1. The young of swine, male or female; also, any swine; a hog. “Two pigges in a poke.”
2. Zool. Any wild species of the genus Sus and related genera.
3. 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.]
Pig n. A piggin. [Written also pigg.]
Pig, v. t. & 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.
n 1: domestic swine [syn: hog, grunter, squealer, Sus
2: a coarse obnoxious person [syn: slob, sloven, slovenly
3: a person regarded as greedy and pig-like [syn: hog]
4: uncomplimentary terms for a policeman [syn: bull, cop, copper,
5: mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast
[syn: pig bed]
6: a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting
v 1: live like a pig, in squalor [syn: pig it]
2: eat greedily; "he devoured three sandwiches" [syn: devour,
3: give birth; "sows farrow" [syn: farrow]
[also: pigging, pigged]