What does HOG mean?

Definitions for HOGhɔg, hɒg

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word HOG.

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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hog

    hog, n. a general name for swine: a castrated boar: a pig: formerly slang for a shilling: a low filthy fellow.—v.t. to cut short the hair of:—pr.p. hog′ging; pa.p. hogged.—ns. Hog′-back, Hog's′-back, a back rising in the middle: a ridge of a hill of such shape—also Horseback; Hog′gery, hoggishness of character: coarseness; Hog′get, a boar of the second year: a sheep or colt after it has passed its first year.—adj. Hog′gish, resembling a hog: brutish: filthy: selfish.—adv. Hog′gishly.—ns. Hog′gishness; Hog′hood, the nature of a hog; Hog′-mane, a horse's mane clipped short; Hog′-pen, a pig-sty; Hog′-plum, a West Indian tree of the cashew family, the fruit given to hogs; Hog′-reeve, -con′stable, an officer charged with the care of stray swine; Hog′-ring′er, one who puts rings into the snouts of hogs; Hog's′-bean, the henbane.—v.t. Hog′-shou′ther (Scot.), to jostle with the shoulder.—ns. Hog′-skin, leather made of the skin of swine; Hog's′-lard, the melted fat of the hog; Hog′-wash, the refuse of a kitchen, brewery, &c.—Bring one's hogs to a fine market, to make a complete mess of something; Go the whole hog, to do a thing thoroughly or completely, to commit one's self to anything unreservedly. [M. E. hogge, a gelded hog, prob. from hack, to cut; others derive from W. hwch, a sow, Bret. houch, hoch.]

  2. Hog

    hog, v.i. to droop at both ends.—n. Hog′-frame, a fore-and-aft frame serving to resist vertical flexure in a ship.—adj. Hogged, of a ship, having a droop at the ends.

  3. Hog

    hog, n. in curling, a stone which does not pass the hog-score.—v.t. to play such a shot with a curling-stone.—n. Hog′-score, a line drawn across the rink at a certain distance from the tees—to be cleared, else the shot does not count. [Prob. conn. with hog, a swine.]

  4. Hog

    Hogg, hog, n. a young sheep of the second year.—Also Hog′gerel.

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.

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Anagrams for HOG »

  1. OHG, OHG.

  2. OHG

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of HOG in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of HOG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nick Dornak:

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

  2. Roger Kay:

    Chrome may be a power hog, but people like its features.

  3. 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.

  4. Dale Nolte:

    If you are a farmer, they can clean out your crops overnight, we have farmers tell us they have given up on planting high-dollar crops because of the feral hog problem.

  5. 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.

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