War vs Pig - What's the difference?

war | pig |

As a proper noun war

is the personification of war, often depicted in armor, and riding a red horse.

As an acronym pig is

persuade identify gotv, electoral technique commonly employed in the united kingdom or pig can be .



Alternative forms

* warre (obsolete)


  • (uncountable) Organized]], large-scale, armed conflict between [[country, countries or between national, ethnic, or other sizeable groups, usually involving the engagement of military forces.
  • * 1917 , (Henry Ford), My Life and Work , Chapter 17:
  • Nobody can deny that war' is a profitable business for those who like that kind of money. ' War is an orgy of money, just as it is an orgy of blood.
  • * 2007 , Carlos Ramirez-Faria, Concise Encyclopaedia of World History :
  • Germany declared war' on France, who reciprocated, on August 3 [1939], and England declared ' war on Germany on August 4, when Belgium was already under invasion.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Old soldiers? , passage=Whether modern, industrial man is less or more warlike than his hunter-gatherer ancestors is impossible to determine.
  • (countable) A particular conflict of this kind.
  • * 1865 , (Herman Melville), "The Surrender at Appomattox":
  • All human tribes glad token see
    In the close of the wars of .
  • * 1999 , (Bill Clinton) at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C, November 8 1999:
  • A second challenge will be to implement, with our allies, a plan of stability in the Balkans, so that the region's bitter ethnic problems can no longer be exploited by dictators and Americans do not have to cross the Atlantic again to fight in another war .
  • (countable) By extension, any conflict, or anything resembling a conflict.
  • # (figuratively) A campaign against something.
  • The "war on drugs" is a campaign against the use of narcotic drugs.
  • The "war on terror" is a campaign against terrorist crime.
  • In the US, conservatives rail against the "war on Christmas".
  • # (business, countable) A bout of fierce competition in trade.
  • I reaped the benefit of the car dealerships' price war , getting my car for far less than it's worth.
  • The cellular phone companies were engaged in a freebie war , each offering various services thrown in when one purchased a plan.
  • (obsolete, uncountable) Instruments of war.
  • * Prior
  • His complement of stores, and total war .
  • (obsolete) Armed forces.
  • * Milton
  • On their embattled ranks the waves return, / And overwhelm their war .
  • (uncountable) A particular card game for two players, notable for having its outcome predetermined by how the cards are dealt.
  • * 2004 , Karen Salyer McElmurray, Strange Birds in the Tree of Heaven
  • We played crazy eights, war , fifty-two card pickup. Rudy flipped the whole deck across the table at me and the cards sailed to the floor, kings, queens, deuces.


    * peace

    Derived terms

    * all's fair in love and war * anti-war * civil war * cold war * conventional war * declaration of war * dynastic war * edit war * flame war * gas war * go to war * holy war * hot war * Hundred Years' War * inter-war * laws of war * man of war, man-of-war, man-o-war, man-o'-war * man-o'-war suit * nuclear war * perpetual war * pissing war * Portuguese man-of-war * post-war * pre-war * price war * prisoner of war, , PW * pro-war * proxy war * revert war * ship of war * spoils of war * state of war * theater of war, theatre of war * thumb war * total war * trade war * tug of war * turf war * undeclared war * war- * war between the sexes * war bond * war bonnet * war bride * War Cabinet * war chalk * war chest * war child * war crime * war criminal * war cry * war dance * war-dial * war-drive * warfare * war game, wargame * war groom * war hammer * warhead * war hound * warlord * war machine * warmonger * war of aggression * war of conquest * war of nerves * war of words * war paint, warpaint * war party * warpath * war reparations * war-ridden * warring * warrior * war room * war story * wartime * war to end all wars * war torn, war-torn * war veteran * war whoop * war widow * war zone * world war * World War One * World War Two

    See also

    * battle


  • To engage in conflict (may be followed by "with" to specify the foe).
  • * (William Shakespeare), King Henry V , act 3, sc. 1:
  • Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more . . .
    Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
    And teach them how to war .
  • * 1882 , (George Bernard Shaw), Cashel Byron's Profession , ch. 14:
  • This vein of reflection, warring with his inner knowledge that he had been driven by fear and hatred . . ., produced an exhausting whirl in his thoughts.
    To war the Scot, and borders to defend. — Daniel.
  • To carry on, as a contest; to wage.
  • That thou mightest war a good warfare. — Tim. i. 18.





    (wikipedia pig) (Sus)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) 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 .”


    (en noun)
  • 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 .
  • The farmer kept a pen with two pigs that he fed from table scraps and field waste.
  • (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:
  • 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.
  • (uncountable) The edible meat of such an animal; pork.
  • Some religions prohibit their adherents from eating pig .
  • * 2005 , Ross Eddy Osborn, Thorns of a Tainted Rose (ISBN 0741425319), page 196:
  • "Miss Chastene, could you fetch me out an extra plate of pig and biscuit[?] My partner can't do without your marvelous cooking."
  • Someone who overeats or eats rapidly and noisily.
  • You gluttonous pig ! Now that you've eaten all the cupcakes, there will be none for the party!
  • A nasty or disgusting person.
  • She considered him a pig as he invariably stared at her bosom when they talked.
  • A dirty or slovenly person.
  • He was a pig and his apartment a pigpen; take-away containers and pizza boxes in a long, moldy stream lined his counter tops.
  • The protester shouted, “Don't give in to the pigs !” as he was arrested.
  • * 1989 , , (Carrion Comfort) , page 359,
  • “...Sounds too easy,” Marvin was saying. “What about the pigs ?”
    He meant police.
  • * 1990 , Jay Robert Nash, Encyclopedia of World Crime: Volume 1: A-C , page 198,
  • 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.
  • * 2008 , Frank Kusch, Battleground Chicago: The Police and the 1968 Democratic National Convention , page 63,
  • 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
  • * 2011 , T. J. English, The Savage City: Race, Murder and a Generation on the Edge , unnumbered page,
  • But me, I joined the party to fight the pigs . That?s why I joined. Because my experience with the police was always negative.
  • (informal) A difficult problem.
  • Hrm... this one's a real pig : I've been banging my head against the wall over it for hours!
  • (countable, and, uncountable) A block of cast metal.
  • The conveyor carried the pigs from the smelter to the freight cars.
    After the ill-advised trade, the investor was stuck with worthless options for 10,000 tons of iron pig .
  • The mold in which a block of metal is cast.
  • The pig was cracked, and molten metal was oozing from the side.
  • (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.
  • Unfortunately, the pig sent to clear the obstruction got lodged in a tight bend, adding to the problem.
  • (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 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 * see
    * (mammal of genus Sus) boar, herd boar; sow, brood sow; piglet, piggy
    Derived terms
    (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 * pigface * piggery * piggish * piggy * piggy bank * piggyback * pigheaded * pig in a blanket * pig in a poke * pig iron * pig it * pig Latin * pig lead * piglet * pig-out * pig out * pigpen * pigskin * pig-sticking * pigsty * pigtail * pigweed * 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.
  • The black sow pigged at seven this morning.
  • To greedily consume (especially food).
  • ''They were pigging on the free food at the bar.
  • * 2009 , Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice , Vintage 2010, p. 349:
  • "Wow, Doc. That's heavy." Denis sat there pigging on the joint as usual.
  • To huddle or lie together like pigs, in one bed.
  • Etymology 2

    Origin unknown. See (m).


    (en noun)
  • (Scottish) earthenware, or an earthenware shard
  • An earthenware hot-water jar to warm a bed; a stone bed warmer
  • Derived terms
    * pig-man * pig-wife * pig-cart * pig-ass * pig-shop