Definition of "pig" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • The edible parts of one of these mammals. (noun)
  • Informal A person regarded as being piglike, greedy, or gross. (noun)
  • A crude block of metal, chiefly iron or lead, poured from a smelting furnace. (noun)
  • A mold in which such metal is cast. (noun)
  • Any artiodactyl mammal of the African and Eurasian family Suidae, esp Sus scrofa (domestic pig), typically having a long head with a movable snout, a thick bristle-covered skin, and, in wild species, long curved tusks (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A domesticated pig weighing more than 120 pounds (54 kg) (noun)
  • A dirty, greedy, or bad-mannered person (noun)
  • The meat of swine; pork (noun)
  • A mass of metal, such as iron, copper, or lead, cast into a simple shape for ease of storing or transportation (noun)
  • A mould in which such a mass of metal is formed (noun)
  • Something that is difficult or unpleasant (noun)
  • An automated device propelled through a duct or pipeline to clear impediments or check for faults, leaks, etc (noun)
  • (of a sow) to give birth (verb)
  • To live in squalor (verb)
  • To devour (food) greedily (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "pig" in a sentence
  • "A guinea pig is the main character in this book about how a child feels when they are away from the ones they love."
  • "His explanation was that a pig is a foul beast that roots in the soil for its food, making the beast more prone to parasitic infection (s)."
  • "Emanual, Axelrod, Jarrett,, a pig is a pig no matter what the name ..."