Hypertext Webster Gateway: "pig"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Pig \Pig\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Pigged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Pig \Pig\, n.
A piggin. [Written also {pigg}.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Pig \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

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

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.]

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: domestic swine [syn: {hog}, {grunter}, {squealer}, {Sus
2: a coarse obnoxious person [syn: {slob}, {sloven}, {slovenly
3: a person regarded as greedy and pig-like [syn: {hog}]
4: (informal) uncomplimentary terms for a policeman [syn: {bull},
{cop}, {copper}, {fuzz}]
5: mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast
[syn: {pig bed}]
6: a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting
v 1: live like a pig, in squalor [syn: {pig it}]
2: eat greedily [syn: {devour}, {gulp}, {guttle}, {raven}]
3: birth; of sows [syn: {farrow}]

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