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Rug vs Rud - What's the difference?

rug | rud |

As a noun rug

is horn.

As an abbreviation rud is

(engineering|euphemism) (an explosion) ;.




(en noun)
  • A partial covering for a floor.
  • (UK, Australia) A (usually thick) piece of fabric used for warmth (especially on a bed); a blanket.
  • * 1855 , , A Boy?s Adventures in the Wilds of Australia: or, Herbert?s Note-Book , page 254,
  • They then cut down a quantity of gum-tree leaves for a bed, and threw their rugs upon them ready for bed-time.
  • * 1906 July 27, Government Gazette of Western Australia , page 2297,
  • Furnish every sleeping apartment with a sufficient number of toilet utensils and bedsteads, and sufficient bedding so that each bed shall be provided with a mattress, two sheets, a rug', and, in winter time, not less than one additional ' rug .
  • * 1950 April, Dental Journal of Australia , Volume 22, page 181,
  • My own son had a bunny rug' of which he was very fond and on being put to bed he would always demand his “bunny ' rug to suck his finger with.?
  • * 1997 , Alan Sharpe, Vivien Encel, Murder!: 25 True Australian Crimes , page 22,
  • He brought with him a rug and a sheet, and lay down by the fire.
  • A kind of coarse, heavy frieze, formerly used for clothing.
  • * Holinshed
  • They spin the choicest rug' in Ireland. A friend of mine repaired to Paris Garden clad in one of these Waterford ' rugs .
  • A rough, woolly, or shaggy dog.
  • (slang) A wig; a hairpiece.
  • Usage notes

    * (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.


    * (small carpet) carpet, mat * (wig) toupee, wig

    Derived terms

    * area rug * cut a rug * scatter rug * snug as a bug in a rug


  • (Scotland) To pull roughly or hastily; to plunder; to spoil; to tear.
  • (Sir Walter Scott)

    Derived terms

    * rug up (Webster 1913)


    * ----




  • redness; blush
  • ruddle; red ochre
  • A fish, the rudd.
  • Verb

  • (label) To become red; redden.
  • To make red.
  • (Spenser)

    See also

    * ruddy (Webster 1913) ----