hog: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hôg, hog), [key]
— n., v., hogged, hog•ging.
- a hoofed mammal of the family Suidae, order Artiodactyla, comprising boars and swine.
- a domesticated swine weighing 120 lb. (54 kg) or more, raised for market.
- a selfish, gluttonous, or filthy person.
- a large, heavy motorcycle.
- an impressively large luxury automobile.
- a sheep about one year old that has not been shorn.
- the wool shorn from such a sheep.
- any of several other domestic animals, as a bullock, that are one year old.
- a locomotive.
- a machine for shredding wood.
- a stone that stops before reaching the hog score.
- to proceed or indulge completely and unreservedly: We went the whole hog and took a cruise around the world.
- to be in prosperous circumstances.
- to appropriate selfishly; take more than one's share of.
- to arch (the back) upward like that of a hog.
- roach (def. 3).
- (in machine-shop practice) to cut deeply into (a metal bar or slab) to reduce it to a shape suitable for final machining.
- to shred (a piece of wood).
- (of a hull) to have less than the proper amount of sheer because of structural weakness; arch. Cf. sag (def. 6a).
- hog (Thesaurus)