snug´ly

snug «snuhg», adjective, snug|ger, snug|gest, adverb, verb, snugged, snug|ging, noun.
–adj.
1. comfortable and warm; sheltered: »

The cat has found a snug cover behind the stove. The children were nestled all snug in their beds (Clement Clarke Moore).

2. a) compact, neat, and trim: »

The cabins on the boat are snug.

b) ell-built; seaworthy: »

a snug ship.

3. fitting closely: »

That coat is a little too snug.

4. small but sufficient: »

A snug income enables him to live in comfort.

5. hidden; concealed: »

The fox lay snug until the hunters passed by.

6. agreeable, especially because of the absence of unpleasant persons or things: »

They did occasionally give snug dinners to three or four literary men at a time (Washington Irving).

–adv.
in a snug manner.
–v.t.
1. to make snug.
2. to make (a ship) ready for a storm.
–v.i.
to nestle; snuggle.
–n.
a barroom, especially in an inn.
[originally, trim, well prepared (of a ship) probably < Low German]
snug´ly, adverb.
snug´ness, noun.
Synonym Study adjective. 1 Snug, cozy mean comfortable. Snug emphasizes the comfort and security of a small space, warm and sheltered from the weather: »

The young foxes were snug in their den.

Cozy emphasizes warmth, shelter, and ease, often affection or friendliness, making for comfort and contentment: »

The lonely man looked through the window at the cozy family.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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