from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various mammals of the family Suidae, which includes the domesticated pig as well as wild species, such as the boar and the wart hog.
- n. A domesticated pig, especially one weighing over 54 kilograms (120 pounds).
- n. A self-indulgent, gluttonous, or filthy person.
- n. One that uses too much of something.
- n. Chiefly British A young sheep before it has been shorn.
- n. The wool from this type of sheep.
- n. Slang A big, heavy motorcycle.
- transitive v. Informal To take more than one's share of: Don't hog the couch.
- transitive v. To cause (the back) to arch like that of a hog.
- transitive v. To cut (a horse's mane) short and bristly.
- transitive v. To shred (waste wood, for example) by machine.
- intransitive v. Nautical To arch upward in the middle. Used of a ship's keel.
- idiom on Slang In a lavish or extravagant manner: lived high on the hog after getting his inheritance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any animal belonging to the Suidae family of mammals, especially the pig, the wart hog, and the boar.
- n. A greedy person; one who refuses to share.
- n. A large motorcycle, particularly a Harley-Davidson.
- v. To greedily take more than one's share, to take precedence at the expense of another or others.
- v. To clip the mane of a horse, making it short and bristly.
- v. To cause the keel of a ship to arch upwards (the opposite of sag).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A quadruped of the genus Sus, and allied genera of Suidæ; esp., the domesticated varieties of Sus scrofa, kept for their fat and meat, called, respectively, lard and pork; swine; porker; specifically, a castrated boar; a barrow.
- n. A mean, filthy, or gluttonous fellow.
- n. A young sheep that has not been shorn.
- n. A rough, flat scrubbing broom for scrubbing a ship's bottom under water.
- n. A device for mixing and stirring the pulp of which paper is made.
- transitive v. To cut short like bristles.
- transitive v. To scrub with a hog, or scrubbing broom.
- intransitive v. To become bent upward in the middle, like a hog's back; -- said of a ship broken or strained so as to have this form.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gelded pig; a barrow-pig.
- n. An omnivorous non-ruminant mammal of the family Suidœ, suborder Artiodactyla, and order Ungulata; a pig, sow, or boar; a swine.
- n. Some animal like or likened to a hog, not of the family Suidœ. See wart-hog, Phacochœrus, peccary, and Dicotyles.
- n. A sheep shorn in the first year, or just after the first year; a young sheep.
- n. A young colt.
- n. A bullock a year old.
- n. One who has the characteristics of the hog; a mean, stingy, grasping, gluttonous, or filthy person.
- n. Nautical, a sort of scrubbing- broom for scraping a ship's bottom under water.
- n. A stirrer or agitator in the pulp-vat of a paper-making plant.
- n. A shilling, or perhaps a sixpence.
- To cut (the hair) short: as, to hog a horse's mane.
- To scrape (a ship's bottom) under water.
- To carry on the back.
- To droop at both ends, so as to resemble in some degree a hog's back in outline: said of the bottom of a ship when in this condition either through faulty construction or from accident.
- In the manège, to hold or carry the head down, like a hog.
- n. In the game of curling, a stone which does not go over the hog-score; also, the hog-score itself.
- In curling, to play, as a stone, with so little force that it does not clear the hog-score.
- n. A small locomotive used for hauling cars about mines; a hogback locomotive.
- n. A machine for grinding logs.
- n. In shipbuilding, the condition of being hogged: generally used quantitatively with reference to the amount of deflection from the normal condition. See hog, intransitive verb, 1.
- To act as greedily and as selfishly as a hog in regard to (something); take more than one's share of; appropriate selfishly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person regarded as greedy and pig-like
- n. a sheep up to the age of one year; one yet to be sheared
- v. take greedily; take more than one's share
- n. domestic swine
Middle English, from Old English hogg, possibly of Celtic origin; see sū- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old English hogg, hocg ("hog"), possibly from Old Norse hǫggva ("to strike, chop, cut"), from Proto-Germanic *hawwanan (“to hew, forge”), from Proto-Indo-European *kowə- (“to beat, hew, forge”). Cognate with Old High German houwan, Old Saxon hauwan, Old English hēawan (English hew). "Hog" originally meant a castrated male pig. (Compare "hoggett" for a castrated male sheep.) More at hew. (Wiktionary)