Definition of swine
1 : any of various stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous artiodactyl mammals (family Suidae) with a thick bristly skin and a long flexible snout; especially : a domesticated one descended from the wild boar
2 : a contemptible person
Examples of swine in a Sentence
you really are a swine—you have no sense of decency at all!
Recent Examples of swine from the Web
Unfortunately, the swine clearly got to the CDC, too.
Information on human movement and contact rates from WheresGeorge was even used to predict the spread of the 2009 swine flu.
The code also allows Oak Park residents to keep up to two chickens on their properties, but bans pigs, swine, sheep, cattle, horses, goats and other similar animals, officials confirmed.
Strong chemo and radiation put the tumor in remission, but life-threatening cases of swine flu and pneumonia caused his body to reject his lungs, leading to a second transplant.
Johnson says the idea for the series came to her while suffering through the 2010 swine flu pandemic.
The more recent swine flu, while less fatal, has been traced back to pigs raised for food in North America.
The golden swine display is intended to reflect the ridiculous nature of politics in D.C., according to design firm principal Jeffrey Roberts.
Feral swine are now 90 percent of his business; the rest is domestic pork.
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SWINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of swine for English Language Learners
: a very bad person
SWINE Defined for Kids
Definition of swine for Students
: a wild or domestic pig
Medical Definition of swine
: any of various stout-bodied short-legged mammals (family Suidae) with a thick bristly skin and a long mobile snout; especially : a domesticated member of a species (Sus scrofa) that occurs wild in the Old World
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