• WordNet 3.6
    • adj snug enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space "a cozy nook near the fire","snug in bed","a snug little apartment"
    • adj snug well and tightly constructed "a snug house","a snug little sailboat"
    • adj snug fitting closely but comfortably "a close fit"
    • adj snug offering safety; well protected or concealed "a snug harbor","a snug hideout"
    • n snug a small secluded room
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Snug Close and warm; as, an infant lies snug .
    • Snug Close; concealed; not exposed to notice. "Lie snug , and hear what critics say."
    • Snug Compact, convenient, and comfortable; as, a snug farm, house, or property.
    • n Snug (Mach) Same as Lug n., 3.
    • v. i Snug To lie close; to snuggle; to snudge; -- often with up, or together; as, a child snugs up to its mother.
    • Snug To place snugly.
    • Snug To rub, as twine or rope, so as to make it smooth and improve the finish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • snug Trim; compact; especially, protected from the weather; tight; comfortable.
    • snug Fitting close, but not too close; of just the size to accommodate the person or thing contained: as, a snug coat; a snug fit.
    • snug Lying close; closely, securely, and comfortably placed or circumstanced: as, the baby lay snug in its cradle.
    • snug Close-concealed; not exposed to notice.
    • snug Cozy; agreeable owing to exclusion of disagreeable circumstances and persons; also, loosely, agreeable in general.
    • n snug 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 snug 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.
    • snug Snugly.
    • snug 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.
    • snug To make smooth and compact; in rope-manuf., to finish (rope) by rubbing down the fuzzy projecting fibers. Also slick and finish.
    • snug To put in a snug position; place snugly; bring or move close; snuggle: often reflexive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Snug snug lying close and warm: comfortable: not exposed to view or notice: being in good order: compact: fitting close
    • v.i Snug to move so as to lie close
    • v.t Snug to make smooth
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Snug as a bug in a rug - If you're as snug as a bug in a rug, you are feeling very comfortable indeed.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prov. E. snug, tight, handsome; cf. Icel. snöggr, smooth, ODan. snög, neat, Sw. snugg,


In literature:

He sat back in his chair and let his mind wander once more back to the snug little home he had left.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
He remembered with regret the pleasant hollow, so dry and snug.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Snug-fitting, shiny steel bands irked his wrists.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
They were under the tree in which he lay so snugly ensconced.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
I've brought a snug little pile home with me, and things are going to look up in this log house, Gift o' God.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
DUKE: This here life is snug and easy.
"Wappin' Wharf" by Charles S. Brooks
But in a snug, warm cellar, artificial heat is not absolutely necessary.
"Mushrooms: how to grow them" by William Falconer
We had reason to be thankful that we had got into a snug harbour.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
Charley made Natalie snug with a tarpaulin roof over her seat.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
Still is it snug, and roomy enough for a table six feet by four.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

AMONG the dwellings framed by birds
In field or forest with nice care,
Is none that with the little Wren's
In snugness may compare.
"A Wren's Nest" by William Wordsworth
Seated by their blazing hearth--
John and Hannah--snug and warm--
What if darkness wrap the earth?
Drive the sleet and howl the storm!
"Fido" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
I'll sing a song of leaves and rains
And flying queens and falling kings.
Yet doubt not reason still remains
Snug hidden at the core of things.
"The Fall" by Eden Phillpotts
Aw live in a snug little cot,
An' tho' poor, yet aw keep aght o' debt,
Cloise by, in a big garden plot,
Stands a mansion, 'at long wor "to let."
"To Let" by John Hartley
When lively Faith and Feeling sweet,
Like dearest darlings, kindly meet,
They straight each other help and hug
In loving friendship close and snug.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
Too lazy to build a snug hooam for thisel,
Tha lives but a poor vagrant life;
An thi mate is noa better aw'm sooary to tell,
Shoo's unfit to be onny burd's wife.
"Cuckoo!" by John Hartley

In news:

Keeping people pumped' with Snug Life apparel.
I think Operation Hugs and Snugs has become a failure.
A sulcus is similar to a snug collar, and it can become infected .
Burgess snugly fits Greenwood's QB mold .
Snug as a bug in the bathroom.
Jazz organist Dr Lonnie Smith featured at Snug Harbor for two nights this weekend.
Snug in the midfoot and very wide in the toebox, the Phantom fit a small percentage of our male wear-testers and none of our women.
I'd walk by the park, Benjamin snug in his Baby Bjorn, and watch as kids played and their moms chatted with one another.
In the months after Doug Robinson started driving a truck, he noticed his clothes were increasingly more snug-fitting.
But you've still got a headache from those sunglasses with the too-snug arms.
Rusty Costanza/The Times-Picayune Delfeo Marsailis and his Uptown Orchestra perform at Snug Harbor in New Orleans on July 12.
Snug Harbor Inn is a living tradition in Shady Side, a southern Anne Arundel County community so full of change that history is treasured mostly in memory.
Sally Compton of Elburn knit 105 winter caps this year for the Snug Hugs for Kids: Crochet and Knit-A-Thon, a program conducted by Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden.
2/3 The mugs or cups clip upside down with the spoon holding them snugly to the birch plywood substrate.

In science:

The simulation output times were chosen so that consecutive simulation volumes could be snugly abutted; the side-dimensions were 100h−1Mpc in every case.
Significant effects of weak gravitational lensing on determinations of the cosmology from Type Ia Supernov\ae
Figure 2: Two .308 caliber rifle bullets (150 grain on left, 110 grain on right) shown with a cotton cleaning patch used to assure snug fit between the .308” outer bullet diameter and the .357” inner diameter of the orange plastic sabot.
A method for testing bullets at reduced velocity
Cornet, Jerome. “Separation of Functional and Non-Functional Aspects in Transactional Level Models of Systems-on-Chip”. Dissertation at Institut Polytechnique De Grenoble. 2008. Cummings, Clifford. “SystemVerilog’s priority & Unique – A Solution to Verilog’s full_case & parallel_case Evil Twins”. SNUG.
The New Embedded System Design Methodology For Improving Design Process Performance
We have an isolated distribution of negative energy flowing past the observer who samples it with a function g (t) like (8) or (9), timed to snugly encompass the negative flux.
Quantum interest for scalar fields in Minkowski spacetime