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Definition of RIG

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Rig \Rig\, n.
     1. (Naut.) The peculiar fitting in shape, number, and arrangement of sails and masts, by which different types of vessels are distinguished; as, schooner rig, ship rig, etc. See Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster]

     2. Dress; esp., odd or fanciful clothing. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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Rig \Rig\, n. [Cf. {Wriggle}.]
     1. A romp; a wanton; one given to unbecoming conduct. [Obs.]
        --Fuller.
        [1913 Webster]

     2. A sportive or unbecoming trick; a frolic.
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     3. A blast of wind. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
        [1913 Webster]

              That uncertain season before the rigs of Michaelmas were yet well composed.               --Burke. [1913 Webster]

     {To run a rig}, to play a trick; to engage in a frolic; to do something strange and unbecoming. [1913 Webster]

              He little dreamt when he set out
              Of running such a rig.                --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

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

Rig \Rig\, v. i.
     To play the wanton; to act in an unbecoming manner; to play tricks. "Rigging and rifling all ways." --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

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Rig \Rig\, v. t.
     To make free with; hence, to steal; to pilfer. [Obs. or Prov.] --Tusser. [1913 Webster]

     {To rig the market} (Stock Exchange), to raise or lower market prices, as by some fraud or trick. [Cant] [1913 Webster]

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

Rig \Rig\, n. [See {Ridge}.]
     A ridge. [Prov. or Scott.]
     [1913 Webster]

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

Rig \Rig\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rigged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rigging}.] [Norweg. rigga to bind, particularly, to wrap round, rig; cf. AS. wr[imac]han to cover.]
     1. To furnish with apparatus or gear; to fit with tackling. [1913 Webster]

     2. To dress; to equip; to clothe, especially in an odd or fanciful manner; -- commonly followed by out. [1913 Webster]

              Jack was rigged out in his gold and silver lace.
                                                    --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

     {To rig a purchase}, to adapt apparatus so as to get a purchase for moving a weight, as with a lever, tackle, capstan, etc.

     {To rig a ship} (Naut.), to fit the shrouds, stays, braces, etc., to their respective masts and yards. [1913 Webster]

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

RIG
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RIG
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184 Moby Thesaurus words for "rig":
     Dalai Lama, Holy Roman Emperor, Inca, Kaiser, accouter, accouterments, adulterate, angle, antic, apparatus, appliances, appoint, appointments, appurtenances, ardri, arm, armament, ballet skirt, bamboozle, bey, bib and tucker, brew, buskin, cabal, cacique, caesar, cap and bells, caparison, caper, cham, chicane, collude, complot, con, concoct, connive, conspire, conveniences, cook, cook up, costume, countermine, counterplot, czar, disguise, doctor, dress, duffel, engineer, equip, equipage, equipment, facilities, facility, fake, finagle, finesse, fit, fit out, fit up, fittings, fix, fixtures, flimflam, fool, four-in-hand, frame, frame up, frock, frolic, furnish, furnishings, furniture, gear, getup, guise, gull, habit, harness, hatch, hatch a plot, hatch up, heel, hoax, hoodwink, impedimenta, installations, intrigue, juggle, kaid, khan, kit, lark, lay a plot, livery, load, machinate, machinery, man, maneuver, manipulate, masquerade, materiel, mikado, monkeyshine, motley, munition, munitions, negus, operate, outfit, pack, pack the deal, padishah, pair, paraphernalia, pendragon, pharaoh, plan, plant, plot, plumbing, prearrange, preconcert, precontrive, predesign, premeditate, preorder, prepare, randem, retouch, rig out, rig up, rigging, ropework, roping, running rigging, sachem, sagamore, salt, scheme, service, serving, set up, setout, sew up, shah, sheikh, shenanigan, shines, shogun, sock, sophisticate, span, spike, spike team, stack, stack the cards, staff, standing rigging, stock-in-trade, suit, tackle, tackling, tamper with, tandem, team, tenno, things, three-up, tights, trappings, trick, trousseau, turn out, turnout, tutu, tycoon, unicorn, uniform, utensils, wangle, wardrobe, whipping


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