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Meaning of HOG

Pronunciation:  hog

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  domestic swine
  2. [n]  a sheep up to the age of one year; one yet to be sheared
  3. [n]  a person regarded as greedy and pig-like
  4. [v]  take greedily; take more than one's share

HOG is a 3 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: grunter, hogg, hogget, pig, pig, squealer, Sus scrofa
 See Also: genus Sus, grab, lamb, lard, porc, pork, porker, selfish person, snaffle, snap up, Sus, swine, trotter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hog\, n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig.,
    a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow, Armor. houc'h,
    hoc'h. Cf. {Haggis}, {Hogget}, and {Hoggerel}.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Sus}, and allied
       genera of {Suid[ae]}; esp., the domesticated varieties of
       {S. scrofa}, kept for their fat and meat, called,
       respectively, {lard} and {pork}; swine; porker;
       specifically, a castrated boar; a barrow.
    Note: The domestic hogs of Siam, China, and parts of Southern
          Europe, are thought to have been derived from {Sus
    2. A mean, filthy, or gluttonous fellow. [Low.]
    3. A young sheep that has not been shorn. [Eng.]
    4. (Naut.) A rough, flat scrubbing broom for scrubbing a
       ship's bottom under water. --Totten.
    5. (Paper Manuf.) A device for mixing and stirring the pulp
       of which paper is made.
    {Bush hog}, {Ground hog}, etc.. See under {Bush}, {Ground},
    {Hog caterpillar} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of the green
       grapevine sphinx; -- so called because the head and first
       three segments are much smaller than those behind them, so
       as to make a resemblance to a hog's snout. See {Hawk
    {Hog cholera}, an epidemic contagious fever of swine,
       attended by liquid, fetid, diarrhea, and by the appearance
       on the skin and mucous membrane of spots and patches of a
       scarlet, purple, or black color. It is fatal in from one
       to six days, or ends in a slow, uncertain recovery. --Law
       (Farmer's Veter. Adviser.)
    {Hog deer} (Zo["o]l.), the axis deer.
    {Hog gum} (Bot.), West Indian tree ({Symphonia globulifera}),
       yielding an aromatic gum.
    {Hog of wool}, the trade name for the fleece or wool of sheep
       of the second year.
    {Hog peanut} (Bot.), a kind of earth pea.
    {Hog plum} (Bot.), a tropical tree, of the genus {Spondias}
       ({S. lutea}), with fruit somewhat resembling plums, but
       chiefly eaten by hogs. It is found in the West Indies.
    {Hog's bean} (Bot.), the plant henbane.
    {Hog's bread}.(Bot.) See {Sow bread}.
    {Hog's fennel}. (Bot.) See under {Fennel}.
    {Mexican hog} (Zo["o]l.), the peccary.
    {Water hog}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Capybara}.
  2. \Hog\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hogged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To cut short like bristles; as, to hog the mane of a
       horse. --Smart.
    2. (Naut.) To scrub with a hog, or scrubbing broom.
  3. \Hog\, v. i. (Naut.)
    To become bent upward in the middle, like a hog's back; --
    said of a ship broken or strained so as to have this form.
Computing Dictionary

1. Favoured term to describe programs or hardware that seem to eat far more than their share of a system's resources, especially those which noticeably degrade interactive response. *Not* used of programs that are simply extremely large or complex or that are merely painfully slow themselves (see pig, run like a). More often than not encountered in qualified forms, e.g. "memory hog", "core hog", "hog the processor", "hog the disk". "A controller that never gives up the I/O bus gets killed after the bus-hog timer expires."

2. Also said of *people* who use more than their fair share of resources (particularly disk, where it seems that 10% of the people use 90% of the disk, no matter how big the disk is or how many people use it). Of course, once disk hogs fill up one file system, they typically find some other new one to infect, claiming to the sysadmin that they have an important new project to complete.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a hog in your dream, may be a pun on "hogging" everything instead of sharing.
Thesaurus Terms
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