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English noun: pig

1. pig (animal) domestic swine

Synonymsgrunter, hog, squealer, Sus scrofa

Broader (hypernym)swine

Narrower (hyponym)porker

Part holonymporc, pork, trotter

Member meronymgenus Sus, Sus

Substance holonymlard

2. pig (person) a coarse obnoxious person

Synonymsslob, sloven, slovenly person

Broader (hypernym)vulgarian

Narrower (hyponym)litter lout, litterbug, litterer, slattern, slovenly woman, slut, trollop

3. pig (person) a person regarded as greedy and pig-like


Broader (hypernym)selfish person

4. pig (person) uncomplimentary terms for a policeman

Synonymsbull, cop, copper, fuzz

Broader (hypernym)officer, police officer, policeman

Domain usagecolloquialism

5. pig (artifact) mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast

Synonymspig bed

Broader (hypernym)cast, mold, mould

6. pig (artifact) a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting furnace

Broader (hypernym)block of metal, ingot, metal bar

English verb: pig

1. pig (stative) live like a pig, in squalor

Synonymspig it

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)live

2. pig (consumption) eat greedily

SamplesHe devoured three sandwiches.

Synonymsdevour, guttle, raven

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)eat

3. pig (body) give birth

SamplesSows farrow.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)bear, birth, deliver, give birth, have

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