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Definition of HOG

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Hog \Hog\ (h[o^]g), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow, Armor. houc'h, hoc'h. Cf. {Haggis}, {Hogget}, and {Hoggerel}.]
     1. (Zool.) A quadruped of the genus {Sus}, and allied genera of {Suid[ae]}; esp., the domesticated varieties of {Sus scrofa}, kept for their fat and meat, called, respectively, {lard} and {pork}; swine; porker; specifically, a castrated boar; a barrow. [1913 Webster]

     Note: The domestic hogs of Siam, China, and parts of Southern Europe, are thought to have been derived from {Sus Indicus}. [1913 Webster]

     2. A mean, filthy, or gluttonous fellow. [Low.] [1913 Webster]

     3. A young sheep that has not been shorn. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

     4. (Naut.) A rough, flat scrubbing broom for scrubbing a ship's bottom under water. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Paper Manuf.) A device for mixing and stirring the pulp of which paper is made. [1913 Webster]

     {Bush hog}, {Ground hog}, etc.. See under {Bush}, {Ground}, etc.

     {Hog caterpillar} (Zool.), the larva of the green grapevine sphinx; -- so called because the head and first three segments are much smaller than those behind them, so as to make a resemblance to a hog's snout. See {Hawk moth}.

     {Hog cholera}, an epidemic contagious fever of swine, attended by liquid, fetid, diarrhea, and by the appearance on the skin and mucous membrane of spots and patches of a scarlet, purple, or black color. It is fatal in from one to six days, or ends in a slow, uncertain recovery. --Law (Farmer's Veter. Adviser.)

     {Hog deer} (Zool.), the axis deer.

     {Hog gum} (Bot.), West Indian tree ({Symphonia globulifera}), yielding an aromatic gum.

     {Hog of wool}, the trade name for the fleece or wool of sheep of the second year.

     {Hog peanut} (Bot.), a kind of earth pea.

     {Hog plum} (Bot.), a tropical tree, of the genus {Spondias} ({Spondias lutea}), with fruit somewhat resembling plums, but chiefly eaten by hogs. It is found in the West Indies.


     {Hog's bean} (Bot.), the plant henbane.

     {Hog's bread}.(Bot.) See {Sow bread}.

     {Hog's fennel}. (Bot.) See under {Fennel}.

     {Mexican hog} (Zool.), the peccary.

     {Water hog}. (Zool.) See {Capybara}.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Hog \Hog\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hogged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hogging}.]
     1. To cut short like bristles; as, to hog the mane of a horse. --Smart. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Naut.) To scrub with a hog, or scrubbing broom. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Hog \Hog\, v. i. (Naut.)
     To become bent upward in the middle, like a hog's back; -- said of a ship broken or strained so as to have this form. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

hog
   n.,vt.

      1. Favored term to describe programs or hardware that seem to eat far more than their share of a system's resources, esp. those which noticeably degrade interactive response. Not used of programs that are simply extremely large or complex or that are merely painfully slow themselves. More often than not encountered in qualified forms, e.g., memory hog, core hog, hog the processor, hog the disk. ?A controller that never gives up the I/O bus gets killed after the bus-hog timer expires.?

      2. Also said of people who use more than their fair share of resources (particularly disk, where it seems that 10% of the people use 90% of the disk, no matter how big the disk is or how many people use it). Of course, once disk hogs fill up one filesystem, they typically find some other new one to infect, claiming to the sysadmin that they have an important new project to complete.


The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

81 Moby Thesaurus words for "hog":
     adopt, appropriate, arrogate, assume, barrow, belly-god, boar, careerist, colonize, conquer, cormorant, corner, egotist, engross, enslave, forestall, fortune hunter, gilt, glutton, gorger, gormand, gormandizer, gourmand, gourmandizer, greedy eater, greedygut, greedyguts, guttler, husky eater, indent, individualist, jump a claim, lone wolf, loner, make free with, make use of, monopolist, monopolize, narcissist, occupy, overrun, pig, piggy, piglet, pigling, porker, preempt, preoccupy, prepossess, razorback, requisition, road hog, self-advancer, self-pleaser, self-seeker, self-server, shoat, sit on, slattern, sloven, slut, sow, squat on, subjugate, suckling pig, swine, take all of, take it all, take over, take possession of, take up, temporizer, tie up, timepleaser, timeserver, trencherman, trencherwoman, tufthunter, tusker, usurp, wild boar


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