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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.]
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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
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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]
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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.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
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swine

plural noun
Related words
collective nouns herd, sounder, dryft
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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
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swine

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

[swaɪn] n
a. (fig) (fam!) (person) → porco (fam!)
you swine! → brutto porco!
b. (pl inv) (old) (pig) → maiale m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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. It was always a case of "all the traffic can bear." He saw all men in the business game doing this.
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.