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RIG 4 

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GI 3 

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Definitions and meaning of rig

rig

Pronunciation

  • enPR: rĭg, IPA(key): /ɹɪɡ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪɡ

Etymology 1

From Early Modern English rygge, probably of North Germanic origin. Compare Norwegian rigge (to bind up; wrap around; rig; equip), Swedish dialectal rigga (to rig a horse). Possibly from Proto-Germanic *rik- (to bind), from Proto-Indo-European *rign-, *reyg- (to bind); or related to Old English *wrīhan, wrīohan, wrēohan, wrēon (to bind; wrap up; cover). See also wry (to cover; clothe; dress; hide).

Noun

rig (plural rigs)

  1. (nautical) The rigging of a sailing ship or other such craft.
  2. Special equipment or gear used for a particular purpose.
    The climbers each had a different rig for climbing that particular rockface.
  3. (US) A large truck such as a semi-tractor.
    Every rig at the truckstop had custom-made mud-flaps.
  4. The special apparatus used for drilling wells.
  5. (informal) A costume or an outfit.
    My sister and I always made our own rigs for Halloween.
  6. (slang, computing) A computer case, often modified for looks.
    • 2004, Radford Castro, Let Me Play: Stories of Gaming and Emulation (page 104)
      When I saw a special version of Quake running on Voodoo hardware, I knew I would be forking out quite a bit of money on my gaming rig.
  7. An imperfectly castrated horse, sheep etc.
  8. (slang) Radio equipment, especially a citizen's band transceiver.
  9. (animation) A model outfitted with parameterized controls for animation.
Translations

Verb

rig (third-person singular simple present rigs, present participle rigging, simple past and past participle rigged)

  1. (transitive) To fit out with a harness or other equipment.
  2. (transitive, nautical) To equip and fit (a ship) with sails, shrouds, and yards.
  3. (transitive, informal) To dress or clothe in some costume.
  4. (transitive) To make or construct something in haste or in a makeshift manner.
  5. (transitive) To manipulate something dishonestly for personal gain or discriminatory purposes.
  6. (transitive, obsolete) To make free with; hence, to steal; to pilfer.
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  7. (transitive, intransitive, animation) To outfit a model with controls for animation.
Translations

Etymology 2

See ridge.

Noun

rig (plural rigs)

  1. (Britain, Scotland, dialect) A ridge.

Etymology 3

Compare wriggle.

Noun

rig (plural rigs)

  1. (obsolete) A wanton; one given to unbecoming conduct.
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  2. A promiscuous woman.
    • 1936: Like the Phoenix by Anthony Bertram
      However, terrible as it may seem to the tall maiden sisters of J.P.'s in Queen Anne houses with walled vegetable gardens, this courtesan, strumpet, harlot, whore, punk, fille de joie, street-walker, this trollop, this trull, this baggage, this hussy, this drab, skit, rig, quean, mopsy, demirep, demimondaine, this wanton, this fornicatress, this doxy, this concubine, this frail sister, this poor Queenie--did actually solicit me, did actually say 'coming home to-night, dearie' and my soul was not blasted enough to call a policeman.
  3. (obsolete) A sportive or unbecoming trick; a frolic.
    • 1782, William Cowper, The Diverting History of John Gilpin
      He little dreamt when he set out / Of running such a rig.
  4. (obsolete) A blast of wind.
    • 1796, Edmund Burke, Letters on a Regicide Peace
      that uncertain season before the rigs of old Michaelmas were yet well composed.
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Verb

rig (third-person singular simple present rigs, present participle rigging, simple past and past participle rigged)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To play the wanton; to act in an unbecoming manner; to play tricks.
    • 1616, George Chapman, The Hymn to Hermes, in The Whole Works of Homer (tr.),
      Rigging and rifling all ways, and no noise / Made with thy soft feet, where it all destroys.
Synonyms
  • See Thesaurus:harlotize

Etymology 4

From ring (algebraic structure), omitting the letter n to suggest the lack of negatives. Compare structure like a ring but lacking a multiplicative identity.

Noun

rig (plural rigs)

  1. (algebra, ring theory) An algebraic structure similar to a ring, but without the requirement that every element have an additive inverse.
    • 2004, ACM SIGPLAN Notices, Volume 39, ACM Press, page 81,
      The set of natural numbers N with the usual operations of addition and multiplication is a rig, but not a ring. The set of integers Z is a ring. For a rig/ring (R,0,+,1,−), the set of polynomials R[x] on a generator x with the usual operations of addition and multiplication is also a rig/ring.
    • 2004, Jerzy Marcinkowski (editor), Computer Science Logic: 18th International Workshop, CSL 2004, Proceedings, Springer, LNCS 3210, page 17,
      It follows that for each object A its endomorphisms EndC(A) = C(A,A) has the structure of what is now called a rig, that is to say a (commutative) ring without negatives.
Synonyms
  • (algebraic structure like a ring but without additive inverses): semiring

Anagrams

  • G.R.I., GRI, IrG

Albanian

Etymology

From Greek ρήγας (rígas), cognate with the also borrowed Romanian rigă. Ultimately from Latin rex, thus forming a doublet of regj.

Noun

rig m (indefinite plural riga)

  1. (rare, card games) king in a pack of playing cards
    Synonyms: mbret, kerr

Derived terms

  • rigash

Related terms

  • regj

References


Danish

Etymology 1

From Old Norse ríkr (rich), from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz, a derivative of *rīks (king, ruler), itself a borrowing from Proto-Celtic *rīxs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈʁiˀ]
  • Rhymes: -iːˀ

Adjective

rig (neuter rigt, plural and definite singular attributive rige, comparative rigere, superlative (predicative) rigest, superlative (attributive) rigeste)

  1. rich (having wealth)
  2. wealthy, affluent
  3. exuberant, luxuriant
Inflection

Etymology 2

From English rig

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈʁɛɡ̊]
  • Rhymes: -eɡ

Noun

rig c (singular definite riggen, plural indefinite rigge)

  1. rig (the arrangement of masts etc., the special apparatus used for drilling oil wells)
Inflection

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈʁɛɡ̊]

Verb

rig

  1. imperative of rigge

Old Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈr͈ʲiɣ/

Verb

·rig

  1. first-person singular future conjunct of téit

Mutation


Source: wiktionary.org
  • having fissures.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)