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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swinenoun

    stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals


  1. swinenoun

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

  2. swinenoun

    A contemptible person .

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SWINEnoun

    A hog; a pig. A creature remarkable for stupidity and nastiness.

    Etymology: swin , Saxon; swyn, Dutch. It is probably the plural of some old word, and is now the same in both numbers.

    O monstrous beast! how like a swine he lies! William Shakespeare.

    He will be swine drunk; and in his sleep he does little harm, save to his bedcloaths. William Shakespeare.

    Who knows not Circe,
    The daughter of the Sun? whose charmed cup
    Whoever tasted, lost his upright shape,
    And downward fell into a groveling swine. John Milton.

    Had the upper part, to the middle, been of human shape, and all below swine, had it been murder to destroy it? John Locke.

    How instinct varies in the grov’ling swine,
    Compar’d, half reas’ning elephant, with thine! Alexander Pope.


  1. swine

    S.W.I.N.E. (Strategic Warfare In a Nifty Environment) is a real-time tactics video game designed by Hungarian video game developer StormRegion and published by Ravensburger Interactive Media under their mature game label Fishtank Interactive. The player chooses to fight as either the brutal invading pigs or the campy rabbits, and plays a series of missions. There are many units, including mortar, artillery, and tank units. There are also 10 multiplayer campaigns, each with many modes of play, including capture the flag and deathmatch. In 2005, S.W.I.N.E. was made available to download for free by its developer, StormRegion. Owing to the GameSpy shutdown, multiplayer is no longer available. On January 29, 2019, S.W.I.N.E. HD Remaster was announced by Kite Games and is developed by some of the original developers of the game, and even fans. and released on Steam and GOG on May 23, 2019.


  1. swine

    Swine is a term used to refer to pigs, hogs, or a boar, typically when they are raised as livestock. It can also be used derogatorily to refer to an individual who is regarded as being very greedy, unpleasant, or disgusting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swinenoun

    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. 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).

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  1. Wenis

  2. wines

  3. wisen

  4. sinew

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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. Vincent Martin:

    The food and nutrition insecurity situation in North Korea is worrying and the African swine fever outbreak puts additional pressure on the availability of proteins of animal origin.

  2. Lei Yi:

    Any country hit by African swine fever, be it Vietnam or China, is a blue ocean market for pig farming.

  3. Irwin Edman:

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

  4. Kevin Grant:

    Out in the wild, feral hogs are an ecological nightmare. There is very little that is beneficial to native wildlife that come from feral swine.

  5. Agriculture Undersecretary Ted McKinney:

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

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