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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swine(noun)

    stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals


  1. swine(Noun)

    Any of various omnivorous, even-toed ungulates of the family Suidae.

  2. swine(Noun)

    A contemptible person .

  3. Origin: swin, related to German Schwein, Polish świnia, Russian свинья

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swine(noun)

    any animal of the hog kind, especially one of the domestical species. Swine secrete a large amount of subcutaneous fat, which, when extracted, is known as lard. The male is specifically called boar, the female, sow, and the young, pig. See Hog

  2. Origin: [OE. swin, AS. swn; akin to OFries. & OS. swin, D. zwijn, G. schwein, OHG. swn, Icel. svn, Sw. svin, Dan. sviin, Goth. swein; originally a diminutive corresponding to E. sow. See Sow, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Swine

    swīn, n.sing. and pl. a well-known quadruped with bristly skin and long snout, fed for its flesh: a pig: pigs collectively.—ns. Swine′herd, a herd or keeper of swine; Swine′-pox, chicken-pox; Swin′ery, a place where pigs are kept; Swine's′-snout, the dandelion; Swine′-stone (same as Stink-stone); Swine′-sty, a pig-sty. [A.S. swín, a pig; Ger. schwein, L. sus, Gr. hys.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Swine

    Any of various animals that constitute the family Suidae and comprise stout-bodied, short-legged omnivorous mammals with thick skin, usually covered with coarse bristles, a rather long mobile snout, and small tail. Included are the genera Babyrousa, Phacochoerus (wart hogs), and Sus, the latter containing the domestic pig (see SUS SCROFA).

Anagrams for swine »

  1. wisen

  2. wines

  3. sinew

  4. Wenis

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swine in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of swine in a Sentence

  1. Hunter S. Thompson:

    In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upward mobile.

  2. Agriculture Undersecretary Ted McKinney:

    It's tough to say whether African swine fever is contained.

  3. Sorawit Thanito:

    There is no outbreak of the African swine fever in Thailand.

  4. Samuel Butler:

    For truth is precious and divine Too rich a pearl for carnal swine.

  5. Irwin Edman:

    Education is the process of casting false pearls before real swine.

Images & Illustrations of swine

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