The definition of a hug is when two people embrace with their arms.(noun)
An example of a hug is two friends saying goodbye by wrapping their arms around each other.
See hug in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: prob. via dial. < ON hugga, to comfort, console
See hug in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb hugged hugged, hug·ging, hugs verb, transitive
Origin: Probably of Scandinavian origin
Origin: ; akin to Old Norse hugga, to comfort.
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