Snowball vs Egg - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between snowball and egg

is that snowball is a ball of snow, usually one made in the hand and thrown for amusement in a snowball fight; also a larger ball of snow made by rolling a snowball around in snow that sticks to it and increases its diameter while egg is (zoology|countable) an approximately spherical or ellipsoidal body produced by birds, snakes, insects and other animals, housing the embryo during its development.

As verbs the difference between snowball and egg

is that snowball is to rapidly grow out of proportion or control while egg is to throw eggs at or egg can be to encourage, incite.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

snowball

Noun

(en noun)
  • A ball of snow, usually one made in the hand and thrown for amusement in a snowball fight; also a larger ball of snow made by rolling a snowball around in snow that sticks to it and increases its diameter.
  • A cocktail made from lemonade and advocaat.
  • (figuratively) Something that snowballs (grows rapidly out of control).
  • * 2005 , Eldad Ben-Yosef, The Evolution of the US Airline Industry
  • Representatives of the small airlines that felt betrayed by Brown's policy started a political snowball rolling, resulting in the Airmail Act of 1934...
  • A sex act involving passing ejaculated semen from one person's mouth to another's.
  • (US) A type of ice dessert.
  • A type of cake.
  • Derived terms

    * a snowball’s chance]], a , a [[snowball's chance in hell, snowball’s chance in hell * besnowball * cast snowballs * Chinese snowball * New York snowball * snowball bush * snowball cactus * Snowball Earth hypothesis * snowball effect * snowball fight * snowball hammer * snowball marches * snowball opacity * snowball prime * snowball sampling * snowball tree

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To rapidly grow out of proportion or control.
  • The high unemployment rates quickly snowballed into a major budget problem for the government.
  • To play at throwing snowballs.
  • To pelt with snowballs; to throw snowballs at.
  • (sexual slang ) To receive a man's ejaculate in one's mouth, and then to pass it back and forth between one's mouth and his.
  • Derived terms

    * snowballing

    egg

    English

    (wikipedia egg)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) egge, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (zoology, countable) An approximately spherical or ellipsoidal body produced by birds, snakes, insects and other animals, housing the embryo during its development.
  • (countable) The egg of a domestic fowl as an item of food.
  • (uncountable) The contents of one or more (hen's usually) eggs as a culinary ingredient, etc.
  • (biology, countable) The female primary cell, the ovum.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katrina G. Claw
  • , title= Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Many genes with reproductive roles also have antibacterial and immune functions, which indicate that the threat of microbial attack on the sperm or egg may be a major influence on rapid evolution during reproduction.}}
  • Anything shaped like an egg, such as an Easter egg or a chocolate egg.
  • A swelling on one's head, usually large or noticeable, associated with an injury.
  • (mildly, pejorative, slang, ethnic slur), (potentially offensive) A person of Caucasian (Western) ancestry, who has a strong desire to learn about and immerse him- or herself in East Asian culture, and/or such a person who is perceived as behaving as if he or she were Asian (from the "white" outside and "yellow" inside).
  • (NZ, pejorative) A foolish or obnoxious person.
  • In terms such as good egg'', ''bad egg'', ''tough egg etc., a person, fellow.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To throw eggs at.
  • To dip in or coat with beaten egg (cooking).
  • To distort a circular cross-section (as in a tube) to an elliptical or oval shape, either inadvertently or intentionally.
  • After I cut the tubing, I found that I had slightly egged it in the vise.

    Derived terms

    * * * * * * * * * * * egg-nog, eggnog * egg-shell, eggshell * * * * * * * * * * * * * scrambled egg, scrambled eggs *

    See also

    * caviar * roe

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To encourage, incite.
  • Derived terms
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