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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


  • China Is Pushing the Rare Pig-Nosed Turtle to Extinction
    Pig-nosed turtles have a face that only a mother could love, but that doesn’t stop hundreds of thousands of the rare reptiles from being illegally traded around the world every year. According to a new report from TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, as many as 2 million pig-nosed turtle eggs are illegally collected from the wild each year so the rept Read more on this news related to 'Pig'
  • Tucker The Pig Vote Rejected by Chesterfield Planning Commission
    A disappointing Tuesday night for a Chesterfield family as the County Planning Commission rejects a plea to keep a pig at their home.The Johnson family has owned Tucker, a kune kune pig, for almost two years. They say he's their pet but county ordinance considers pigs livestock.The Johnson's live in Brandermill- an area not zoned for farm animals.They appl Read more on this news related to 'Pig'
  • Tucker the pig may be a family pet, but some Chesterfield leaders disagree
    "Sometimes I feel bad for people who don't understand how wonderful it is to have a pet pig," said Mark Johnson. Read more on this news related to 'Pig'

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