from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Comfortably sheltered; cozy.
- adj. Small but well arranged: a snug apartment. See Synonyms at comfortable.
- adj. Closely secured and well built; compact: a snug little sailboat.
- adj. Close-fitting: a snug jacket.
- adj. Nautical Seaworthy.
- adj. Offering freedom from financial worry: a snug living.
- adj. Safe; secure: a snug hideout.
- transitive v. To make snug or secure.
- intransitive v. To nestle; snuggle.
- snug down Nautical To prepare (a vessel) to weather a storm, as by taking in sail or securing movable gear.
- n. Chiefly British A very small private room in a pub.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. small, comfortable back room in a pub
- adj. comfortable; cosy (cozy); satisfactory
- adj. close-fitting
- v. To make secure or snug.
- v. To snuggle or nestle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Close and warm.
- adj. Close; concealed; not exposed to notice.
- adj. Compact, convenient, and comfortable.
- n. Same as lug, n., 3.
- intransitive v. To lie close; to snuggle; to snudge; -- often with up, or together.
- transitive v. To place snugly.
- transitive v. To rub, as twine or rope, so as to make it smooth and improve the finish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Trim; compact; especially, protected from the weather; tight; comfortable.
- Fitting close, but not too close; of just the size to accommodate the person or thing contained: as, a snug coat; a snug fit.
- Lying close; closely, securely, and comfortably placed or circumstanced: as, the baby lay snug in its cradle.
- Close-concealed; not exposed to notice.
- Cozy; agreeable owing to exclusion of disagreeable circumstances and persons; also, loosely, agreeable in general.
- n. In machinery, a projection or abutment which holds firmly or binds by a wedge-like action another piece in contact with it, or which limits the motion of a part in any direction.
- n. In a steam-engine, one of the catches on the eccentric pulley and intermediate shaft, by means of which the motion of the shaft is transmitted through the eccentric to the slide-valves.
- To move so as to lie close; snuggle: often with up and to: as, a child snugs (up) to its bedfellow; also, to move so as to be close.
- To make smooth and compact; in rope-manuf., to finish (rope) by rubbing down the fuzzy projecting fibers. Also slick and finish.
- To put in a snug position; place snugly; bring or move close; snuggle: often reflexive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. offering safety; well protected or concealed
- adj. enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space
- adj. well and tightly constructed
- n. a small secluded room
- adj. fitting closely but comfortably
Of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish snygg, neat, trim.
Short for snuggery.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From dialectical English snug (tight, handsome), maybe from Proto-Norse *snaggwu-. Compare Icelandic snöggur (smooth), Old Danish snög (neat), Swedish snygg. (Wiktionary)