Definition for pigs (2 of 3)
- an oblong mass of metal that has been run while still molten into a mold of sand or the like, especially such a mass of iron from a blast furnace.
- one of the molds for such masses of metal.
- metal in the form of such masses.
- pig iron.
verb (used with object), pigged, pig·ging.
verb (used without object), pigged, pig·ging.
Origin of pig1
Definition for pigs (3 of 3)
noun Scot. and North England.
Origin of pig2
Examples from the Web for pigs
In 1999, pigs began falling ill near the town of Nipah in Malaysia, and humans shortly followed.
With the exception of the Bay of Pigs, the agency has succeeded repeatedly, sometimes spectacularly.
A virus called PEDv is killing 100,000 pigs and piglets each week, and shows no signs of stopping.
Since no pigs are immune to PEDv, the virus has spread quickly, with high death rates in its path.
Farmers have begun limiting access to their farms and pigs to prevent virus importation.
But our friend Lord John is, as you know, as obstinate as a whole drove of pigs, and will always take his own way.
She was able to manage her little trade well enough and to see that she was paid correctly for the "pigs" she sold.The Man with the Pan Pipes|Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth
We breed and fatten a large number of pigs on the clearings round the shanty.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)|William Delisle Hay
When peat moss was first introduced it was strongly recommended for the bedding of pigs.The Pig|Sanders Spencer
There are some adorably fine horses, and there are28 acres of glasshouses used to grow fruits that we throw in Italy to the pigs.
British Dictionary definitions for pigs (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for pigs (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for pigs (3 of 3)
- a mass of metal, such as iron, copper, or lead, cast into a simple shape for ease of storing or transportation
- a mould in which such a mass of metal is formed
verb pigs, pigging or pigged
Word Origin for pig
Idioms and Phrases with pigs
In addition to the idioms beginning with pig
- pig in a poke
- pig it
- pig out
- in a pig's eye
- like pigs in clover
- make a pig of oneself
- when pigs fly