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Meaning & Definition of Egg in English

English

Egg

/ɛg/

noun

1. 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
    synonym:
  • egg

2. Oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food

    synonym:
  • egg
  • ,
  • eggs

3. One of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens

  • "She kicked him in the balls and got away"
    synonym:
  • testis
  • ,
  • testicle
  • ,
  • orchis
  • ,
  • ball
  • ,
  • ballock
  • ,
  • bollock
  • ,
  • nut
  • ,
  • egg

verb

1. Throw eggs at

    synonym:
  • egg

2. Coat with beaten egg

  • "Egg a schnitzel"
    synonym:
  • egg

Examples of using

It was so hot in Australia yesterday that Tom managed to fry an egg on a shovel.
Tom salted his egg.
Somebody ate my Easter egg.