rig

verb (1)
\ ˈrig How to pronounce rig (audio) \
rigged; rigging

Definition of rig

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to fit out with rigging rig a ship
2 : clothe, dress usually used with out
3 : to furnish with special gear : equip
4a : to put in condition or position for use : adjust, arrange a car rigged for manual control
b : construct rig up a temporary shelter

rig

noun

Definition of rig (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : the distinctive shape, number, and arrangement of sails and masts of a ship
2 : equipage especially : a carriage with its horse
4 : tackle, equipment, or machinery fitted for a specified purpose an oil-drilling rig
5 : a tractor-trailer combination

rig

verb (2)
rigged; rigging

Definition of rig (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to manipulate or control usually by deceptive or dishonest means rig an election
2 : to fix in advance for a desired result rig the contest

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Synonyms for rig

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of rig in a Sentence

Noun He drives a big rig. the rig of a schooner

First Known Use of rig

Verb (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for rig

Verb (1)

probably back-formation from rigging

Verb (2)

rig, noun, a swindle

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The first known use of rig was in the 15th century

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“Rig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rig. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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rig

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rig

: equipment or machinery that is used for a particular purpose
: a large truck that is attached to a trailer
: the way the sails and masts are arranged on a ship or boat

rig

verb
\ ˈrig How to pronounce rig (audio) \
rigged; rigging

Kids Definition of rig

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to build or set up usually quickly and for temporary use We rigged up a shelter of branches.
2 : to provide (as a ship) with rigging
4 : to provide with gear The firefighters were rigged out in protective suits.

rig

noun

Kids Definition of rig (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the shape, number, and arrangement of sails and masts of a ship that sets it apart from other types of ships
2 : equipment or machinery for a certain purpose an oil-drilling rig

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