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swine

 (swīn)
n. pl. swine
1. Any of various omnivorous, even-toed ungulates of the family Suidae, having a stout body with thick skin, a short neck, and a movable snout, especially the domesticated pig.
2. A person regarded as contemptible or disgusting.

[Middle English, from Old English swīn; see sū- in Indo-European roots.]

swine

(swaɪn)
npl swinespl swine
1. a coarse or contemptible person
2. (Animals) another name for a pig
[Old English swīn; related to Old Norse svīn, Gothic swein, Latin suīnus relating to swine]
ˈswineˌlike adj
ˈswinish adj
ˈswinishly adv
ˈswinishness n

swine

(swaɪn)

n., pl. swine.
1. any stout artiodactyl mammal of the Old World family Suidae, having a disklike snout and a thick hide usu. sparsely covered with coarse hair. Compare hog, pig, wild boar.
2. the domestic hog, Sus scrofa.
3. a coarse, gross, or brutishly sensual person.
4. a contemptible person.
[before 900; Old English swīn, c. Old High German swīn, Old Norse svīn, Gothic swein hog, Latin suīnus (adj.) porcine; akin to sow2]

swine

  • gruntle - Can be used for swine, meaning "to make a little grunt."
  • pig - Originally meant just "young pig" until the 16th century—the word in Old and Middle English for the animal was swine.
  • swine - The collective (and ancestral) term for domesticated pigs and hogs; a hog is 120 pounds and ready for market, while a pig is immature and weighs less.
  • chat - To call a swine.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swine - stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animalsswine - stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals
artiodactyl, artiodactyl mammal, even-toed ungulate - placental mammal having hooves with an even number of functional toes on each foot
family Suidae, Suidae - pigs; hogs; boars
pig, squealer, Sus scrofa, grunter, hog - domestic swine
boar - an uncastrated male hog
sow - an adult female hog
razorback, razorback hog, razorbacked hog - a mongrel hog with a thin body and long legs and a ridged back; a wild or semi-wild descendant of improved breeds; found chiefly in the southeastern United States
boar, Sus scrofa, wild boar - Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine come; introduced in United States
babiroussa, babirusa, babirussa, Babyrousa Babyrussa - Indonesian wild pig with enormous curved canine teeth
warthog - African wild swine with warty protuberances on the face and large protruding tusks

swine

plural noun
Related words
collective nouns herd, sounder, dryft
Translations
خِنْزيرشَخْص قَذِر
prasesvině
svin
sika
svínsvín, òorpari
cūka
svin

swine

[swaɪn]
A. N
1. (Zool) (pl inv) → cerdo m, puerco m
2. (fig) (= person) → canalla mf, cochino/a m/f, marrano/a m/f
you swine!¡canalla!
what a swine he is!¡es un canalla!
B. CPD swine fever Nfiebre f porcina

swine

[ˈswaɪn] n
[swine] [ˈswaɪn] (pl) (= pig) → pourceau m, porc m
(= person) → salaud m

swine

n
pl <-> (old, form)Schwein nt ? pearl2 N
pl <-s> (pej inf: = man) → (gemeiner) Hund (inf); (= woman)gemeine Sau (sl); this translation is a swinediese Übersetzung ist wirklich gemein (inf)

swine

:
swine fever
nSchweinepest f
swineherd
n (old)Schweinehirt(in) m(f)

swine

[swaɪn] n
a. (fig) (fam!) (person) → porco (fam!)
you swine! → brutto porco!
b. (pl inv) (old) (pig) → maiale m

swine

(swain) noun
1. (plural swine) an old word for a pig.
2. (plural swines) an offensive word for a person who behaves in a cruel or disgusting way towards others.
References in classic literature ?
Thus communed these; while to their lowly dome, The full-fed swine return'd with evening home; Compell'd, reluctant, to the several sties, With din obstreperous, and ungrateful cries.
said the swine-herd, after blowing his horn obstreperously, to collect together the scattered herd of swine, which, answering his call with notes equally melodious, made, however, no haste to remove themselves from the luxurious banquet of beech-mast and acorns on which they had fattened, or to forsake the marshy banks of the rivulet, where several of them, half plunged in mud, lay stretched at their ease, altogether regardless of the voice of their keeper.
Eurylochus could not conceive what had happened, unless a drove of swine had broken into the palace, attracted by the smell of the feast.
You are already swine in everything but the human form, which you disgrace, and which I myself should be ashamed to keep a moment longer, were you to share it with me.
The two most formidable Animal Men were my Leopard-man and a creature made of hyena and swine.
And also this parable give I unto you: Not a few who meant to cast out their devil, went thereby into the swine themselves.
The gluttony of Swine is put before us, as an example to the young.
Your eminence," replied the abbé, "wastes your politeness on these Flemish swine.
Presently there was a distant blare of military music; it came nearer, still nearer, and soon a noble cavalcade wound into view, glorious with plumed helmets and flashing mail and flaunting banners and rich doublets and horse-cloths and gilded spear- heads; and through the muck and swine, and naked brats, and joyous dogs, and shabby huts, it took its gallant way, and in its wake we followed.
For beasts, or birds, take chiefly such as are least subject to diseases, and multiply fastest; as swine, goats, cocks, hens, turkeys, geese, house-doves, and the like.
It was a dark and evil-appearing thing, that hut, not fit for aught better than swine in a civilized land; but for us, who had known the misery of the open boat, it was a snug little habitation.
or swine, or the packing of any of their products, the carcasses or products of which are to become subjects of interstate or foreign commerce, shall make application to the Secretary of Agriculture for inspection of said animals and their products.