Definition of egg
eggyplay \ˈe-gē, ˈā-\ adjective
Examples of egg in a Sentence
The egg will hatch about 10 days after it is laid.
the smell of rotten eggs
I bought a carton of eggs.
a batter made from flour and egg
The egg is fertilized by the sperm.
Origin and Etymology of egg
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsbaby, being, bird, bod [British], body, character, cookie (or cooky), creature, customer, devil, duck, human, face, fish, guy, head, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, slob, sort, soul, specimen, stiff, thing, wight
Related Wordshominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebody
Near Antonymsanimal, beast, beastie, brute, critter
First Known Use of egg
EGG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of egg for English Language Learners
: a hard-shelled oval thing from which a young bird is born; also : an oval or round thing from which a snake, frog, insect, etc., is born
: the egg of a bird (especially a chicken) eaten as food
biology : a cell that is produced by the female sexual organs and that combines with the male's sperm in reproduction
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