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(n.)an enclosure for swine; pigpen.
a filthy place or abode.
(v.t.)to keep or lodge in or as if in a sty.
(v.i.)to live in or as if in a sty.
Origin of sty:
bef. 1000; OE stī in stī-fearh sty-pig, prob. identical with stig- in stigweardsteward
stystaɪ(n.)(pl.)sties or styes.
a circumscribed abscess caused by bacterial infection of the glands on the edge of the eyelid; hordeolum.
Origin of sty:
1610–20; by false division of ME styanye sty (styan (OE stīgend sty, lit., rising) +yeeye ), taken to be sty on eye
sty, stye, hordeolum, eye infection(noun)
an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid
sty, pigsty, pigpen(noun)
a pen for swine
a pen or inclosure for swine
a place of bestial debauchery
to shut up in, or as in, a sty
to soar; to ascend; to mount. See Stirrup
an inflamed swelling or boil on the edge of the eyelid
A sty or pigsty is a small-scale outdoor enclosure for raising domestic pigs. It is sometimes referred to as a hog pen, hog parlor, pigpen, pig parlor, or pig-cote. Pigsties are generally fenced areas of bare dirt and/or mud. Both "sty" and "pigpen" are used as derogatory descriptions of dirty, messy areas. There are three contributing reasons that pigs, generally clean animals, create such a living environment: ⁕Pigs are voracious eaters and will eat all the plants in the enclosure until there is nothing left to control erosion. ⁕The pig is a rooting animal and will dig for food in the enclosure, further disturbing the soil. ⁕Pigs do not regulate temperature by sweating which means that they must be provided with water or mud in which they can control their own body temperature. A large-scale enclosure for raising pigs is generally called a hog lot. Unlike a sty which would be found on a mixed farm, a hog lot is usually a dedicated facility.
Translations for STY
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- زَريبَة خنازيرArabic
- pocilgaPortuguese (BR)
- prasečí chlívekCzech
- der SchweinestallGerman
- pocilga, zahúrdaSpanish
- خوك دانيFarsi
- सुअर बाड़ाHindi
- svinjac, kotacCroatian
- kandang babiIndonesian
- kandang babiMalay
- خوك دانيPersian
- غولنکی، د خوګانو شپولPashto
- prasačí chlievikSlovak
- domuz ahırıTurkish
- 豬欄(圈)Chinese (Trad.)
- سؤر باڑہUrdu
- chuồng heoVietnamese
- 猪栏（圈）Chinese (Simp.)
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