Definition of Egg

1. 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.

Terms within: Chalaza, Vitellus, Yolk
Specialized synonyms: Nit, Spawn, Roe, Silkworm Seed, Roe
Generic synonyms: Egg Cell, Ovum

2. Verb. Throw eggs at.
Generic synonyms: Bombard, Pelt

3. Noun. Oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food.
Exact synonyms: Eggs
Generic synonyms: Food Product, Foodstuff
Terms within: Albumen, Egg White, Ovalbumin, White, Egg Yolk, Yolk, Eggshell, Shell
Terms within: Protein

4. Verb. Coat with beaten egg. "Egg a schnitzel"
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Coat, Surface

5. Noun. One of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens. "She kicked him in the balls and got away"

Definition of Egg

1. n. 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. v. t. To urge on; to instigate; to incite&?;

Definition of Egg

1. Noun. (context: zoology countable) An approximately spherical or ellipsoidal body produced by birds, snakes, insects and other animals housing the embryo during its development. ¹

2. Noun. The '''egg''' of a domestic fowl as an item of food. ¹

3. Noun. The contents of one or more (hen's usually) eggs as a culinary ingredient, etc. ¹

4. Noun. (context: biology countable) The female primary cell, the ovum. ¹

5. Noun. Something shaped like an egg, such as an Easter egg or a chocolate egg. ¹

6. Noun. A swelling on one's head, usually large or noticeable, associated with an injury. ¹

7. Noun. (context: mildly pejorative slang ethnic slur), (context: potentially offensive) A person of Caucasian (Western) ancestry, who has a strong desire to learn about and immerse him- or herself in East Asian culture, and/or such a person who is perceived as behaving as if he or she were Asian (from the "white" outside and "yellow" inside). ¹

8. Noun. (NZ) (context: pejorative) A foolish or obnoxious person. ¹

9. Noun. In terms such as ''good egg'', ''bad egg'', ''tough egg'' etc., a person, fellow. ¹

10. Verb. To throw '''eggs''' at. ¹

11. Verb. To dip in or coat with beaten '''egg''' (cooking). ¹

12. Verb. To distort a circular cross-section (as in a tube) to an elliptical or oval shape, either inadvertently or intentionally. ¹

13. Verb. (obsolete except in egg on) To encourage, incite. ¹

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Definition of Egg

1. to incite or urge [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Egg

1. A structure which the females of certain animal species lay as a means of reproduction, it contains a fertilized zygote and nutrition in the form of yolk for the developing offspring, sometimes contains other substances (e.g., the white of a hen's egg), sometimes surrounded by a protective outer shell. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Egg

egg (current term)
egg-laying mammal
egg-on-its-side heart
egg-white injury

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