plug

Definitions

  • Plug-Cutter.  Center-Bit.  Foerstner Auger-Bit.  Expansive-Bit.  Reamer.  Rose Countersink
    Plug-Cutter. Center-Bit. Foerstner Auger-Bit. Expansive-Bit. Reamer. Rose Countersink
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v plug insert as a plug "She plugged a cork in the wine bottle"
    • v plug insert a plug into "plug the wall"
    • v plug persist in working hard "Students must plug away at this problem"
    • v plug make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote
    • v plug deliver a quick blow to "he punched me in the stomach"
    • v plug fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug "plug the hole","stop up the leak"
    • n plug an old or over-worked horse
    • n plug an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire
    • n plug blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
    • n plug an electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted in a socket to make an electrical connection
    • n plug electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
    • n plug blatant or sensational promotion
    • n plug a wad of something chewable as tobacco
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged. They all taste sweet
    • Plug (Building) A block of wood let into a wall, to afford a hold for nails.
    • Plug A flat oblong cake of pressed tobacco.
    • Plug A high, tapering silk hat.
    • Plug A worthless horse.
    • Plug Any piece of wood, metal, or other substance used to stop or fill a hole; a stopple.
    • v. t Plug To stop with a plug; to make tight by stopping a hole.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Energy is being wasted if a toaster is left plugged in after use
    • n plug A piece of wood or other substance, usually in the form of a peg or cork, used to stop a hole in a vessel; a stopple; a bung or stopper of any kind.
    • n plug A peg, wedge, or other appliance driven in, or used to stop a hole or fill a gap. , A piece of wood driven horizontally into a wall, its end being then sawed away flush with the wall, to aiford a hold for nails
    • n plug A wedge-pin forced between a rail and its chair on a railway.
    • n plug A spigot driven into place, as in a barrel, in contradistinction to one screwed in.
    • n plug A wooden stopper fitted in the opening of the pump on a ship's deck during a storm, to protect the water-tanks against lightning; a pump-stopper.
    • n plug A small piece of some substance, as metallic foil, used by a dentist to fill the cavity of a decayed tooth.
    • n plug A branch pipe from a watermain, leading to a point where a hose can be conveniently attached, and closed by a cap or plug; a fire-plug.
    • n plug In die-sinking, a cylindrical piece of soft steel the end of which is fitted to a matrix. When matrix and plug are forced together under heavy pressure, the intaglio design of the matrix is impressed in relief upon the plug. The plug is then hardened, and becomes a punch, which can be used to make impressions on die-faces, as for coining, etc.
    • n plug A flat oblong cake of pressed tobacco.
    • n plug A man's silk or dress hat; a plug-hat.
    • n plug A worn, damaged, unfashionable, or otherwise injured article, which, by reason of its defects, has become undesirable, unsalable, or in a condition rendering it difficult to sell without a large reduction of its price, as a shelf-worn book, or an old horse worn down by hard work. Also old plug.
    • n plug A short, thick-set person.
    • n plug A workman who has served no regular apprenticeship.
    • n plug A sort of fishing-boat.
    • n plug Same as plug-rod
    • plug To stop with a plug; make tight by stopping a hole: as, to plug a decayed tooth; to plug a wound with lint.
    • plug To hit with a ball or bullet: as, to plug a buck with a rifle.
    • plug To cut out a plug from: said of watermelons when a tapering plug is cut out to see if the fruit is ripe, and then replaced.
    • n plug In geology, a cylindrical mass of lava, a remnant of the last eruption from a volcanic vent, which chilled in the conduit and plugged it up. See neck, 6 , and stock, 35.
    • n plug A book that does not sell at all.
    • n plug In stone-cutting, a wedge which is driven into a hole that has been drilled in a stone for the purpose of splitting it. For large pieces of stone a series of holes is drilled and a wedge or plug driven into each.
    • n plug In a steam-engine: A plug-rod; a plug-frame.
    • n plug A safety-plug; a fusible plug inserted in a boiler and made of some alloy which will melt if the temperature of the metal plate of the shell rises above a certain point by reason of low water.
    • n plug Same as peg, 7.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Plug plug a block or peg used to stop a hole: a bung: a stopper: a branch from a water-pipe to supply a hose: a flat cake of tobacco: any worn-out or useless article:
    • v.t Plug to stop with a plug: to drive plugs into:—pr.p. plug′ging; pa.t. and pa.p. plugged
    • n Plug plug (slang) a silk hat
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Quotations

  • Josh Billings
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    “A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug.”

Idioms

Pull the plug - If the plug is pulled on something like a project, it is terminated prematurely, often by stopping funding.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Akin to D. plug, G. pflock, Dan. plök, plug, Sw. plugg,; cf. W. ploc,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. plug, a bung, a peg (Sw. plugg, a peg, Ger. pflock); most prob. Celt., as in Ir., Gael., and W. ploc.

Usage

In literature:

Flame the plugs and see that each plug can be readily removed from the mouth of its tube.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The two plug hats arose and were doffed.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905" by Various
A solid plug of shavings barricades the entrance, which is not preceded by any vestibule.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Plugged in the upper works, the Corporal, poor beggar!
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
I've got a hunch somebody's plugging against us.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
Dick wasn't a quick boy at his books and so this stood for sheer hard plugging.
"One Way Out" by William Carleton
If not, they don't get a plugged nickel.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
Sam took the plug tobacco and bit into it gratefully.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
I plugged it in on the library extension.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
Cap'n Mike had plugged up another hole, too.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
There should have been a plug at the end of each trough.
"In the Musgrave Ranges" by Jim Bushman
She plugged the hole, resolving, as before, to keep his misdeeds a secret.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
The safety-valve and filling plug are both shown in Fig.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
Bone two young green geese, of a good size; but first take away every plug, and singe them nicely.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
If Curry is going to bet a plugged nickel on this here Jeremiah, I'll hold him out and not take a cent on him.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
Then, just as the last vestige of the gray plug vanished; an amazing, a terrible thing happened.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
He was just finishing with the spark-plug when the confidence of the air service boys received a sudden jolt.
"Air Service Boys Over The Enemy's Lines" by Charles Amory Beach
Either of us would have plugged him one at the word 'Go!
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
Rick set up his microscope on the kitchen table and plugged in the substage illumination.
"The Blue Ghost Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
He had even, in his time, been reduced to boiling down plug tobacco and distilling the liquor.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

Don't worry 'baht 'im, just be 'appy
For I know he is suff'rin' no pain
Your baby has gorn dahn the plug'ole
Let's hope he don't stop up the drain
"Biby's Epitaph" by Anonymous British
There would we offer incense, highly toned,
And worship, nightly, FURNITURE enthroned.
There would we -- nay, I may not even hope,
Whose only wash-hand bowl is plugged with soap.
"Suburbia - A Yearn" by C J Dennis
The twins have been crying for Daddy all night
And Mother’s too tender to slap ‘em
So she gave them a bath, but one slipped down the plug
And he’s stuck in a drainpipe in Clapham.
"Father Come Home" by Billy Bennett
Across its beard, that horror of harsh wire,
There moved thin caterpillars, slowly uncoiled.
It seemed they pushed themselves to be as plugs
Of ditches, where they writhed and shrivelled, killed.
"The Show" by Wilfred Owen
Out uv dark corners, voices 'ere an' there
Break sudden with a jabberin' sing-song,
Like magpies flutin' on the mornin' air.
We pays no 'eed to them, but plug along,
Twistin' an' turnin' through them secret ways,
Like in a maze.
"'Ave a 'eart!" by C J Dennis
I've a yearn, within, to plug a
Jaw whenever Mugga Mugga
Mountain's mentioned in my hearing, for it makes me very sore.
When I realise Dalgety
Was thrown over for the petty
Claims of parish politicians I'm inclined to raze for gore.
"Mugga Mugga" by C J Dennis

In news:

You could plug an Xbox 360 into a 19-inch CRT.
We chose to plug ours into this 42-inch plasma screen and send the audio out through this 500-watt speaker system.
Stellite-hardened surfaces on valve plug and valve seat.
We are going to plug up the world wide web today with an office waster today.
Hear all about it, along with the other vegetables that will be added to the Mighty 'Mato line from Plug Connection's Nicole Jackson.
This Transocean ship is part of the fleet using remote-controlled submarines to plug the leaking riser one mile below on the seabed.
CBS News.com 's William Vitka plugged into the Half-Life world for a while, here are some of his favorite moments in the game.
In a piece for the 5 pm news May 28 -- a piece that was plugged that day at the equally kid-friendly hour of noon.
A (defeatable) muting of the line outputs when a pair of headphones is plugged into the left-hand of the two headphone outputs.
Hearsay Social helps businesses plug into social media while still controlling compliance and governance.
Positioning your company in the emerging digital signage market is about much more than buying some screens and plugging them in.
Guests of high-tech brand Hyatt Place can plug their portable media devices into the guestroom's 42-inch high-definition television , thanks to the Hyatt Plug Panel Hyatt introduced to the brand in late December.
The panel displays directions on how to plug laptop computers, MP3 players and DVD players into the TV.
I began reading it, just knowing there would be some laughs and probably a few plugs for animal rescues.
All you have to is plug in your address to get to said destination.
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In science:

With the above expressions for Tµν , we need only plug in our form for f to compute the stress tensor for a massless scalar.
Black Holes Must Die
However, plugging in the solution (20) one finds that this is not the case.
Fine-Tuning of the Cosmological Constant in Brane Worlds
Plugging this into the above equation for m 6= 0 we obtain s[m] = idXm ⊗ s ◦ eX (Xm ) and therefore s = F (λs).
From Subfactors to Categories and Topology II. The quantum double of tensor categories and subfactors
Additional plug-in software is not required.
Media Objects in Time - A Multimedia Streaming System
This scheme allows for moving the toroids and/or the Plug to access the central detector while the MiniPlug remains stationary.
The CDF MiniPlug Calorimeters
Plugging these in the display above, we get the desired result.
Additive functionals on random search trees
The modules can be plugged into the application framework at run time, independently of the computing environment.
CMS Data Analysis: Current Status and Future Strategy
Plugging (5.4) into Lemma 4.1, we see that P(B ′ ; ρ ↔ ∂Γ) is zero when β < α, while plugging in (5.5) shows that P(B ′ ; ρ ↔ ∂Γ) is positive when β > (1 + 4α).
Critical RWRE on trees and tree-indexed random walks
As explained in Section 3.3 the corresponding estimator can be obtained by plugging-in the density matrix estimator in equation 4.
An invitation to quantum tomography (II)
If one plugs this expression in the Eq. (1.1), one obtains, an higher derivative Lagrangian theory.
Minisuperspace Approach of Generalized Gravitational Models
We need only choose the function f and plug in its mean value.
Entanglement in Random Subspaces
Plugging (14) we get the desired lower bound.
Pseudo-random graphs
Once a sequence of values of Sl , Rl , and Tl have been computed, it is quite simple to determine many things about the structure of our network by plugging in the appropriate values into our generating functions.
Tomography of random social networks
This estimate can now be directly plugged into the trace type estimates from Theorem 3.4 or Proposition 3.7.
On Temple--Kato like inequalities and applications
In the general case, we argue as follows: choosing the local coordinates (q , P , z , z ′ ) we can plug the complex structures (6.72) and (6.74) into (6.77).
Generalized Kahler manifolds and off-shell supersymmetry
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