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Meaning of EGG

Pronunciation:  eg

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds
  2. [n]  one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"
  3. [n]  oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
  4. [v]  coat with beaten egg; "egg a schnitzel"
  5. [v]  throw eggs at

EGG is a 3 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: ball, ballock, bollock, eggs, nut, orchis, testicle, testis
 See Also: albumen, arteria testicularis, bombard, chalaza, coat, cobblers, ductus deferens, egg cell, egg white, egg yolk, eggshell, epididymis, family jewels, food product, foodstuff, gonad, internal spermatic artery, male genital organ, male genitalia, male genitals, male reproductive gland, male reproductive system, nit, ovalbumin, ovum, pelt, protein, rete testis, roe, seminiferous tubule, shell, silkworm seed, spawn, spermatic cord, surface, testicular artery, testicular vein, undescended testicle, undescended testis, vas deferens, vena testicularis, vitellus, yolk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Egg\, n. [OE., fr. Icel. egg; akin to AS. [ae]g (whence OE.
    ey), Sw. ["a]gg, Dan. [ae]g, G. & D. ei, and prob. to OSlav.
    aje, jaje, L. ovum, Gr. 'w,o`n, Ir. ugh, Gael. ubh, and perh.
    to L. avis bird. Cf. {Oval}.]
    1. (Popularly) The oval or roundish body laid by domestic
       poultry and other birds, tortoises, etc. It consists of a
       yolk, usually surrounded by the ``white'' or albumen, and
       inclosed in a shell or strong membrane.
    2. (Biol.) A simple cell, from the development of which the
       young of animals are formed; ovum; germ cell.
    3. Anything resembling an egg in form.
    Note: Egg is used adjectively, or as the first part of
          self-explaining compounds; as, egg beater or
          egg-beater, egg case, egg ladle, egg-shaped, etc.
    {Egg and anchor} (Arch.), an egg-shaped ornament, alternating
       with another in the form of a dart, used to enrich the
       ovolo; -- called also {egg and dart}, and {egg and
       tongue}. See {Anchor}, n., 5. --Ogilvie.
    {Egg cleavage} (Biol.), a process of cleavage or
       segmentation, by which the egg undergoes endogenous
       division with formation of a mass of nearly similar cells,
       from the growth and differentiation of which the new
       organism is ultimately formed. See {Segmentation of the
       ovum}, under {Segmentation}.
    {Egg development} (Biol.), the process of the development of
       an egg, by which the embryo is formed.
    {Egg mite} (Zo["o]l.), any mite which devours the eggs of
       insects, as {Nothrus ovivorus}, which destroys those of
       the canker worm.
    {Egg parasite} (Zo["o]l.), any small hymenopterous insect,
       which, in the larval stage, lives within the eggs of other
       insects. Many genera and species are known.
  2. \Egg\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Egged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Egging}.] [OE. eggen, Icel. eggja, fr. egg edge. ??. See
    To urge on; to instigate; to incite?
          Adam and Eve he egged to ill.            --Piers
          [She] did egg him on to tell How fair she was.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or eating eggs in your dream, symbolizes fertility, birth and your creative potential. It indicates that something new is about to happen. To find a nest filled with eggs in your dream means some financial gain; the more abundant and bigger the eggs, the more significant the gain. Seeing cracked or broken eggs in your dream indicates that you will suffer from many disappointments and misfortunes. It is indicative of a fragile state in your life and feelings of vulnerability. Alternatively, you may be breaking out of your shell and being comfortable with who you are. Seeing bright colored eggs in your dream, symbolizes celebration of a happy event. Dreaming of rotten eggs means loss. You may have allowed some situation to take a turn for the worse. Seeing fish eggs in your dream, represents an idea that has emerged from your unconscious.
Biology Dictionary
  1. A structure which the females of certain animal species lay as a means of reproduction; it contains a fertilized zygote and nutrition in the form of yolk for the developing offspring, sometimes contains other substances (eg., the "white" of a hen's egg), sometimes surrounded by a protective outer shell.
  2. A haploid reproductive cell (gamete) produced by the female of a species which, when united with a sperm cell (of the same species) develops into an embryo.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. beytsah, "whiteness"). Eggs deserted (Isa. 10:14), of a bird (Deut. 22:6), an ostrich (Job 39:14), the cockatrice (Isa. 59:5). In Luke 11:12, an egg is contrasted with a scorpion, which is said to be very like an egg in its appearance, so much so as to be with difficulty at times distinguished from it. In Job 6:6 ("the white of an egg") the word for egg (hallamuth') occurs nowhere else. It has been translated "purslain" (R.V. marg.), and the whole phrase "purslain-broth", i.e., broth made of that herb, proverbial for its insipidity; and hence an insipid discourse. Job applies this expression to the speech of Eliphaz as being insipid and dull. But the common rendering, "the white of an egg", may be satisfactorily maintained.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: albumen, Anlage, boiled eggs, bud, caviar, coddled eggs, deviled eggs, dropped eggs, egg cell, egg white, eggs, eggshell, embryo, female gamete, fish eggs, fried eggs, germ, germen, glair, loins, nucleus, omelet, ooecium, ovicell, ovule, poached eggs, roe, rudiment, scrambled eggs, seed, shirred eggs, souffle, spawn, spermatozoon, stirp, stuffed eggs, vitellus, white, yellow, yolk