snug: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (snug), [key]
— adj., v., adv., n. snug•ger, snug•gest, snugged, snug•ging,
  1. warmly comfortable or cozy, as a place, accommodations, etc.: a snug little house.
  2. fitting closely, as a garment: a snug jacket.
  3. more or less compact or limited in size, and sheltered or warm: a snug harbor.
  4. trim, neat, or compactly arranged, as a ship or its parts.
  5. comfortably circumstanced, as persons.
  6. pleasant or agreeable, esp. in a small, exclusive way: a snug coterie of writers.
  7. enabling one to live in comfort: a snug fortune.
  8. secret; concealed; well-hidden: a snug hideout.
  1. to lie closely or comfortably; nestle.
  1. to make snug.
  2. to prepare for a storm by taking in sail, lashing deck gear, etc. (usually fol. by down).
  1. in a snug manner: The shirt fit snug around the neck.
  1. a small, secluded room in a tavern, as for private parties.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: