A rug is something made of woven fabric that covers a floor. If your downstairs neighbor is complaining about the noise, try buying a rug.

A rug is smaller than a carpet, which usually covers a room's entire floor — rugs leave parts of the floor exposed. Some are thick and dense, providing a cushiony area for walking or sitting. Rug also informally means "wig or toupee," so you could say, "Did you see that guy's terrible blonde rug?" And if you want to pretend something didn't happen, you'll have to colloquially "sweep it under the rug," or hide it.

Definitions of rug

n floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)

carpet, carpeting
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a carpet woven on a wide loom to obviate the need for seams
Brussels carpet
a carpet with a strong linen warp and a heavy pile of colored woolen yarns drawn up in uncut loops to form a pattern
a rug made of a coarse fabric having a cotton warp and a wool filling
flying carpet
(Asian folktale) an imaginary carpet that will fly people anywhere they wish to go
a rug spread out in front of a fireplace
an oriental rug woven by Kurds that is noted for fine colors and durability
nammad, numdah, numdah rug
an embroidered rug made from a coarse Indian felt
prayer mat, prayer rug
a small rug used by Muslims during their devotions
red carpet
a strip of red carpeting laid down for dignitaries to walk on
a long narrow carpet
scatter rug, throw rug
a small rug; several can be used in a room
shag rug
a rug with long pile
a strip of carpet for laying on stairs
Wilton, Wilton carpet
a carpet woven on a Jacquard loom with loops like a Brussels carpet but having the loops cut to form a close velvety pile
rya, rya rug
a shag rug made in Sweden
Type of:
floor cover, floor covering
a covering for a floor
(usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable

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