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egg

Definitions


[ɛɡ], (Noun)

Definitions:
- an oval or round object laid by a female bird, reptile, fish, or invertebrate, usually containing a developing embryo. The eggs of birds are enclosed in a chalky shell, while those of reptiles are in a leathery membrane.

- the female reproductive cell in animals and plants; an ovum.

- a decorative oval moulding, used alternately with triangular shapes
(e.g: egg and dart moulding)

- a person of a specified kind
(e.g: the biography portrays him as a thoroughly bad egg)


Phrases:
- don't put all your eggs in one basket
- go suck an egg
- kill the goose that lays the golden eggs
- lay an egg
- with egg on one's face

Origin:
Middle English (superseding earlier ey, from Old English ǣg): from Old Norse


[ɛɡ], (Verb)

Definitions:
- encourage someone to do something foolish or risky
(e.g: he liked to boast and she would egg him on shamelessly)


Phrases:

Origin:
Middle English: from Old Norse eggja ‘incite’




definition by Oxford Dictionaries




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