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By giving the public a rich and full melody, distinctly arranged and well played, all the time creating new tone colors and patterns, I feel we have a better chance of being successful. I want a kick to my band, but I don't want the rhythm to hog the spotlight.
Glenn Miller

Meaning of "hog" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HOG

Old English hogg, from Celtic; compare Cornish hoch.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HOG

hog  [hɒɡ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOG

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hog is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb hog in English.

WHAT DOES HOG MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of hog in the English dictionary

The first definition of hog in the dictionary is a domesticated pig, esp a castrated male weighing more than 102 kg. Other definition of hog is any artiodactyl mammal of the family Suidae; pig. Hog is also a selfish, greedy, or slovenly person.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO HOG

PRESENT

Present
I hog
you hog
he/she/it hogs
we hog
you hog
they hog
Present continuous
I am hogging
you are hogging
he/she/it is hogging
we are hogging
you are hogging
they are hogging
Present perfect
I have hogged
you have hogged
he/she/it has hogged
we have hogged
you have hogged
they have hogged
Present perfect continuous
I have been hogging
you have been hogging
he/she/it has been hogging
we have been hogging
you have been hogging
they have been hogging
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I hogged
you hogged
he/she/it hogged
we hogged
you hogged
they hogged
Past continuous
I was hogging
you were hogging
he/she/it was hogging
we were hogging
you were hogging
they were hogging
Past perfect
I had hogged
you had hogged
he/she/it had hogged
we had hogged
you had hogged
they had hogged
Past perfect continuous
I had been hogging
you had been hogging
he/she/it had been hogging
we had been hogging
you had been hogging
they had been hogging
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will hog
you will hog
he/she/it will hog
we will hog
you will hog
they will hog
Future continuous
I will be hogging
you will be hogging
he/she/it will be hogging
we will be hogging
you will be hogging
they will be hogging
Future perfect
I will have hogged
you will have hogged
he/she/it will have hogged
we will have hogged
you will have hogged
they will have hogged
Future perfect continuous
I will have been hogging
you will have been hogging
he/she/it will have been hogging
we will have been hogging
you will have been hogging
they will have been hogging
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would hog
you would hog
he/she/it would hog
we would hog
you would hog
they would hog
Conditional continuous
I would be hogging
you would be hogging
he/she/it would be hogging
we would be hogging
you would be hogging
they would be hogging
Conditional perfect
I would have hog
you would have hog
he/she/it would have hog
we would have hog
you would have hog
they would have hog
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been hogging
you would have been hogging
he/she/it would have been hogging
we would have been hogging
you would have been hogging
they would have been hogging
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you hog
we let´s hog
you hog
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to hog
Past participle
hogged
Present Participle
hogging
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOG

hog badger
hog cholera
hog heaven
hog mane
hog peanut
hog-ward
hog´s back
hog´s fennel
hogan
Hogarth
Hogarthian
hogback
hogen
hogfish
hogg
hogged
hogger
hoggerel
hoggery

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOG

analog
blog
bog
bulldog
cog
dog
fog
frog
hot dog
hot-dog
jog
log
nog
prog
put on the dog
Tagalog
the Little Dog
tog
vlog
weblog

Synonyms and antonyms of hog in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HOG»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hog» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hog

Translation of «hog» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOG

Find out the translation of hog to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hog from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hog» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cerdo castrado
570 millions of speakers

English

hog
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हॉग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خنزير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

свиней
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

porco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শূকর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

porc
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Babi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Mastschwein
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

雄ブタ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

돼지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lanang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

heo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஹாக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डुक्कर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

domuz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

maiale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wieprz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

свиней
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

porc
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γουρούνι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hog
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hog
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hog
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hog

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOG»

The term «hog» is very widely used and occupies the 7.142 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOG» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hog

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10 QUOTES WITH «HOG»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hog.
1
Jack Hanna
The groundhogs are pretty good at eluding. If somebody is trying to come after a ground hog, they go and they burrow.
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Lewis B. Hershey
When we know as much about people as hog specialists know about hogs, we'll be better off.
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Peter Jurasik
I went whole hog at the actor's lifestyle - really embraced it. I had by then known how much I loved acting already, because I discovered acting from a teacher in the seminary - that's the first place I ever did it, in the seminary.
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Glenn Miller
By giving the public a rich and full melody, distinctly arranged and well played, all the time creating new tone colors and patterns, I feel we have a better chance of being successful. I want a kick to my band, but I don't want the rhythm to hog the spotlight.
5
Jonathan Miller
I'm not really a Jew; just Jew-ish, not the whole hog.
6
J. B. Morton
One disadvantage of being a hog is that at any moment some blundering fool may try to make a silk purse out of your wife's ear.
7
Bob Parsons
You put a tuxedo on me, it's like putting a saddle on a hog.
8
Sam Rayburn
A damn independent boy; independent as a hog on ice.
9
Phil Robertson
We were so poor as kids. I didn't even see a bathtub, running water, hot water, commode - we didn't have any of that. We started with a humble log house, milk cow, garden-raised our own food, killed a hog every year in the fall, and had the meat hanging up in the smokehouse - that was our childhood, me and ol' Si.
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Carly Schroeder
I've always been more of a camera hog than anything, and it's just another way to get it all out!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOG»

Discover the use of hog in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hog and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Hog Book
The Hog Book is one of the most radical works in the annals of classic animal literature.
William Hedgepeth, 2008
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High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America
The work of a masterful storyteller and an acclaimed scholar, Jessica B. Harris's High on the Hog fills an important gap in our culinary history.
Jessica B. Harris, 2011
3
Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America
Opie maps the complex cultural identity of African Americans as it developed through eating habits over hundreds of years.
Frederick Douglass Opie, 2013
4
Hog-Eye
The hilarious story of how a piglet tells her family how she was caught by a wolf and nearly became soup.
‎1998
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Hog butcher
Two young black boys are shaken from their world of play when they witness a murder in a Chicago ghetto
Ronald L. Fair, 1966
6
Gains from Contracting for US Hog Growers
The second purpose is an explicit theoretical modeling of hog contracts to theoretically analyze optimal incentive structures for hog contracts.
Mohammed Helal Uddin, 2008
7
Hog Hunting with Dogs: The Hogdoggers Bible
This book is for hunters that wish to get involved in the sport of hog hunting with dogs. This book is for beginners and experts alike. Everyone will be able to use this book to quickly learn what they need to start hunting right away.
Sean Kelley, 2009
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Hog Pen
Life is sometimes like a hog's pen, and this natural historian has seen it all and lived through glorious and tough times. Ora Lee Grant still has hope in our future and calls on us to live by His words.
Ora Lee Grant, 2012
9
Nobody Wants to Play with a Ball Hog
Because Tyler never misses a shot when he plays basketball, the super athlete stops throwing to his teammates.
Julie A. Gassman, 2010
10
June Hog Salmon
This tale brings home the heartache of our ecological blunders as it showcases our need to appreciate this planet and its critters, like the June Hog Salmon.
Joe Lamy, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOG»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hog is used in the context of the following news items.
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Head Hog Bret Bielema brings home the bacon at SEC Media Days …
Hey, Bret Bielema. Do all of us who care about SEC football a favor, would you? Don't ever change. Please. Don't slow your roll toward ... «AL.com, Jul 15»
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Meet Highway, the rescued hog who is just part of the family | Local …
You'll find hog confinements on farms across the Iowa countryside.But a couple hours north of Des Moines, just outside Gilmore City, you'll find ... «KETV Omaha, Jul 15»
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'Venture into projects,' PVO tells hog raisers groups | Sun.Star
THE Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) is urging hog raisers associations in Negros Occidental to venture into different programs to generate ... «Sun.Star, Jul 15»
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Aoxin Tianli: The Curious Case Of A Chinese Hog Company (ABAC)
Aoxin, previously known as Tianli Agritech, was originally only a hog farming company based in Wuhan City, China. However, over the last ... «Seeking Alpha, Jul 15»
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Stoney Point Farms to host Hog Days of Summer demos - Evening …
HANOVER >> Stoney Point Farms at The Markets at Hanover is hosting special, "Hog Days of Summer" demonstrations at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ... «Evening Sun, Jul 15»
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Philly pig share: Local chefs living high on a single hog - Philly.com
A 250-pound heritage breed hog from just outside of Tampa. And his friends? Fellow Philadelphia chefs, gifted with the opportunity to prepare ... «Philly.com, Jul 15»
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Shelbyville Times-Gazette: Local News: A hog-wild good time (07/15 …
On Saturday, the Happy Pig Collectors Club will hold its annual convention at Bedford County Agriculture and Education Center. This year's ... «Shelbyville Times-Gazette, Jul 15»
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Hog wild: Lancaster County man charged in naked pig romp
He was released after posting bail. Henry allegedly broke into a hog barn on Coffee Street in Millersville about 10:18 p.m. June 26, police said. «Philly.com, Jul 15»
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1 Fort Hood soldier killed, 1 hurt while feral hog hunting - WacoTrib …
Officials disposed of a hog found in an ice chest in the vehicle. © 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be ... «Waco Tribune-Herald, Jul 15»
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'I just like pigs': Nude man drinks Hamm's in neighbor's hog barn …
Police in Manor Township, Lancaster County, say 64-year-old Larry Henry told them, "I just like pigs" when they found him in the hog barn June ... «San Jose Mercury News, Jul 15»

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