Meaning of “rug” in the English Dictionary

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"rug" in British English

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rugnoun [ C ]

uk /rʌɡ/ us /rʌɡ/

B1 a piece of thick heavy cloth smaller than a carpet, used for covering the floor or for decoration:

My dog loves lying on the rug in front of the fire.

a soft cover that keeps you warm or comfortable

slang for toupée

More examples

  • The floor was partly covered with a dirty old rug.
  • She tripped over the rug.
  • I was on the back doorstep shaking out a rug.
  • Unfortunately some paint splashed onto the rug.
  • We spread the picnic rug out on the ground and sat down to eat.

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

"rug" in American English

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rugnoun [ C ]

us /rʌɡ/

a shaped piece of thick cloth for covering part of a floor:

The rug we bought for the living-room has a beautiful red and gold pattern.

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