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plug

1. a device having one or more pins to which an electric cable is attached: used to make an electrical connection when inserted into a socket
2. a mass of solidified magma filling the neck of an extinct volcano
4. 
a. a cake of pressed or twisted tobacco, esp for chewing
b. a small piece of such a cake
5. Angling a weighted artificial lure with one or more sets of hooks attached, used in spinning
6. a seedling with its roots encased in potting compost, grown in a tray with compartments for each individual plant
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

What does it mean when you dream about a plug?

Putting a plug into an outlet or a socket may indicate getting an increase in one’s energy or knowledge. Could also suggest the dreamer will be getting hooked up with new people or new ideas that will plug her or him into a better social network for business or personal goals.

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plug

[pləg]
(electricity)
The half of a connector that is normally movable and is generally attached to a cable or removable subassembly; inserted in a jack, outlet, receptacle, or socket.
(geology)
A vertical pipelike magmatic body representing the conduit to a former volcanic vent.
A crater filling of lava, the surrounding material of which has been removed by erosion.
A mass of clay, sand, or other sediment filling the part of a stream channel abandoned by the formation of a cutoff.
(metallurgy)
A rod or mandrel over which a pierced tube is forced, or that fills a tube as it is drawn through a die.
A punch or mandrel over which a cup is drawn.
A protruding portion of a die impression for forming a corresponding recess in the forging.
A false bottom in a die. Also known as peg.
(mining engineering)
A watertight seal in a shaft formed by removing the lining and inserting a concrete dam, or by placing a plug of clay over ordinary debris used to fill the shaft up to the location of the plug.
(science and technology)
A piece of material used to fill a hole.
A small segment of material removed from a larger object.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

plug

plug, 4
1. A small cylinder or dowel of wood (or other material) driven into a wall, to which a fastener is fixed.
2. A small piece of wood, plywood, veneer, etc., fitted into a recess to patch a defect; an insert or patch.
3. A fibrous or resinous material used to fill a void and otherwise patch a surface.
4. In plumbing, a drain-opening stopper; a fitting for closing the end of a pipe.
7. A device for connecting wires to a jack.
8. A circular core of sod used in maintaining a lawn.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
After the isolation stability hold period the 'Isolation Certificate' was issued and the Tecno Plug was confirmed as providing double block isolation allowing the valve maintenance to commence.
Due to the sealing capabilities of the Tecno Plug, the additional contingency measure of grout-filling the seal annulus was not required.
Oil and Gas Account Article 23 of the state's Environmental Conservation Law empowers DEC to temporarily take possession of any abandoned well in the state, to plug or replug the well as necessary.
Guedel also developed a little known device, the laryngeal plug (Figure 1)--this device was mounted on a tracheal catheter, and pushed between the vocal cords, thereby 'plugging' the glottis.
Just make sure you put the compound on each plug's threads and the threaded portion of the hull.
He added that the UAE sockets are made to accept plugs, which meet very exact requirements.
'For class II appliances where earthing terminals are not required, the same plug configuration is required with a dummy plastic or metal pin replacing the earth terminals to maintain the plug compatibility with the socket outlets,' said the official.
Stemming material should be loaded to 1.5 times the borehole diameter prior to inserting the plug. So for a 10-in.
Whenever you're plugging corded power tools in, be careful not to overload the socket with plugs. This, of course, applies to sockets in general.
* Intensifier plugs with a second firing gap, said to make the plug "fire hotter and longer."
Material parameters refer to the properties of the sheet, plug, and mold, such as those associated with the materials chosen and their designs The choice of materials will determine the corresponding thermal and frictional properties of the contacting surfaces.