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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 ?
He stuck to it that the Russian peasant is a swine and likes swinishness, and that to get him out of his swinishness one must have authority, and there is none; one must have the stick, and we have become so liberal that we have all of a sudden replaced the stick that served us for a thousand years by lawyers and model prisons, where the worthless, stinking peasant is fed on good soup and has a fixed allowance of cubic feet of air.
When they got between the worker and his product, they took a whack out of it for themselves The size of the whack was determined by no rule of equity; but by their own strength and swinishness.
There was so much swinishness in my soul and honesty too, of a sort, as to tell her straight out that I couldn't be absolutely faithful to her.