Associations to the word «Plug»


PLUG, noun. (electricity) A pronged connecting device which fits into a mating socket.
PLUG, noun. Any piece of wood, metal, or other substance used to stop or fill a hole; a stopple.
PLUG, noun. (US) A flat oblong cake of pressed tobacco.
PLUG, noun. (US) (slang) A high, tapering silk hat.
PLUG, noun. (US) (slang) A worthless horse.
PLUG, noun. (construction) A block of wood let into a wall to afford a hold for nails.
PLUG, noun. A mention of a product (usually a book, film or play) in an interview, or an interview which features one or more of these.
PLUG, noun. (geology) A body of once molten rock that hardened in a volcanic vent. Usually round or oval in shape.
PLUG, noun. (fishing) A type of lure consisting of a rigid, buoyant or semi-buoyant body and one or more hooks.
PLUG, noun. (horticulture) A small seedling grown in a tray from expanded polystyrene or polythene filled usually with a peat or compost substrate.
PLUG, noun. A short cylindrical piece of jewellery commonly worn in larger-gauge body piercings, especially in the ear.
PLUG, verb. (transitive) To stop with a plug; to make tight by stopping a hole.
PLUG, verb. (transitive) To blatantly mention a particular product or service as if advertising it.
PLUG, verb. (intransitive) (informal) To persist or continue with something.
PLUG, verb. (transitive) To shoot a bullet into something with a gun.
PLUG, verb. (slang) (transitive) to have sex with, penetrate sexually.
PLUG AND PLAY, noun. (computing) A feature that facilitates the discovery of a hardware component automatically, without the need for manual installation and configuration.
PLUG AWAY, verb. (idiomatic) To persist or continue, as with an effort.
PLUG HAT, noun. May be a top hat or a bowler hat.
PLUG HATS, noun. Plural of plug hat
PLUG IN, verb. (idiomatic) To connect (an electrical device) to a plug socket.
PLUG NICKEL, noun. (chiefly US) (colloquial) A nearly worthless amount.
PLUG OUT, verb. (Ireland) (colloquial) to unplug, to remove an electrical cord from its socket.
PLUG ROD, noun. A rod attached to the beam for working the valves, as in the Cornish engine.
PLUG TAP, noun. A screw-cutting tap with a slightly tapering end.
PLUG THE RUNNER, verb. (baseball) (slang) (1800s) To throw the ball at the runner in order to "tag" him out (illegal after 1845).
PLUG UP, verb. (transitive) To put a plug or bung into something to prevent leakage.
PLUG UP, verb. (transitive) To reinforce something weak
PLUG VALVE, noun. A tapering valve which turns in a case like the plug of a faucet.

Dictionary definition

PLUG, noun. Blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly.
PLUG, noun. A wad of something chewable as tobacco.
PLUG, noun. Blatant or sensational promotion.
PLUG, noun. Electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark.
PLUG, noun. An electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted in a socket to make an electrical connection.
PLUG, noun. An upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire.
PLUG, noun. An old or over-worked horse.
PLUG, verb. Fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug; "plug the hole"; "stop up the leak".
PLUG, verb. Persist in working hard; "Students must plug away at this problem".
PLUG, verb. Deliver a quick blow to; "he punched me in the stomach".
PLUG, verb. Make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote.
PLUG, verb. Insert a plug into; "plug the wall".
PLUG, verb. Insert as a plug; "She plugged a cork in the wine bottle".

Wise words

A word carries far, very far, deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.
Joseph Conrad