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.

Primary Meanings of jug

a large bottle with a narrow mouth
stew in an earthenware jug
lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
Full Definitions of jug

n a large bottle with a narrow mouth

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

n the quantity contained in a jug

Type of:
the quantity that a container will hold

v stew in an earthenware jug

jug the rabbit”
Type of:
cook slowly and for a long time in liquid

v lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

gaol, immure, imprison, incarcerate, jail, lag, put away, put behind bars, remand
Type of:
confine, detain
deprive of freedom; take into confinement

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