Definitions for: Pig


[n] domestic swine
[n] a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting furnace
[n] mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast
[n] (informal) uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
[n] a person regarded as greedy and pig-like
[n] a coarse obnoxious person
[v] birth; of sows
[v] eat greedily
[v] live like a pig, in squalor



Webster (1913) Definition: Pig, n.
A piggin. [Written also pigg.]


Pig, n. [Cf. D. big, bigge, LG. bigge, also Dan. pige
girl, Sw. piga, Icel. p[=i]ka.]
1. The young of swine, male or female; also, any swine; a
hog. ``Two pigges in a poke.'' --Chaucer.

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any wild species of the genus Sus and related
genera.

3. [Cf. Sow a channel for melted iron.] An oblong mass of
cast iron, lead, or other metal. See Mine pig, under
Mine.

4. One who is hoggish; a greedy person. [Low]

Masked pig. (Zo["o]l.) See under Masked.

Pig bed (Founding), the bed of sand in which the iron from
a smelting furnace is cast into pigs.

Pig iron, cast iron in pigs, or oblong blocks or bars, as
it comes from the smelting furnace. See Pig, 4.

Pig yoke (Naut.), a nickname for a quadrant or sextant.

A pig in a poke (that is, bag), a blind bargain; something
bought or bargained for, without the quality or the value
being known. [Colloq.]


Pig, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Pigged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Pigging.]
1. To bring forth (pigs); to bring forth in the manner of
pigs; to farrow.

2. To huddle or lie together like pigs, in one bed.

Synonyms: bull, cop, copper, devour, farrow, fuzz, grunter, gulp, guttle, hog, hog, pig bed, pig it, raven, slob, sloven, slovenly person, squealer, Sus scrofa

See Also: block of metal, cast, eat, genus Sus, ingot, lard, litter, litter lout, litterbug, litterer, live, metal bar, mold, mould, officer, police officer, policeman, porc, pork, porker, selfish person, slattern, slovenly woman, slut, Sus, swine, trotter, vulgarian

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