Meaning of “jug” in the English Dictionary

"jug" in British English

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jugnoun

uk /dʒʌɡ/ us /dʒʌɡ/

jug noun (CONTAINER)

B1 [ C ] UK US pitcher a container for holding liquids that has a handle and a shaped opening at the top for pouring:

a milk/water jug

[ C ] US UK pitcher a large, round container for liquids that has a flat base, a handle, and a very narrow raised opening at the top for pouring:

a whiskey jug

[ C ] the amount of liquid that a jug holds:

a jug of milk

More examples

  • This jug holds exactly one pint.
  • The milk overflowed when I poured it into the jug.
  • She filled the jug up with cream.
  • He filled the jug to the brim.
jugful
noun [ C ] uk /ˈdʒʌɡ.fʊl/ us /ˈdʒʌɡ.fʊl/

the amount held by a jug:

There was a jugful of water on each table.

(Definition of “jug” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jug" in American English

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jugnoun [ C ]

us /dʒʌɡ/

a large container for liquids that usually has a handle and a narrow opening at the top

(Definition of “jug” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)