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Meaning of SWINE

Pronunciation:  swIn

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals

SWINE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: artiodactyl, artiodactyl mammal, babiroussa, babirusa, babirussa, Babyrousa Babyrussa, boar, even-toed ungulate, family Suidae, grunter, hog, pig, razorback, razorback hog, razorbacked hog, sow, squealer, Suidae, Sus scrofa, warthog, wild boar



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Swine\, n.sing. & pl. [OE. swin, AS. sw[=i]n; akin to
OFries. & OS. swin, D. zwijn, G. schwein, OHG. sw[=i]n, Icel.
sv[=i]n, Sw. svin, Dan. sviin, Goth. swein; originally a
diminutive corresponding to E. sow. See {Sow}, n.] (Zo["o]l.)
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}. ``A great herd of swine.'' --Mark v. 11.

{Swine grass} (Bot.), knotgrass ({Polygonum aviculare}); --
   so called because eaten by swine.

{Swine oat} (Bot.), a kind of oat sometimes grown for swine.

{Swine's cress} (Bot.), a species of cress of the genus
   {Senebiera} ({S. Coronopus}).

{Swine's head}, a dolt; a blockhead. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

{Swine thistle} (Bot.), the sow thistle.

Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. hazir), regarded as the most unclean and the most abhorred of all animals (Lev. 11:7; Isa. 65:4; 66:3, 17; Luke 15:15, 16). A herd of swine were drowned in the Sea of Galilee (Luke 8:32, 33). Spoken of figuratively in Matt. 7:6 (see Prov. 11:22). It is frequently mentioned as a wild animal, and is evidently the wild boar (Arab. khanzir), which is common among the marshes of the Jordan valley (Ps. 80:13).