plug meaning

[ plʌg ] Pronunciation:   "plug" in a sentence
Noun: plug  plúg
  1. Blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
    - stopper, stopple 
  2. A wad of something chewable as tobacco
    - chew, chaw, cud, quid, wad 
  3. Blatant or sensational promotion
    - ballyhoo, hoopla, hype 
  4. Electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
    - spark plug, sparking plug 
  5. An electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted in a socket to make an electrical connection
    - male plug 
  6. An upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire
    - fireplug [N. Amer], fire hydrant 
  7. An old or over-worked horse
    - hack, jade, nag
Verb: plug (plugged,plugging)  plúg
  1. Fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
    "plug the hole"
    - stop up, secure 
  2. Persist in working hard
    "Students must plug away at this problem"
    - plug away 
  3. Deliver a quick blow to
    - punch, dong [Austral, NZ] 
  4. Make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote 
  5. Insert a plug into
    "plug the wall" 
  6. Insert as a plug
    "She plugged a cork in the wine bottle"

Derived forms: plugged, plugging, plugs

See also: plugger

Type of: advertise, advertize [US, non-standard], bit, bite, block, blockage, close, closure, electrical device, enclose, Equus caballus, fill up, hang in, hang on, hit, hold on, horse, hydrant, inclose, insert, introduce, morsel, occlusion, packaging, persevere, persist, promote, promotion, promotional material, publicity, push, put in, stick in, stop, stoppage

Part of: ignition, ignition system

Encyclopedia: Plug

[American slang]
to become attached to something; to become attached to some sort of network or system.
  As soon as I have plugged my laptop into the local network, I will have access to the Internet.
  I plugged myself into the computer network and began to communicate quickly and efficiently.


A small cylinder or dowel of wood (or other material) driven into a wall, to which a fastener is fixed.


A small piece of wood, plywood, veneer, etc., fitted into a recess to patch a defect; an insert or patch.


A fibrous or resinous material used to fill a void and otherwise patch a surface.


In plumbing, a drain-opening stopper; a fitting for closing the end of a pipe.


A receptacle plug.


An attachment plug.


A device for connecting wires to a jack.


A circular core of sod used in maintaining a lawn.

plug, 4

verb, noun

verb [+ obj] (-gg-)


to provide sth that has been missing from a particular situation and is needed in order to improve it:

A cheaper range of products was introduced to plug the gap at the lower end of the market.

Tax increases are needed to plug holes in the budget.

2 (Marketing )

to give praise or attention to a new product, book, CD, etc. in order to encourage people to buy it:

She came on the show to plug her latest album.



plug sth into sth (IT )

to connect a computer to a computer system:

All our computers are plugged into the main network.

plug into sth


(about a piece of electrical equipment) to be able to be connected to the main supply of electricity or to another piece of electrical equipment:

The modem plugs into the USB port on your laptop.


to become involved with a particular activity or group of people:

The company has doubled its profits since plugging into lucrative overseas markets.

noun [C]

praise or attention given to a new product, book, CD, etc. in order to encourage people to buy it:

He managed to get in a plug for his new book.

PULL verb

"The half of a connector that is normally movable and is generally attached to a cable or removable subassembly, inserted in a jack, outlet, receptacle, or socket."
  • plug in:    Verb: plug inPlug ...
  • plug into:    Verb: plug intoPlu ...
  • plug-in:    n. [c], adj.1 (com ...


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  1. it then turned out that the plug was defective.
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  3. plug stopcocks with sterile plugs.
  4. plug in the radio, please.
  5. a plug of glass wool held in the neck of a polyethylene funnel.

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