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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pig \Pig\, verb (used with an object) & 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pig \Pig\, noun [Cf. D. big, bigge, LG. bigge, also Dan. pige girl, Sw. piga, Icel. p[imac]ka.]

1. The young of swine, male or female; also, any swine; a hog. "Two pigges in a poke." --Chaucer.

2. (Zool.) 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}. (Zool.) 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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: domestic swine [syn: {hog}, {pig}, {grunter}, {squealer}, {Sus scrofa}]

2: a coarse obnoxious person [syn: {slob}, {sloven}, {pig}, {slovenly person}]

3: a person regarded as greedy and pig-like [syn: {hog}, {pig}]

4: uncomplimentary terms for a policeman [syn: {bull}, {cop}, {copper}, {fuzz}, {pig}]

5: mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast [syn: {pig bed}, {pig}]

6: a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting furnace


1: live like a pig, in squalor [syn: {pig}, {pig it}]

2: eat greedily; "he devoured three sandwiches" [syn: {devour}, {guttle}, {raven}, {pig}]

3: give birth; "sows farrow" [syn: {farrow}, {pig}]

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