from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several mammals of the family Suidae, having short legs, cloven hooves, bristly hair, and a cartilaginous snout used for digging, especially the domesticated hog, Sus scrofa domesticus, when young or of comparatively small size.
- n. The edible parts of one of these mammals.
- n. Informal A person regarded as being piglike, greedy, or gross.
- n. A crude block of metal, chiefly iron or lead, poured from a smelting furnace.
- n. A mold in which such metal is cast.
- n. Pig iron.
- n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a police officer.
- n. Slang A member of the social or political establishment, especially one holding sexist or racist views.
- intransitive v. To give birth to pigs; farrow.
- pig out Slang To eat ravenously; gorge oneself: "a parent who asks a child, 'Would you like to pig out on pizza?'” ( George F. Will).
- idiom in a pig's eye Slang Under no condition; never.
- idiom pig in a poke Something that is offered in a manner that conceals its true nature or value.
- idiom pig it Slang To live in a piglike fashion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several mammals of the genus Sus, having cloven hooves, bristles and a nose adapted for digging; especially the domesticated farm animal Sus scrofa.
- n. A young swine, a piglet.
- n. The edible meat of such an animal; pork.
- n. Someone who overeats or eats rapidly and noisily.
- n. A nasty or disgusting person.
- n. A dirty or slovenly person.
- n. A difficult problem.
- n. A block of cast metal.
- n. The mold in which a block of metal is cast.
- n. A device for cleaning or inspecting the inside of an oil or gas pipeline, or for separating different substances within the pipeline. Named for the pig-like squealing noise made by their progress.
- n. a person who is obese to the extent of resembling a pig (the animal)
- v. to give birth.
- v. To greedily consume (especially food).
- v. To huddle or lie together like pigs, in one bed.
- n. earthenware, or an earthenware shard
- n. An earthenware hot-water jar to warm a bed; a stone bed warmer
- n. a pigeon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A piggin.
- n. The young of swine, male or female; also, any swine; a hog.
- n. Any wild species of the genus Sus and related genera.
- n. An oblong mass of cast iron, lead, or other metal. See Mine pig, under Mine.
- n. One who is hoggish; a greedy person.
- v. To bring forth (pigs); to bring forth in the manner of pigs; to farrow.
- v. To huddle or lie together like pigs, in one bed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bring forth pigs; bring forth in the manner of pigs; litter.
- To act as pigs; live like a pig; live or huddle as pigs: sometimes with an indefinite it.
- n. A hog; a swine; especially, a porker, or young swine of either sex, the old male being called boar, the old female sow.
- n. The flesh of swine; pork.
- n. An oblong mass of metal that has been run while still molten into a mold excavated in sand; specifically, iron from the blast-furnace run into molds excavated in sand.
- n. A customary unit of weight for lead, 301 pounds.
- n. A very short space of time.
- n. An earthen vessel; any article of earthenware.
- n. A can for a chimney-top.
- n. A potsherd.
- n. Pig-iron collectively or any specified amount of iron pigs.
- n. In forestry, see rigging-sled.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. domestic swine
- v. live like a pig, in squalor
- v. give birth
- n. a person regarded as greedy and pig-like
- v. eat greedily
- n. uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
- n. a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting furnace
- n. a coarse obnoxious person
- n. mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast
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