gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise
trailer truck, tractor trailer, trucking rig, rig, articulated lorry, semi(noun)
a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together
formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel
outfit, getup, rig, turnout(noun)
a set of clothing (with accessories)
"his getup was exceedingly elegant"
fishing gear, tackle, fishing tackle, fishing rig, rig(noun)
gear used in fishing
carriage, equipage, rig(noun)
a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
swindle, cheat, rig(verb)
the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
"that book is a fraud"
rig, set up(verb)
arrange the outcome of by means of deceit
"rig an election"
manipulate in a fraudulent manner
connect or secure to
"They rigged the bomb to the ignition"
rig, set, set up(verb)
equip with sails or masts
"rig a ship"
The rigging of a sailing ship or other such craft.
Special equipment or gear used for a particular purpose.
A large truck such as a semi-tractor.
The special apparatus used for drilling wells.
A costume or an outfit.
Computer case, often modified for looks.
An imperfectly castrated horse, sheep etc.
A Citizens' band radio.
To fit out with a harness or other equipment.
To equip and fit a ship with sails, shrouds, and yards.
To dress or clothe in some costume.
To make or construct something in haste or in a makeshift manner.
To manipulate something dishonestly for personal gain or discriminatory purposes.
to rig an election
to furnish with apparatus or gear; to fit with tackling
to dress; to equip; to clothe, especially in an odd or fanciful manner; -- commonly followed by out
the peculiar fitting in shape, number, and arrangement of sails and masts, by which different types of vessels are distinguished; as, schooner rig, ship rig, etc. See Illustration in Appendix
dress; esp., odd or fanciful clothing
a romp; a wanton; one given to unbecoming conduct
a sportive or unbecoming trick; a frolic
a blast of wind
to play the wanton; to act in an unbecoming manner; to play tricks
to make free with; hence, to steal; to pilfer
Origin: [See Ridge.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rig, v.t. to clothe, to dress: to put on: to equip: (naut.) to fit with sails and tackling:—pr.p. rig′ging; pa.t. and pa.p. rigged.—n. sails and tackling: an equipage, or turn-out, for driving, &c.: fishing-tackle: (coll.) costume, dress.—ns. Rig′ger, one who rigs or dresses: in machinery, a large cylindrical pulley, or narrow drum; Rig′ging, tackle: the system of cordage which supports a ship's masts and extends the sails: the roof; Rig′ging-loft, the place in a theatre from which the scenery is raised; Rig′ging-screw, a machine formed of a clamp worked by a screw; Rig′ging-tree, a roof-tree; Rig′-out, an outfit.—Rig out, to furnish with complete dress, &c.; Rig the market, to raise or lower prices artificially. [Scand.; Norw. rigga, to bandage, to put on sails, rigg, rigging.]
rig, n. (Scot.) a ridge: a path. [Ridge.]
rig, n. a frolic, trick: (obs.) a wanton.—v.i. to romp, act the wanton.—adj. Rig′gish (Shak.), wanton, lewd.—n. Rig′gite, one who plays rigs, a jester.—Run a rig, to play a trick; Run the rig upon, to play a trick upon. [Prob. wriggle.]
G.R.I., GRI, IrG
The numerical value of Rig in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Rig in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If you're training to work on an oil rig, it's much safer to have that experience in the virtual world rather than the North Sea, as well as saving you time and materials.
If prices do continue to fall and persist for a long time ... oil rig developments could be re-evaluated if the cost for extraction continues to exceed the cost per barrel.
It's just wonderful, just wonderful. I was so excited because I didn't know much about it. So when I came here and we went from rig to rig, or platform to platform, I was amazed.
When the people who control the political power in our society can rig investigations like [Clinton’s] investigation was rigged, can rig polls -- you see these phony polls -- and rig the media, they can wield absolute power over your life, your economy and your country and benefit big time by it.
Oil-exporting countries such as Malaysia may have diminished government revenues from falling energy prices and this could exacerbate their debt issues, if prices do continue to fall and persist for a long time ... oil rig developments could be re-evaluated if the cost for extraction continues to exceed the cost per barrel.
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Translations for Rig
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- aparellCatalan, Valencian
- Bohrturm, Vorrichtung, manipulieren, Anlage, Bohrinsel, Sattelschlepper, Takelung, Ausrüstung, Aufmachung, Takelage, auftakelnGerman
- aparejar, manipular, aparejo, trucarSpanish
- takila, öljynporaustorni, lavastaa, sumplia, takiloida, laitteisto, rikiFinnish
- habiller quelqu'un, grééments, tenue, bâcler, foreuse, gréer un bateau, truquer, se cuirasser, costumeFrench
- riogaScottish Gaelic
- attrezzare, apparecchiatura, attrezzaturaItalian
- vervalsen, harnassen, ineenflansen, iemand aankleden, een schip optuigenDutch
- установка, такелаж, снаряжение, фальсифицировать, снаряжать, костюм, оснастка, буровая вышкаRussian
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