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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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'Pig' example sentence in quotations


* 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 & Prince in Montclair promises bigger, better Oktoberfest
    The Pig & Prince knows how to party. The celebrated Montclair restaurant will hold an Oktoberfest celebration this Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. featuring Jersey and other craft brewers, prizes, and music by the Defending Champions. Read more on this news related to 'Pig'
  • Charges dropped against Ashes pig man
    The case against a man accused of smuggling a pig dressed as a baby, with its snout taped shut, into the first Ashes Test in Brisbane has been dropped. Read more on this news related to 'Pig'
  • Pig Heaven moves one block from old home
    Pig Heaven, a storied uptown Chinese restaurant recently booted from its home of 30 years on Second Avenue, is planting its snout one block west. The popular eatery’s imminent move... Read more on this news related to 'Pig'

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