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Pig Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • domestic swine
  • a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting furnace
  • mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast
  • uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
  • a person regarded as greedy and pig-like
  • a coarse obnoxious person
  • give birth; "sows farrow"
  • eat greedily; "he devoured three sandwiches"
  • live like a pig, in squalor

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • domestic swine ,
  • a coarse obnoxious person ,
  • a person regarded as greedy and pig-like ,
  • uncomplimentary terms for a policeman ,
  • mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast ,
  • a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting furnace

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Pig Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Pigs are mammals in the genus Sus. They include the domestic pig and its ancestor, the common Eurasian wild boar (Sus scrofa), and other species. Pigs are in the Suidae family of even-toed ungulates.

Related, but outside the genus, are the babirusa and the warthog. Pigs, like all suids, are native to the Old World. Juvenile pigs are known as piglets.

Domestic pigs are eaten as food called pork or bacon. The Jewish and Muslim religions, and some Christian denominations, believe eating pork is wrong. It is, however quite healthy food for humans. Pig farmers take care that the animals do not get diseases or parasites which might harm humans.

Domestic pigs are often pink, but small pigs kept as pets (pot-bellied pigs) are often other colors. Pigs often roll in mud to protect themselves from sunlight. Many people think that pigs are dirty and smell. In fact, they roll around in the mud to keep bugs and ticks away from their skin. This also helps to keep their skin moist and lower their body temperature on hot days. They are omnivores, which means they eat anything that comes in their way.



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* If a pig could give his mind to anything, he would not be a pig. - Charles Dickens

* Give to a pig when it grunts and a child when it cries , and you will have a fine pig and a bad child. - Danish proverb

* A cat will look down to a man. A dog will look up to a man. But a pig will look you straight in the eye and see his equal. - Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill


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Pig Sample Sentences in News


  • Pig Floyd's review: 'Cue with sass and sizzle
    Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa is the cool kids' answer to straightforward Southern barbecue in Central Florida. With swell global spins this place — from the folks who created the popular TreeHouse Truck — simply sizzles with flavor. Read more on this news related to 'Pig'
  • Pig pandemonium - decision deferred for Chesterfield indoor pig
    Steadfast swine supporters failed to persuade the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors to let a 150 lb. pig remain with his owners Wednesday, as the Board took no action and deferred its decision to mid-January 2015. Read more on this news related to 'Pig'
  • What Peppa Pig taught Mark Scott
    The untold story of the ABC's managing director, a popular cartoon pig and what it means for viewers. Read more on this news related to 'Pig'

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