EGG

egg

(noun) animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds

testis, testicle, orchis, ball, ballock, bollock, nut, egg

(noun) one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; “she kicked him in the balls and got away”

egg, eggs

(noun) oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food

egg

(verb) coat with beaten egg; “egg a schnitzel”

egg

(verb) throw eggs at

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Noun

egg (plural eggs)

(zoology, countable) An approximately spherical or ellipsoidal body produced by birds, reptiles, insects and other animals, housing the embryo during its development.

(countable, uncountable) The egg of a domestic fowl (especially a hen) or its contents, used as food.

(biology, countable) The female primary cell, the ovum.

Anything shaped like an egg, such as an Easter egg or a chocolate egg.

A swelling on one's head, usually large or noticeable, associated with an injury.

(slang, mildly, pejorative, potentially offensive) A Caucasian who behaves as if they were (East) Asian (from being "white" outside and "yellow" inside).

(NZ, pejorative) A foolish or obnoxious person.

(informal) A person, fellow.

(LGBT, slang) A person who is regarded as having not yet realized they are transgender, has not yet come out, or is in the early stages of transitioning.

(computing) One of the blocks of data injected into a program's address space for use by certain forms of shellcode, such as "omelettes".

Verb

egg (third-person singular simple present eggs, present participle egging, simple past and past participle egged)

To throw eggs at.

(cooking) To dip in or coat with beaten egg.

To distort a circular cross-section (as in a tube) to an elliptical or oval shape, either inadvertently or intentionally.

Etymology 2

Verb

egg (third-person singular simple present eggs, present participle egging, simple past and past participle egged)

(transitive, obsolete except in egg on) To encourage, incite.

Anagrams

• GGE, Geg, geg

Proper noun

Egg

A surname.

(automotive, informal) A Koenigsegg car.

Anagrams

• GGE, Geg, geg

Source: Wiktionary


Egg, n. Etym: [OE., fr. Icel. egg; akin to AS. æg (whence OE. ey), Sw. ägg, Dan. æg, G. & D. ei, and prob. to OSlav. aje, jaje, L. ovum, Gr. ugh, Gael. ubh, and perh. to L. avis bird. Cf. Oval.]

1. (Popularly)

Definition: The oval or roundish body laid by domestic poultry and other birds, tortoises, etc. It consists of a yolk, usually surrounded by the "white" or albumen, and inclosed in a shell or strong membrane.

2. (Biol.)

Definition: A simple cell, from the development of which the young of animals are formed; ovum; germ cell.

3. Anything resembling an egg in form.

Note: Egg is used adjectively, or as the first part of self- explaining compounds; as, egg beater or egg-beater, egg case, egg ladle, egg-shaped, etc. Egg and anchor (Arch.), an egg-shaped ornament, alternating with another in the form of a dart, used to enrich the ovolo; -- called also egg and dart, and egg and tongue. See Anchor, n., 5. Ogilvie.

– Egg cleavage (Biol.), a process of cleavage or segmentation, by which the egg undergoes endogenous division with formation of a mass of nearly similar cells, from the growth and differentiation of which the new organism is ultimately formed. See Segmentation of the ovum, under Segmentation.

– Egg development (Biol.), the process of the development of an egg, by which the embryo is formed.

– Egg mite (Zoöl.), any mite which devours the eggs of insects, as Nothrus ovivorus, which destroys those of the canker worm.

– Egg parasite (Zoöl.), any small hymenopterous insect, which, in the larval stage, lives within the eggs of other insects. Many genera and species are known.

Egg, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Egged; p. pr. & vb. n. Egging.] Etym: [OE. eggen, Icel. eggja, fr. egg edge. Edge.]

Definition: To urge on; to instigate; to incite Adam and Eve he egged to ill. Piers Plowman. [She] did egg him on to tell How fair she was. Warner.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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