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Definitions of swine

  1. A pig or pigs collectively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. A pig; a sow; pigs collectively. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3. stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. An ungulate: a mammal of the genus Sus, which furnishes man with a large portion of his most nourishing food: a hog. The fat or lard of this animal enters into various dishes in cookery. The numerous varieties of the hog or swine bred in U. S. are partly the result of climate and keep. They are all, however, of English importation originally. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. A hog; pig; pigs collectively. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Usage examples for swine

  1. Wanted to set up as a trader- the swine – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  2. Still she was coy, and refused to fulfil her engagement, unless he would be contented to drive swine before her. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck