Many people buy their milk in a jug, a large container with a handle and a small opening at the top.

A jug usually has a fairly small spout or mouth at the top; a gallon milk container is one kind of jug, usually made of plastic. Other jugs are made of clay or glass. In some countries, beer comes in a jug, and in others water is collected and carried in a jug. Earthenware jugs can actually be played as musical instruments, often in a jug band — the player blows across the opening and holds the jug at different angles.

Definitions of jug
  1. noun
    a large bottle with a narrow mouth
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    bellarmine, greybeard, long-beard, longbeard
    a stoneware drinking jug with a long neck; decorated with a caricature of Cardinal Bellarmine (17th century)
    water jug
    a jug that holds water
    whiskey jug
    a jug that contains whiskey
    type of:
    a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped
  2. noun
    the quantity contained in a jug
    synonyms: jugful
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    type of:
    the quantity that a container will hold
  3. verb
    stew in an earthenware jug
    jug the rabbit”
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    type of:
    cook slowly and for a long time in liquid
  4. verb
    lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
    synonyms: gaol, immure, imprison, incarcerate, jail, lag, put away, put behind bars, remand
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    type of:
    confine, detain
    deprive of freedom; take into confinement
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