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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.

    Etymology: swin, related to German Schwein, Polish świnia, Russian свинья

  2. swine(Noun)

    A contemptible person .

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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. David Herring:

    The health of the U.S. swine herd is paramount, the livelihoods of our producers depend on it.

  2. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche:

    Not a few who meant to drive out their demons went thereby into the swine themselves.

  3. Tian Hao:

    Importers did not buy lots of Brazilian beans recently either, as they were waiting to buy U.S. soybeans, amid optimism of a final Sino-U.S. trade deal, what is more, there were no commercial benefits to bring in Brazilian soybeans as demand was flat due to African swine fever outbreaks.

  4. Victor Hugo:

    From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought.

  5. Matthew Stone:

    An outbreak of African swine fever is a very serious event, the authorities of countries affected are under extraordinary pressure.

Images & Illustrations of swine

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    the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
    • A. wavering
    • B. ignominy
    • C. canopy
    • D. ternion

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