A kind of ceramic or metal drinking cup, with a handle, -- usually cylindrical and without a lip.
with handle and usually cylindrical
a cup, usually cylindrical, with a handle; a lidded mug is a mug with a set-on lid (not hinged), often used in spas for mineral water; contrast with beaker and stein.
A straight-sided, handled drinking vessel, taller than it is wide.
Handled drinking glass, usually with heavy walls. Variations are handled goblets and coffee cups. Mugs, having handles, may take chunky decorations that are uncomfortable on glasses/goblets. On the other hand, large German drinking glasses ( rohmers) were given glass bumps ( prunts) at least partly to provide a grip for greasy hands.
A lidless, handled container of various forms and standard capacities. Frequently used in pubs to serve beer, ale, or spirits. Pub pieces may have a variety of marks to include makers, capacity, verification, and others which suggest provenance. Mugs are usually wider at the bottom than at the top. Silver mugs are often called "Canns".
A mug is a sturdily built type of cup often used for hot beverages, such as coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Mugs, by definition, have handles. The mug often holds a larger amount of fluid and is usually used in less formal settings than the smaller, more refined cup.