Function: noun

Etymology: Dutch, from Middle Dutch plugge; akin to Middle High German pfloc plug

Date: 1606

1 a : a piece used to fill a hole : STOPPER b : an obtruding or obstructing mass of material resembling a stopper

2 : a flat compressed cake of tobacco

3 : a small core or segment removed from a larger object

4 : something inferior especially : an inferior often aged or unsound horse

5 a : HYDRANT , FIREPLUG b : SPARK PLUG

6 : an artificial fishing lure used primarily for casting and made with one or more sets of gang hooks

7 : any of various devices resembling or functioning like a plug: as a : a male fitting for making an electrical connection to a live circuit by insertion in a receptacle (as an outlet) b : a device for connecting electric wires to a jack

8 : a piece of favorable publicity or a favorable mention usually incorporated in general matter

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.