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egg 1

 (ĕg)
n.
1.
a. A female gamete; an ovum. Also called egg cell.
b. The round or oval female reproductive body of various animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, and insects, consisting usually of an embryo surrounded by nutrient material and a protective covering.
c. The oval, thin-shelled reproductive body of a bird, especially that of a hen, used as food.
2. Something having the ovoid shape of an egg.
3. Slang A fellow; a person: He's a good egg.
tr.v. egged, egg·ing, eggs
1. To cover with beaten egg, as in cooking.
2. Slang To throw eggs at.
Idioms:
egg on (one's) face Informal
Embarrassment; humiliation: If you do that, you'll end up with egg on your face.
lay an egg Informal
To fail, especially in a public performance.
put/have all (one's) eggs in one basket Informal
To risk everything on a single venture.

[Middle English egge, bird's egg, from Old Norse egg; see awi- in Indo-European roots.]

egg′less adj.
egg′y adj.

egg 2

 (ĕg)
tr.v. egged, egg·ing, eggs
To encourage or incite to action. Used with on: The racing fans egged their favorites on.

[Middle English eggen, from Old Norse eggja; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]

egg

(ɛɡ)
n
1. (Zoology) the oval or round reproductive body laid by the females of birds, reptiles, fishes, insects, and some other animals, consisting of a developing embryo, its food store, and sometimes jelly or albumen, all surrounded by an outer shell or membrane
2. (Biology) Also called: egg cell any female gamete; ovum
3. the egg of the domestic hen used as food
4. something resembling an egg, esp in shape or in being in an early stage of development
5. bad egg old-fashioned informal
a. a bad person
b. an exclamation of dismay
6. good egg old-fashioned informal
a. a good person
b. an exclamation of delight
7. lay an egg slang chiefly
a. to make a joke or give a performance, etc, that fails completely
b. (of a joke, performance, etc) to fail completely; flop
8. put all one's eggs in one basket have all one's eggs in one basket to stake everything on a single venture
9. teach one's grandmother to suck eggs to presume to teach someone something that he or she knows already
10. with egg on one's face informal made to look ridiculous
vb (tr)
11. (Cookery) to dip (food) in beaten egg before cooking
12. informal to throw eggs at
[C14: from Old Norse egg; related to Old English ǣg, Old High German ei]

egg

(ɛɡ)
vb
(usually foll by: on) to urge or incite, esp to daring or foolish acts
[Old English eggian, from Old Norse eggja to urge; related to Old English ecg edge, Middle Low German eggen to harrow]

egg1

(ɛg)

n.
1. the roundish reproductive body produced by the female of certain animals, as birds and most reptiles, consisting of an ovum and its envelope of albumen, jelly, membranes, egg case, or shell, according to species.
2. such a body produced by a domestic bird, esp. the hen.
3. the contents of an egg.
4. something resembling a hen's egg.
5. Also called egg′ cell`. the female gamete; ovum.
6. Informal. a person: He's a good egg.
v.t.
7. to prepare (food) by dipping in beaten egg.
Idioms:
1. egg on one's face, conspicuous embarrassment caused by one's own indiscretion or faux pas.
2. lay an egg, Informal. to fail wretchedly.
3. walk on eggs, to act with extreme caution.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old Norse; replacing Middle English ey, Old English ǣg, Old Saxon, Old High German ei, Crimean Gothic ada; akin to Latin ōvum, Greek ōión egg]
egg′less, adj.
egg′y, adj.
pron: egg, like beg and other words where “short e” precedes a “hard g” sound, is pronounced with the vowel (e) of bet except in parts of New England and the South Midland and southern U.S., where these words are frequently said with (-āg), to rhyme with vague and plague. This use of (ā) for (e) occurs esp. in the speech of the less educated and is also heard before (zh), as in measure, pleasure, and treasure.

egg2

(ɛg)

v.t.
to incite or urge; encourage (usu. fol. by on).
[1150–1200; Middle English < Old Norse eggja to incite, derivative of egg edge]

egg

(ĕg)
1. The mature reproductive cell of female animals. The nucleus of an egg is capable of fusing with the nucleus of a sperm (the male reproductive cell) to form a new organism. In many species, eggs are produced by the ovaries. An egg carries half as many chromosomes as the other cells of the body. Also called ovum.
2. In many animals, a structure consisting of this reproductive cell together with nourishment for the developing embryo and often a protective covering. It is laid outside the body of the female.
3. In plants, algae, and certain fungi, the reproductive cell whose nucleus is capable of fusing with the nucleus of a male reproductive cell to form a new organism. An egg has half as many chromosomes as the other cells of the organism. In gymnosperms and angiosperms, eggs are enclosed within ovules.

egg


Past participle: egged
Gerund: egging

Imperative
egg
egg
Present
I egg
you egg
he/she/it eggs
we egg
you egg
they egg
Preterite
I egged
you egged
he/she/it egged
we egged
you egged
they egged
Present Continuous
I am egging
you are egging
he/she/it is egging
we are egging
you are egging
they are egging
Present Perfect
I have egged
you have egged
he/she/it has egged
we have egged
you have egged
they have egged
Past Continuous
I was egging
you were egging
he/she/it was egging
we were egging
you were egging
they were egging
Past Perfect
I had egged
you had egged
he/she/it had egged
we had egged
you had egged
they had egged
Future
I will egg
you will egg
he/she/it will egg
we will egg
you will egg
they will egg
Future Perfect
I will have egged
you will have egged
he/she/it will have egged
we will have egged
you will have egged
they will have egged
Future Continuous
I will be egging
you will be egging
he/she/it will be egging
we will be egging
you will be egging
they will be egging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been egging
you have been egging
he/she/it has been egging
we have been egging
you have been egging
they have been egging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been egging
you will have been egging
he/she/it will have been egging
we will have been egging
you will have been egging
they will have been egging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been egging
you had been egging
he/she/it had been egging
we had been egging
you had been egging
they had been egging
Conditional
I would egg
you would egg
he/she/it would egg
we would egg
you would egg
they would egg
Past Conditional
I would have egged
you would have egged
he/she/it would have egged
we would have egged
you would have egged
they would have egged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.egg - animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopesegg - animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds
chalaza - one of two spiral bands of tissue connecting the egg yolk to the enclosing membrane at either end of the shell
nit - egg or young of an insect parasitic on mammals especially a sucking louse; often attached to a hair or item of clothing
spawn - the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscs
roe - the eggs or egg-laden ovary of a fish
silkworm seed - eggs of a silkworm
vitellus, yolk - nutritive material of an ovum stored for the nutrition of an embryo (especially the yellow mass of a bird or reptile egg)
roe - eggs of female fish
egg cell, ovum - the female reproductive cell; the female gamete
2.egg - oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as foodegg - oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
food product, foodstuff - a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
egg white, ovalbumin, albumen, white - the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water; "she separated the whites from the yolks of several eggs"
egg yolk, yolk - the yellow spherical part of an egg that is surrounded by the albumen
eggshell, shell - the exterior covering of a bird's egg
protein - any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes; "a diet high in protein"
3.egg - one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgensegg - one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"
arteria testicularis, internal spermatic artery, testicular artery - a branch of the aorta supplying the testicles
testicular vein, vena testicularis - a vein from the testicles
male reproductive system - the reproductive system of males
seminiferous tubule - any of the numerous long convoluted tubules in the testis which are the sites where spermatozoa mature
gonad, sex gland - a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced
cobblers - a man's testicles (from Cockney rhyming slang: cobbler's awl rhymes with ball)
male reproductive gland - the reproductive organs of a man
undescended testicle, undescended testis - a testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops; "undescended testicles have an increased risk for cancer"
epididymis - a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens
rete testis - network of tubules carrying sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the vasa efferentia
ductus deferens, vas deferens - a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct
spermatic cord - a structure resembling a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum and contains the vas deferens and other vessels and nerves
Verb1.egg - throw eggs at
bombard, pelt - cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile; "They pelted each other with snowballs"
2.egg - coat with beaten egg; "egg a schnitzel"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
coat, surface - put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"

egg

noun ovum, gamete, germ cell a baby bird hatching from its egg
egg someone on incite, push, encourage, urge, prompt, spur, provoke, prod, goad, exhort She was egging him on to fight.
get or have or be left with or end up with egg on your face be humiliated, be embarrassed, be crushed, be put down, be shamed, look foolish, be taken down a peg (informal), be put in your place If they take this game lightly they could end up with egg on their faces.
Quotations
"A hen's egg is, quite simply, a work of art, a masterpiece of design and construction with, it has to be said, brilliant packaging!" [Delia Smith How to Cook]
Translations
بَوَيْضَهبَيْضَةبَيْضَة الدَّجاجبَيْضَهيَحُثُّ، يُشَجِّعُ
vejce
ægægcelleæggeopmuntretilskynde
munamunarakk
kananmunamunamunasoluyllyttää
jaje
tojás
eggeggfrumaeggja; hvetja
olaolšūnauzkūdīt
vajce
jajce
ägg
ไข่
trứng

egg

[eg]
A. N
1.huevo m, blanquillo m (Mex); (= cell) → óvulo m
fried/scrambled/soft-boiled/hard-boiled egghuevo m frito/revuelto/pasado por agua/duro
boiled egghuevo m pasado por agua, huevo m a la copa (Andes, S. Cone)
to have egg on one's facequedar en ridículo
as sure as eggs are or is eggscomo que dos y dos son cuatro, sin ningún género de dudas
don't put all your eggs in one basketno te lo juegues todo a una carta
2. (= person) bad eggsinvergüenza mf
she's a good egges una buena persona
B. CPD egg beater Nbatidor m de huevos (US) → helicóptero m
egg cup Nhuevera f
egg custard Nnatillas fpl
egg flip Nponche m (de huevo)
egg roll N (= sandwich) → panecito m de huevo duro; (= paté) paté a base de huevo con carne de cerdo y legumbres
egg timer Nreloj m de arena (para cocer huevos)
egg whisk Nbatidor m de huevos
egg white Nclara f de huevo
egg yolk Nyema f de huevo
egg on VT + ADV (= urge) → incitar
to egg sb on to do sthincitar a algn a hacer algo

egg

[ˈɛg] n
[hen, duck] → œuf m; [wild bird] → œuf m
a hard-boiled egg → un œuf dur
a soft-boiled egg → un œuf à la coque
a fried egg → un œuf sur le plat
scrambled eggs → des œufs brouillés
to put all one's eggs in one basket → mettre tous ses œufs dans le même panier
to have egg on one's face → avoir l'air plutôt ridicule
[woman, animal] → œuf m
egg on
vt seppousser, inciteregg-and-spoon race ncourse f à la cuillèreegg cup ncoquetier megg custard ncrème f renversée

egg

nEi nt; to put all one’s eggs in one basket (prov) → alles auf eine Karte setzen; as sure as eggs is eggs (inf)so sicher wie das Amen in der Kirche (inf); to have egg on or all over one’s face (fig inf)dumm dastehen (inf); he’s a good/bad egg (dated inf)er ist ein famoser Kerl (dated)/ein übler Kunde

egg

:
egg and dart
nEierstab m (spec)
egg-and-spoon race
nEierlauf m
eggbeater
nSchneebesen m
egg cosy, (US) egg cozy
nEierwärmer m
egg cup
n
(Brit inf: = small breasts) → zwei Mückenstiche (inf)
egg custard
nEiercreme f
egg flip
nEi-Flip m
egghead
n (pej inf)Intellektuelle(r) mf, → Eierkopf m (inf)
eggplant
n (esp US) → Aubergine f
egg rack
m (in fridge) → Eierleiste f
egg roll
nEibrötchen nt
egg sandwich
nSandwich ntmit Ei
eggs Benedict
n no pl (Cook) pochierte Eier und Schinken auf Toast mit Sauce hollandaise
eggshell
nEierschale f; he acts as if he’s walking on eggser führt einen wahren Eiertanz auf
adjEierschalen-
eggshell-blue
adjeierschalenblau
egg slicer
nEierschneider m
egg spoon
nEierlöffel m
egg timer
nEieruhr f
egg tooth
n (Zool) → Eierzahn m
egg whisk
nSchneebesen m
egg white
nEiweiß nt
egg yolk
nEidotter m, → Eigelb nt

egg

[ɛg] nuovo (Bio) (seed) → ovulo
egg custard → crema pasticciera
don't put all your eggs in one basket (fig) → non puntare tutto su una sola carta
to get egg on one's face (fig) → fare una brutta figura
egg on vt + adv to egg sb on (to do sth)incitare or spingere qn (a fare qc)

egg1

(eg) noun
1. an oval object usually covered with shell, laid by a bird, reptile etc, from which a young one is hatched. The female bird is sitting on the eggs in the nest.
2. such an object laid by a hen, used as food. Would you rather have boiled, fried or scrambled eggs?
3. in the female mammal, the cell from which the young one is formed; the ovum. The egg is fertilized by the male sperm.
ˈegg-cup noun
a small cup-shaped container for holding a boiled egg while it is being eaten.
ˈeggplant noun
a dark purple fruit used as a vegetable.
ˈeggshell noun
the fragile covering of an egg.
put all one's eggs in one basket
to depend entirely on the success of one scheme, plan etc. You should apply for more than one job – don't put all your eggs in one basket.
teach one's grandmother to suck eggs
to try to show someone more experienced than oneself how to do something.

egg2

(eg) : egg on
to urge (somebody) on (to do something). He egged his friend on to steal the radio.

egg

بَيْضَة vejce æg Ei αβγό huevo kananmuna œuf jaje uovo ei egg jajko ovo яйцо ägg ไข่ yumurta trứng 鸡蛋

egg

n. huevo;
Mex. blanquillos;
___ cellóvulo;
___ -shapedovoide;
___ whiteclara de ___;
___ yolkyema de ___;
fried ___huevo frito;
hard-boiled ___huevo duro;
soft-boiled ______ pasado por agua.

egg

n huevo; (fam, ovum) óvulo, huevo (fam); — white clara de huevo; — yolk yema de huevo