Meaning of SNUG in English


— snugly , adv. — snugness , n.

/snug/ , adj., snugger, snuggest , v. , snugged, snugging , adv. , n.


1. warmly comfortable or cozy, as a place, accommodations, etc.: a snug little house.

2. fitting closely, as a garment: a snug jacket.

3. more or less compact or limited in size, and sheltered or warm: a snug harbor.

4. trim, neat, or compactly arranged, as a ship or its parts.

5. comfortably circumstanced, as persons.

6. pleasant or agreeable, esp. in a small, exclusive way: a snug coterie of writers.

7. enabling one to live in comfort: a snug fortune.

8. secret; concealed; well-hidden: a snug hideout.


9. to lie closely or comfortably; nestle.


10. to make snug.

11. Naut. to prepare for a storm by taking in sail, lashing deck gear, etc. (usually fol. by down ).


12. in a snug manner: The shirt fit snug around the neck.


13. Brit. a small, secluded room in a tavern, as for private parties.

[ 1575-85; perh. snøggr short-haired; c. Sw snygg neat ]

Syn. 4. tidy, ordered, orderly. 6. intimate, cozy. 9. cuddle, snuggle. 10. settle, arrange. 11. secure.

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