What does Rig mean?

Definitions for Rigrɪg

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rig(noun)

    gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise

  2. trailer truck, tractor trailer, trucking rig, rig, articulated lorry, semi(noun)

    a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together

  3. rig, rigging(noun)

    formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel

  4. outfit, getup, rig, turnout(noun)

    a set of clothing (with accessories)

    "his getup was exceedingly elegant"

  5. fishing gear, tackle, fishing tackle, fishing rig, rig(noun)

    gear used in fishing

  6. carriage, equipage, rig(noun)

    a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses

  7. swindle, cheat, rig(verb)

    the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme

    "that book is a fraud"

  8. rig, set up(verb)

    arrange the outcome of by means of deceit

    "rig an election"

  9. rig, manipulate(verb)

    manipulate in a fraudulent manner

    "rig prices"

  10. rig(verb)

    connect or secure to

    "They rigged the bomb to the ignition"

  11. rig, set, set up(verb)

    equip with sails or masts

    "rig a ship"


  1. rig(Noun)

    The rigging of a sailing ship or other such craft.

  2. rig(Noun)

    Special equipment or gear used for a particular purpose.

  3. rig(Noun)

    A large truck such as a semi-tractor.

  4. rig(Noun)

    The special apparatus used for drilling wells.

  5. rig(Noun)

    A costume or an outfit.

  6. rig(Noun)

    Computer case, often modified for looks.

  7. rig(Noun)

    An imperfectly castrated horse, sheep etc.

  8. rig(Noun)

    A Citizens' band radio.

  9. rig(Verb)

    To fit out with a harness or other equipment.

  10. rig(Verb)

    To equip and fit a ship with sails, shrouds, and yards.

  11. rig(Verb)

    To dress or clothe in some costume.

  12. rig(Verb)

    To make or construct something in haste or in a makeshift manner.

  13. rig(Verb)

    To manipulate something dishonestly for personal gain or discriminatory purposes.

    to rig an election

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rig(noun)

    a ridge

  2. Rig(verb)

    to furnish with apparatus or gear; to fit with tackling

  3. Rig(verb)

    to dress; to equip; to clothe, especially in an odd or fanciful manner; -- commonly followed by out

  4. Rig(noun)

    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

  5. Rig(noun)

    dress; esp., odd or fanciful clothing

  6. Rig(noun)

    a romp; a wanton; one given to unbecoming conduct

  7. Rig(noun)

    a sportive or unbecoming trick; a frolic

  8. Rig(noun)

    a blast of wind

  9. Rig(verb)

    to play the wanton; to act in an unbecoming manner; to play tricks

  10. Rig(verb)

    to make free with; hence, to steal; to pilfer

  11. Origin: [See Ridge.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rig

    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.]

  2. Rig

    rig, n. (Scot.) a ridge: a path. [Ridge.]

  3. Rig

    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.]

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Anagrams for Rig »

  1. G.R.I., GRI, IrG


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rig in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rig in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tamas Varga:

    The fall in rig counts (is) supporting an otherwise bearish market.

  2. Daniel Ang:

    U.S. crude oil production should continue on its decline with falling rig counts.

  3. Guillermo Blanc:

    It's like putting an oil rig in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef, it's insane.

  4. Phil Flynn:

    With rig counts lower, we are going to test $50, but I suspect we'll snap back shortly.

  5. Morgan Stanley:

    Brent crude prices (are) attempting to rally on rapid week-on-week reduction in U.S.... rig count.

Images & Illustrations of Rig

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Translations for Rig

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تلاعبArabic
  • aparellCatalan, Valencian
  • Bohrturm, Vorrichtung, manipulieren, Anlage, Bohrinsel, Sattelschlepper, Takelung, Ausrüstung, Aufmachung, Takelage, auftakelnGerman
  • εξοπλισμόςGreek
  • 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
  • सामानHindi
  • attrezzare, apparecchiatura, attrezzaturaItalian
  • リグJapanese
  • vervalsen, harnassen, ineenflansen, iemand aankleden, een schip optuigenDutch
  • установка, такелаж, снаряжение, фальсифицировать, снаряжать, костюм, оснастка, буровая вышкаRussian
  • riggaSwedish

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