Hug in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is hug a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word hug is a Scrabble US word. The word hug is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

H4U1G2

Is hug a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word hug is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:

H4U1G2

Is hug a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word hug is a Words With Friends word. The word hug is worth 8 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

H3U2G3

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Valid words made from Hug

You can make 5 words from 'hug' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'hug'

HUG 7UGH 7

2 letters words from 'hug'

GU 3UG 3
UH 5 

All 3 letters words made out of hug

hug uhg hgu ghu ugh guh

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word hug. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in hug.

Definitions and meaning of hug

hug

Etymology

From earlier hugge (to embrace, clasp with the arms) (1560), probably representing a conflation of huck (to crouch, huddle down) and Old Norse hugga (to comfort, console), from hugr (mind, heart, thought), from Proto-Germanic *hugiz (mind, thought, sense), cognate with Icelandic hugga (to comfort), Old English hyġe (thought, mind, heart, disposition, intention, courage, pride) (whence high (Etymology 2)).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: hŭg, IPA(key): /hʌɡ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌɡ

Noun

hug (plural hugs)

  1. A close embrace, especially when charged with such an emotion as represented by: affection, joy, relief, lust, anger, aggression, compassion, and the like, as opposed to being characterized by formality, equivocation or ambivalence (a half-embrace or "little hug").
  2. A particular grip in wrestling.

Translations

Verb

hug (third-person singular simple present hugs, present participle hugging, simple past and past participle hugged)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To crouch; huddle as with cold.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Palsgrave to this entry?)
  2. (intransitive) To cling closely together.
  3. (transitive) To embrace by holding closely, especially in the arms.
  4. (transitive) To stay close to (the shore etc.)
  5. (transitive, figuratively) To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish.
    • 1665, Joseph Glanvill, Scepsis Scientifica
      We hug intellectual deformities, if they bear our names

Synonyms

  • (crouch): hunker, squat, stoop
  • (cling closely): cleave, stick; see also Thesaurus:adhere
  • (embrace): accoll (obsolete), coll, embrace; see also Thesaurus:embrace
  • (stay close to):
  • (hold fast): treasure

Translations

Derived terms

  • body-hugging
  • figure-hugging
  • hug oneself
  • huggable
  • huggle
  • huggy

See also

  • cuddle
  • huggle
  • kiss
  • snuggle
  • squeeze

Anagrams

  • Ghu, ghu, ugh

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hoɡ/, [ˈhɔɡ̊]

Etymology 1

From Old Norse hǫgg, verbal noun to hǫggva (to hew) (Danish hugge).

Noun

hug n (singular definite hugget, plural indefinite hug)

  1. stroke
  2. slash
  3. cut
Inflection

References

  • “hug,1” in Den Danske Ordbog

Etymology 2

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /huɡ/, [ˈhuɡ̊]

Noun

hug (uninflected)

  1. squat

References

  • “hug,2” in Den Danske Ordbog

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hoɡ/, [ˈhɔɡ̊]

Verb

hug

  1. imperative of hugge

Faroese

Noun

hug m

  1. indefinite accusative singular of hugur

Manx

Preposition

hug

  1. to

Inflection

Verb

hug

  1. past tense of toyr

Norwegian Nynorsk

Alternative forms

  • hau

Etymology

From Old Norse hugr (thought), from Proto-Germanic *hugiz. Cognates include Norwegian Bokmål hu.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hʉːɡ/, /hʉː/ (examples of pronunciation)

Noun

hug m (definite singular hugen, indefinite plural hugar, definite plural hugane)

  1. (chiefly uncountable) mind
  2. (chiefly uncountable, collective) one's thoughts
  3. (chiefly uncountable) wish, desire
    • 1971, Olav H. Hauge, "T'ao Ch'ien":
      Meir enn fyrr har han hug å draga seg attende til ein slik hageflekk.
      More than before, he has a desire to retreat to such a small garden.
  4. (uncountable, folklore) an itch in the nose which comes when someone is thinking of one, or as a warning that someone is about to arrive

Derived terms

Related terms

Adjective

hug

  1. (predicative) keen, eager

References

  • “hug” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to clasp tightly in the arms.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)