hog: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hôg, hog), [key]
— n., v., hogged, hog•ging.
  1. a hoofed mammal of the family Suidae, order Artiodactyla, comprising boars and swine.
  2. a domesticated swine weighing 120 lb. (54 kg) or more, raised for market.
  3. a selfish, gluttonous, or filthy person.
    1. a large, heavy motorcycle.
    2. an impressively large luxury automobile.
    1. a sheep about one year old that has not been shorn.
    2. the wool shorn from such a sheep.
    3. any of several other domestic animals, as a bullock, that are one year old.
  4. a locomotive.
  5. a machine for shredding wood.
  6. a stone that stops before reaching the hog score.
  7. to proceed or indulge completely and unreservedly: We went the whole hog and took a cruise around the world.
  8. to be in prosperous circumstances.
  1. to appropriate selfishly; take more than one's share of.
  2. to arch (the back) upward like that of a hog.
  3. roach (def. 3).
  4. (in machine-shop practice) to cut deeply into (a metal bar or slab) to reduce it to a shape suitable for final machining.
  5. to shred (a piece of wood).
  1. (of a hull) to have less than the proper amount of sheer because of structural weakness; arch. Cf. sag (def. 6a).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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