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snug 1

adj. snug·ger, snug·gest
1. Comfortably sheltered and warm; cozy: The children were snug in their beds.
2. Small but well arranged: a snug apartment. See Synonyms at comfortable.
a. Closely secured and well built; compact: a snug little sailboat.
b. Close-fitting: a snug jacket.
c. Nautical Seaworthy.
a. Offering freedom from financial worry: a snug living.
b. Safe; secure: a snug hideout.
v. snugged, snug·ging, snugs
To make snug or secure.
To nestle; snuggle.
Phrasal Verb:
snug down Nautical
To prepare (a vessel) to weather a storm, as by taking in sail or securing movable gear.

[Of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish snygg, neat, trim.]

snug, snug′ly adv.
snug′ness n.

snug 2

n. Chiefly British
A very small private room in a pub.

[Short for snuggery.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snugness - a state of warm snug comfort
comfort, comfortableness - a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain; "he is a man who enjoys his comfort"; "she longed for the comfortableness of her armchair"
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n (= cosiness, comfort)Behaglichkeit f, → Gemütlichkeit f; (= cosiness and warmth)mollige or behagliche Wärme; (= sheltered nature)Geschütztheit f; (= closeness of fit: of garment) → guter Sitz


(snag) adjective
1. warm, comfortable; sheltered from the cold. The house is small but snug.
2. (of clothes etc) fitting closely. This jacket is a nice snug fit.
ˈsnuggle verb
to curl one's body up especially closely against another person, for warmth etc. She snuggled up to her mother and went to sleep.
ˈsnugly adverb
1. tightly and neatly. The gun fitted snugly into my pocket.
2. comfortably or warmly. The girl had a scarf wrapped snugly round her neck.
ˈsnugness noun
References in classic literature ?
For the height of this sort of deliciousness is to have nothing but the blanket between you and your snugness and the cold of the outer air.
After all that they had suffered from hunger, cold, fatigue and watchfulness; after all their perils from treacherous and savage men, they exulted in the snugness and security of their isolated cabin, hidden, as they thought, even from the prying eyes of Indian scouts, and stored with creature comforts; and they looked forward to a winter of peace and quietness, of roasting, and boiling, and broiling, and feasting upon venison, and mountain mutton, and bear's meat, and marrow bones, and buffalo humps, and other hunter's dainties, and of dozing and reposing round their fire, and gossiping over past dangers and adventures, and telling long hunting stories, until spring should return; when they would make canoes of buffalo skins and float themselves down the river.
'You have a comfortable idea of snugness, you have, sir.
It was the complete idea of snugness. It lay in a nutshell.
This haven was divided from the rough world by a glass partition and a half-door, with a leaden sill upon it for the convenience of resting your liquor; but, over this half-door the bar's snugness so gushed forth that, albeit customers drank there standing, in a dark and draughty passage where they were shouldered by other customers passing in and out, they always appeared to drink under an enchanting delusion that they were in the bar itself.
When all was finished, I thought Moor House as complete a model of bright modest snugness within, as it was, at this season, a specimen of wintry waste and desert dreariness without.
Nevertheless, vixenly as she looks, many people are seeking at this very moment to shelter themselves under the wing of the federal eagle; imagining, I presume, that her bosom has all the softness and snugness of an eiderdown pillow.
Either set schedules remotely ahead of time, or simply turn on your heating en route and arrive to instant snugness and warmth.
Either set schedules remotely ahead of time, or simply turn on your heating on route and arrive to instant snugness and warmth.
I've used it as a mid-layer, and enjoyed that extra snugness under a waterproof, but I've also used it as a toplayer, when it proved the perfect answer to a very windy day on the East Lothian coast.
Also on offer will be hot gin and tonics and Baileys Hot Chocolate, all served in kitsch Christmas mugs, while plush blankets, cushions and mistletoe add to the feeling of seasonal snugness.