Egg

Noun

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

    "I also determine the minimal amount of egg required to make good mayonnaise."

  • (biology, countable) The female primary cell, the ovum.
  • In terms such as good egg, bad egg, tough egg etc., a person, fellow.
  • (zoology, countable) An approximately spherical or ellipsoidal body produced by birds, snakes, 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.

    "The farmer offered me some fresh eggs, but I told him I was allergic to egg."

  • A swelling on one's head, usually large or noticeable, associated with an injury.
  • (countable, uncountable) The egg of a domestic fowl (especially a hen) or its contents, used as food.

    "We made a big omelette with three eggs."

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

Verb

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

    "After I cut the tubing, I found that I had slightly egged it in the vise."

  • To dip in or coat with beaten egg (cooking).
  • To throw eggs at.
  • (obsolete except in egg on) To encourage, incite.

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