- To clasp or hold closely, especially in the arms, as in affection; embrace.
- To hold steadfastly to; cherish.
- To stay close to.
To embrace or cling together closely.
- A close, affectionate embrace.
- A crushing embrace, as in wrestling.
[Probably of Scandinavian origin, akin to Old Norse hugga, to comfort.]huggable hug'ga·ble adj.
hugger hug'ger n.
Yesterday on my walk I looked over and saw an oddly shaped person. Then I realized it was two people. They were hugging. Then I remembered how sweet hugs are and how much I love them.