Definitions for HOGhɔg, hɒg

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hog, pig(noun)

    a person regarded as greedy and pig-like

  2. hog, hogget, hogg(noun)

    a sheep up to the age of one year; one yet to be sheared

  3. hog, pig, grunter, squealer, Sus scrofa(verb)

    domestic swine

  4. hog(verb)

    take greedily; take more than one's share


  1. hog(Noun)

    Any animal belonging to the Suidae family of mammals, especially the pig, the wart hog, and the boar.

  2. hog(Noun)

    A greedy person; one who refuses to share.

  3. hog(Noun)

    A large motorcycle, particularly a Harley-Davidson.

  4. hog(Verb)

    To greedily take more than one's share, to take precedence at the expense of another or others.

  5. hog(Verb)

    To clip the mane of a horse, making it short and bristly.

  6. hog(Verb)

    To cause the keel of a ship to arch upwards (the opposite of sag).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hog(noun)

    a quadruped of the genus Sus, and allied genera of Suidae; esp., the domesticated varieties of S. scrofa, kept for their fat and meat, called, respectively, lard and pork; swine; porker; specifically, a castrated boar; a barrow

  2. Hog(noun)

    a mean, filthy, or gluttonous fellow

  3. Hog(noun)

    a young sheep that has not been shorn

  4. Hog(noun)

    a rough, flat scrubbing broom for scrubbing a ship's bottom under water

  5. Hog(noun)

    a device for mixing and stirring the pulp of which paper is made

  6. Hog(verb)

    to cut short like bristles; as, to hog the mane of a horse

  7. Hog(verb)

    to scrub with a hog, or scrubbing broom

  8. Hog(verb)

    to become bent upward in the middle, like a hog's back; -- said of a ship broken or strained so as to have this form

  9. Origin: [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow, Armor. houc'h, hoc'h. Cf. Haggis, Hogget, and Hoggerel.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. hog

    1. Favored term to describe programs or hardware that seem to eat far more than their share of a system's resources, esp. those which noticeably degrade interactive response. Not used of programs that are simply extremely large or complex or that are merely painfully slow themselves. More often than not encountered in qualified forms, e.g., memory hog, core hog, hog the processor, hog the disk. “A controller that never gives up the I/O bus gets killed after the bus-hog timer expires.” 2. Also said of people who use more than their fair share of resources (particularly disk, where it seems that 10% of the people use 90% of the disk, no matter how big the disk is or how many people use it). Of course, once disk hogs fill up one filesystem, they typically find some other new one to infect, claiming to the sysadmin that they have an important new project to complete.

Anagrams for HOG »

  1. OHG, OHG.

  2. OHG

  3. OHG.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nick Dornak:

    One hog can become 200 over the course of two years.

  2. Brian Fallon:

    They were like kids in a candy store, they had about 40 minutes where they ran wild. They went hog wild downloading as much data (as they could) in about 25 minutes.

  3. Thomas Nashe:

    A traveler must have the back of an ass to bear all,
    a tongue like the tail of a dog to flatter all,
    the mouth of a hog to eat what is set before him,
    the ear of a merchant to hear all and say nothing.

  4. Robert A. Heinlein:

    A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, cone a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.

  5. Robin Green:

    That's the whole thing with the hog. It's you and 80 wild horses under your butt, just sitting on 10 square inches where the rubber meets the road. That hurricane gale wind whipping you in the face, leaning into a curve you can feel that gravity wanting to suck you down into it and what do you do Give it a little more gas. Pure centrifugal force. You can see yourself hurtling ass end over teakettle into oblivion.

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