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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun slug:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb slug:

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Definition of the noun slug

What does slug mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: slugs

  1. a projectile that is fired from a gun
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of slug: bullet
    • more generic words: missile / projectile = a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
    • more specific terms:
      • dumdum bullet / dumdum = a soft-nosed small-arms bullet that expands when it hits a target and causes a gaping wound
      • full metal jacket = a lead bullet that is covered with a jacket of a harder metal
      • rifle ball = a bullet designed to be fired from a rifle
      • rubber bullet = a bullet made of hard rubber
    • part of: cartridge = ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet
  2. a unit of mass equal to the mass that accelerates at 1 foot/sec/sec when acted upon by a force of 1 pound; approximately 14.5939 kilograms
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • more generic term: mass unit = a unit of measurement for mass
  3. a counterfeit coin
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic word: coin = a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
  4. an idle slothful person
  5. an amount of an alcoholic drink (usually liquor) that is poured or gulped
  6. a strip of type metal used for spacing
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of slug: type slug
    • more generic term: type metal = an alloy of tin and lead and antimony used to make printing type
  7. any of various terrestrial gastropods having an elongated slimy body and no external shell
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic words: gastropod / univalve = a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
    • member of: family Limacidae / Limacidae = slugs
  8. (boxing) a blow with the fist

Alternative definition of the noun slug

noun

  1. Any of many terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks, having no (or only rudimentary) shell
  2. [slang] A lazy person, a sluggard.
  3. A bullet (projectile).
  4. A counterfeit coin, especially one used to steal from vending machines.
  5. A shot of a drink, usually alcoholic.
  6. [context: journalism] A title, name or header, a catchline, a short phrase or title to indicate the content of a newspaper or magazine story
  7. [physics, rarely used] the Imperial (English) unit of mass that accelerates by 1 foot per second squared (1 ft/s²) when a force of one pound-force (lbf) is exerted on it.
  8. [rfv-sense, what does this mean?] A discrete quantity of one fluid that flows through the line surrounded by another.
  9. [context: television editing] A black screen.
  10. [metal typesetting] A piece of type metal imprinted by a Linotype machine; also a black mark placed in the margin to indicate an error.
  11. [context: regional] A stranger picked up as a passenger to enable legal use of high occupancy vehicle lanes.

Definition of the verb slug

What does slug mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: slugged, slugging

  1. strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat
    • example: The fighter managed to slug his opponent
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] at [Patient]Paul hit at the window | Paula swatted at the fly
      [Agent - being] [Verb] at [Patient] with [Instrument]Paul hit at the window with an open hand | Paula swatted at the fly with a dishcloth
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient]Paula hit the ball | Paula spanked the child | Paula swatted the fly
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Paul kicked the door open | Paula bit the bag open | They spanked him dead
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument]Paul hit the door open with his foot | Paula swatted the fly dead with a dishcloth
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]The cat clawed the counch to pieces | They spanked him to death
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument]The cat clawed the counch to pieces with her sharp nails | They spanked him to death with a bat
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]Paula hit the ball with a stick | Paula spanked the child with her right hand | Paula swatted the fly with a dishcloth
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] [Locative Preposition] [Oblique, body part]Paula swatted Deirdre on the back

      Verbs of Contact by Impact (with the same syntax): bite, chop, claw, kick, paw, peck, punch, scratch, slice, stab, swat, swipe.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of slug: slog / swig
    • more generic word: hit = deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
  2. be idle; exist in a changeless situation

Alternative definition of the verb slug

verb

  1. To drink quickly; to gulp.
  2. To down a shot.
  3. [transitive] To hit very hard.
  4. casual carpooling; forming ad hoc, informal carpools for purposes of commuting, essentially a variation of ride-share commuting and hitchhiking.

People

  1. Slug: Sean Michael Daley, better known by his stage name Slug, is an American rapper from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Slug is best known as one half of the hip hop group Atmosphere, which he founded with Derek Turner. Turner has since left and Anthony Davis produces Atmosphere with Slug. In 1995, Slug, in collaboration with Anthony Davis, Musab Saad, and Brent Sayers founded the Minneapolis based independent hip hop record label Rhymesayers Entertainment.
  2. Slug a.k.a. John Lawrence is an actor, film director, producer and screenwriter.
  3. Slug a.k.a. Mitch McLee: Mitch "Slug" McLee is a musician who appeared in the 2005 concert film Live at Budokan.

There are other people with in their name, like Slug Signorino.

Group

Slug is a musical group.

  • albums: "Breathththing Out", "Swingers", "The 3 Man Themes"

Characters

  1. Slug is a fictional character, a supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe.
  2. Slug is a fictional character from the 1993 comedy and action film Good Girls Don't.
  3. Slug is a fictional character from the 1989 animated film The Journey to Melonia.
  4. Slug is a fictional character from the 1988 film Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
  5. Slug is a fictional character from the 2000 film Leprechaun in the Hood.
  6. Slug is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Lord Slug and Queen Slug-for-a-Butt.

Game

"Slug" is a video game.

Music

  1. "Slug" is a song by Passengers, a group composed of rock band U2 and producer Brian Eno. It is the second track on the group's only release, the 1995 album Original Soundtracks 1. The track was given the working title "Seibu" and was almost left off the album before it was rediscovered later during the recording sessions. Though Eno made the majority of creative decisions during the recording sessions, "Slug" was one of the few tracks that the members from U2 tried to craft themselves.
  2. "Slug" is a musical album of Portion Control.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  3. "Slug" is a composition.

Miscellanea

  1. Slug: A railroad slug is an accessory to a diesel-electric locomotive. It has trucks with traction motors but, unlike a B unit, is unable to move about under its own power, as it does not contain a prime mover to produce electricity, nor is there a cab for an operator. Instead, it is connected to a locomotive, called the mother, which provides the needed electrical power to operate the traction motors, and the motor controls.
  2. Slug: In typesetting, a slug is a piece of lead or other type metal, in any of several specific word senses. In one sense, a slug is a piece of spacing material used to space paragraphs. In the era of commercial typesetting in metal type, they were usually manufactured in strips of 6-point lead. In another sense, a slug is one line of Linotype typeset matter, where each line corresponds to one piece of lead.
  3. Slug: A slug is a counterfeit coin that is used to make illegal purchases from a coin-operated device, such as a vending machine, payphone, parking meter, transit farebox, copy machine, coin laundry, gaming machine, or arcade game. By resembling various features of a genuine coin, including the weight, size, and shape, a slug is designed to trick the machine into accepting it like a real coin.
  4. Slug: A slug is a term used for a solid ballistic projectile. It is "solid" in the sense of being composed of one piece; the shape can vary widely, including partially hollowed shapes. The term is occasionally applied to bullets, but is most commonly applied to shotgun projectiles, to differentiate them from shotshells containing shot. Slugs are commonly fired from smoothbored barrels that are unable to impart the gyroscopic spin required for in-flight stability.
  5. Slug: In newspaper editing, a slug is a short name given to an article that is in production. The story is labeled with its slug as it makes its way from the reporter through the editorial process. The AP Stylebook prescribes its use by wire reporters as follows: "The keyword or slug clearly indicates the content of the story." Sometimes a slug also contains code information that tells editors specific information about the story — for example, the letters "AM" at the beginning of a slug on a wire story tell editors that the story is meant for morning papers, while the letters "CX" indicate that the story is a correction to an earlier story.
  6. Slug a.k.a. snail homolog 2 (Drosophila) is a gene.
    • also known as slug (chicken homolog), zinc finger protein; snail 2; neural crest transcription factor SLUG; slug homolog, zinc finger protein (chicken)

Phrases with Slug

Phrases starting with the word Slug:

  1. Slug Away
  2. Slug Line

Phrases ending with the word Slug:

  1. sea slug
  2. Sand Slug
  3. Tree Slug
  4. type slug
  5. vine slug
  6. Black slug
  7. Marsh Slug
  8. Solid Slug
  9. Meadow Slug
  10. Rifled Slug
  11. Sponge Slug
  12. Lettuce Slug
  13. Earshell Slug
  14. Sheathed Slug
  15. False Tree Slug
  16. Gray Field Slug
  17. Greenhouse Slug
  18. Salamander Slug

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Slug

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Google previewWhat Is Life?, A Guide to Biology (2016)

Biology, Biology by CTI Reviews

Slug is a common name for an apparently shellless terrestrial gastropod mollusc. The word 'slug' is also often used as part of the common name of any gastropod mollusc that has no shell, has a very reduced shell, or has only a small internal ...

Google previewSurvey of Chemical Spill Countermeasures (1997)

by Minister of the Envi

The Sea Slug is an ocean-towable bladder for oil spill recovery and bulk liquid storage/transportation by water.

Google previewLife, The Science of Biology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Sea slug is a common name used for several different groups of saltwater snails that either lack a shell or have only an internal shell. It is a paraphyletic name used for various lineages of marine gastropod molluscs that are either not ...

Google previewPublications (1913)

Entomology] by Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture. Agricultural Experiment Station

The rose slug is the larva of a saw fly, an insect belonging to the same order as the bees, and bearing lour membranous wings. The mature slug is about hall the length of the rosebud pest and has twentytwo legs, while the latter has but ...

Google previewBiology, Concepts and Applications without Physiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Sea slug is a common name used for several different groups of saltwater snails that either lack a shell or have only an internal shell. It is a paraphyletic name used for various lineages of marine gastropod molluscs that are either not ...

Google previewPest-Proofing Your Garden (1997)

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-15 by Ruth Harley

Don't mistake slugs for grubs, the pupa stage of the insect class. Slugs, unfortunately, will not turn into something else. A grub looks a little like a miniature armadillo. A slug is a greasy, gray flat worm with ...

Google previewPoems for Children (2014)

Showing God's Love by John Kummer

A Slug” A slug is a bug that makes many go ugh! It is slimy and ooey, and just plain gooey! It is “slicky” and icky, and terribly sticky! It is yucky and in its looks not so lucky. And like a snail without a shell, it goes not pell-mell, but on its stomach ...

Google previewBryophyte Biology (2016)

Biology, Zoology by CTI Reviews

Slug is a common name for an apparently shellless terrestrial gastropod mollusc. The word 'slug' is also often used as part of the common name of ...

Google previewThe Irish Coast to Coast Walk (2013)

Dublin to Bray Head by Paddy Dillon

Pure Irish red deer inhabitThe Wilderness on the slopes of Mangerton Mountain, while the Kerry spotted slug is a curious creature often seen grazing after heavy rain. Floral tributes include species with a peculiar worldwide distribution, in that ...

Google previewSuper, Natural Christians

How We Should Love Nature by Sallie McFague

If we are biophiliacs, creatures who desire to connect with other creatures, then we can understand Robert Pyle's statement that to a child, "a face-to-face encounter with a banana slug means much more than a Komodo dragon seen on ...

Google previewBiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Slug is a common name for an apparently shellless terrestrial gastropod mollusc. The word 'slug' is also often used as part of the common name of any gastropod mollusc that has no shell, has a very reduced shell, or has only a small internal ...

Google previewBiology, The Unity and Diversity of Life (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Slug is a common name for an apparently shellless terrestrial gastropod mollusc. The word 'slug' is also often used as part of the common name of any gastropod mollusc that has no shell, has a very reduced shell, or has only a small internal ...

Google previewInvertebrates (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Slug is a common name for an apparently shellless terrestrial gastropod mollusc. The word 'slug' is also often used as part of the common name of any gastropod mollusc that has no shell, has a very reduced shell, or has only a small.

Google previewHunting (2012)

by Robert Kennedy Shea

A slug is a solid chunk of metal ammunition. “Rifled” slugs are grooved so they spin in a shotgun, resulting ...

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Marketing, 2nd edition (2003)

by Sarah White

The slug is a topic word or three at the top of manuscript to identify the story, author, draft version, page, and more. If at all possible, include a photo with your press release. Have highquality professional pictures taken that go with your story.

Google previewBulletin (1889)

by Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture. Agricultural Experiment Station

The rose slug is the larva of a saw fly, an insect belonging to the same order as the be«s, and bearing lour membranous wings. The mature slug is about hall the length of the rosebud pest and has twentytwo legs, while the latter has but ...

Google previewMinibeasts (2010)

by Shelley Underwood

Slug. The leopard slug gets its name from the dark spots on its light- brown body. Its color and pattern help it hide from its enemies. If it is eaten, it slimes its attacker's throat until it is spat out. The leopard slug is a snail without a shell.

Google previewBiology, Understanding Life Custom (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Slug is a common name for an apparently shellless terrestrial gastropod mollusc. The word 'slug' is also often used as part of the common name of any gastropod mollusc that has no shell, has a very reduced shell, or has only a small internal ...

Google previewAnimals: A Visual Encyclopedia (Second Edition) (2009)

by DK Publishing

Diet Portuguese man-of-war Location Worldwide animal matter The blue sea slug is a predator and feeds on the poisonous Portuguese man-ofwar (commonly thought of as a jellyfish, but actually a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pest Management (2002)

by David Pimentel, Ph.D.

During the past decades, slug damage in agriculture has drastically increased. The main reasons for this are reduced tillage, direct seeding, and the spread of fallows as a consequence of set-aside programs (1). Seeds or seedlings of winter ...

Google previewJohnson's English Dictionary ... (1859)

by Samuel Johnson, Henry John Todd, John Walker

[slug, Dan. ; and slack, Dutch.] An idler; a drnne; a slow, heavy, sleepy, lazy •retell . Sliak. A hinderauce ; an obstruction. Wiicoti. A kind of slow-creeping snail. Search. .rlPcJJ.Sax.] A cylindrical or oval piece of metal snot from a gun. Barrote.

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Quotes about Slug

And what if the slug is just a snail dislodged from its own house? (Hasier Agirre)
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Scrabble value of S1L1U1G2

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of SLUG

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Semordnilap

What do you get if you reverse the order of the letters?

  • GULS

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