* (sense) (capitalized) Sun
The star that the Earth revolves around and from which it receives light and warmth.
[The Illustrated Oxford Dictionary , Oxford University Press, 1998]
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* The Sun is traditionally regarded as masculine.
(astronomy) A star,
especially when seen as the centre of any single solar system.
The light and warmth which is received from the sun.
Something like the sun in brightness or splendor.
- Lambs that did frisk in the sun .
[Webster's College Dictionary , Random House, 2001]
* Bible, Psalms lxxiv. 11
* Eikon Basilike
- For the Lord God is a sun and shield.
(chiefly, literary) Sunrise or sunset.
- I will never consent to put out the sun of sovereignity to posterity.
*, p.184 (republished 1832):
*:whilst many an hunger-starved poor creature pines in the street, wants clothes to cover him, labours hard all day long, runs, rides for a trifle, fights peradventure from sun' to ' sun , sick and ill, weary, full of pain and grief, is in great distress and sorrow of heart.
* everything under the sun
* sun cream
* sun cure
* sun deck
* sun god
* sun hat
* sun lamp
* sun protection factor
* sun shower
* sun visor
* talk about everything under the sun
To expose to the warmth and radiation of the sun.
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To warm or dry in the sunshine.
To be exposed to the sun.
To expose the eyes to the sun as part of the Bates method.
British slang sense "police officer" from at least 1785.
[2003', Victoria Fromkin, Robert Rodman, Nina M. Hyams, ''An Introduction to Language'', ]
page 474 — Similarly, the use of the word '''''pig''''' for “policeman” goes back at least as far as 1785, when a writer of the time called a Bow Street police officer a “China Street ' pig .”
Any of several mammalian species of the genus Sus'', having cloven hooves, bristles and a nose adapted for digging; especially the domesticated farm animal ''Sus scrofa .
(lb) A young swine, a piglet .
* 2005 April, Live Swine from Canada, Investigation No. 731-TA-1076 (Final), publication 3766, April 2005, U.S. International Trade Commission (ISBN 1457819899), page I-9:
- The farmer kept a pen with two pigs that he fed from table scraps and field waste.
(uncountable) The edible meat of such an animal; pork.
- Weanlings grow into feeder pigs', and feeder '''pigs''' grow into slaughter hogs. Ultimately the end use for virtually all ' pigs and hogs is to be slaughtered for the production of pork and other products.
* 2005 , Ross Eddy Osborn, Thorns of a Tainted Rose (ISBN 0741425319), page 196:
- Some religions prohibit their adherents from eating pig .
Someone who overeats or eats rapidly and noisily.
- "Miss Chastene, could you fetch me out an extra plate of pig and biscuit[?] My partner can't do without your marvelous cooking."
A nasty or disgusting person.
- You gluttonous pig ! Now that you've eaten all the cupcakes, there will be none for the party!
A dirty or slovenly person.
- She considered him a pig as he invariably stared at her bosom when they talked.
- He was a pig and his apartment a pigpen; take-away containers and pizza boxes in a long, moldy stream lined his counter tops.
* 1989 , , (Carrion Comfort) ,
- The protester shouted, “Don't give in to the pigs !” as he was arrested.
- “...Sounds too easy,” Marvin was saying. “What about the pigs ?”
* 1990 , Jay Robert Nash, Encyclopedia of World Crime: Volume 1: A-C ,
- He meant police.
* 2008 , Frank Kusch, Battleground Chicago: The Police and the 1968 Democratic National Convention ,
- The bank robberies went on and each raid became more bloody, Meinhof encouraging her followers to “kill the pigs ” offering the slightest resistance, referring to policemen.
* 2011 , T. J. English, The Savage City: Race, Murder and a Generation on the Edge ,
- Backing 300 of the more aggressive protesters was a supporting cast of several thousand more who stared down the small line of police. Those in front resumed their taunts of “Pig', '''pig''', fascist '''pig''',” and “'''pigs''' eat shit, ' pigs eat shit.” The rest of the crowd, however, backed off and sat down on the grass when reinforcements arrived. Police did not retaliate for the name-calling, and within minutes the line of demonstrators broke apart and the incident was over without violence.113
(informal) A difficult problem.
- But me, I joined the party to fight the pigs . That?s why I joined. Because my experience with the police was always negative.
(countable, and, uncountable) A block of cast metal.
- Hrm... this one's a real pig : I've been banging my head against the wall over it for hours!
- The conveyor carried the pigs from the smelter to the freight cars.
The mold in which a block of metal is cast.
- After the ill-advised trade, the investor was stuck with worthless options for 10,000 tons of iron pig .
(engineering) A device for cleaning or inspecting the inside of an oil or gas pipeline, or for separating different substances within the pipeline. Named for the pig-like squealing noise made by their progress.
- The pig was cracked, and molten metal was oozing from the side.
(pejorative) a person who is obese to the extent of resembling a pig (the animal)
The general-purpose M60 machine gun, considered to be heavy and bulky.
- Unfortunately, the pig sent to clear the obstruction got lodged in a tight bend, adding to the problem.
- Unfortunately, the M60 is about twenty-four pounds and is very unbalanced. You try carrying the pig around the jungle and see how you feel.
* (mammal of genus Sus) hog, swine, see also
* (someone who overeats or eats rapidly) see
* (nasty or disgusting person) see
* (police officer) see
* (mammal of genus Sus) boar, herd boar; sow, brood sow; piglet, piggy
(terms derived from the noun "pig")
* blind pig
* bush pig
* dish pig
* eat like a pig
* flying pig
* guinea pig
* happy as a pig in shit
* if pigs had wings
* in a pig's eye
* pig bed
* piggy bank
* pig in a blanket
* pig in a poke
* pig iron
* pig it
* pig Latin
* pig lead
* pig out
* potbellied pig
* suckling pig
* sweat like a pig
* when pigs fly
* whistle pig
* year of the pig
* Abenaki: (l) (from "pigs")
* Malecite-Passamaquoddy: (l) (from "pigs")
(of swine) to give birth.
To greedily consume (especially food).
- The black sow pigged at seven this morning.
* 2009 , Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice , Vintage 2010, p. 349:
- ''They were pigging on the free food at the bar.
To huddle or lie together like pigs, in one bed.
- "Wow, Doc. That's heavy." Denis sat there pigging on the joint as usual.
Origin unknown. See (m).
(Scottish) earthenware, or an earthenware shard
An earthenware hot-water jar to warm a bed; a stone bed warmer