A round rug in the middle of a foyer.
An example of a rug is a large floor covering under a dining table and chairs.
- a piece of thick, often napped fabric, woven strips of rag, an animal skin, etc. used as a floor covering: usually distinguished from carpet in being a single piece of definite shape, not intended to cover the entire floor
- chiefly Brit. term for lap robe
- Slang a toupee
Origin of rugfrom Scand, as in Norwegian dialect, dialectal rugga, coarse coverlet, Swedish rugg, shaggy hair, Old Norse r?gg, long hair from Indo-European base an unverified form reu-, to tear out: see rude
- A floor covering consisting of a piece of heavy fabric, especially one that does not cover the floor's entire surface.
- An animal skin used as a floor covering.
- Chiefly British A piece of thick, warm fabric or fur used as a coverlet or lap robe.
- Slang A toupee.
Origin of rugOf Scandinavian origin
- (partial floor covering): The terms rug and carpet are not precise synonyms: a rug covers part of the floor; a carpet covers most or a large area of the floor; a fitted carpet runs wall-to-wall.
(third-person singular simple present rugs, present participle rugging, simple past and past participle rugged)