1. stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Swine \Swine\, n. sing. & pl. [OE. swin, AS. sw[imac]n; akin to
OFries. & OS. swin, D. zwijn, G. schwein, OHG. sw[imac]n,
Icel. sv[imac]n, Sw. svin, Dan. sviin, Goth. swein;
originally a diminutive corresponding to E. sow. See Sow,
Any animal of the hog kind, especially one of the domestical
species. Swine secrete a large amount of subcutaneous fat,
which, when extracted, is known as lard. The male is
specifically called boar, the female, sow, and the young,
pig. See Hog. "A great herd of swine." --Mark v. 11.
Swine grass (Bot.), knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare); --
so called because eaten by swine.
Swine oat (Bot.), a kind of oat sometimes grown for swine.
Swine's cress (Bot.), a species of cress of the genus
Senebiera (Senebiera Coronopus).
Swine's head, a dolt; a blockhead. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Swine thistle (Bot.), the sow thistle.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
66 Moby Thesaurus words for "swine":
Berkshire, Cyrenaic, Duroc, Duroc-Jersey, Heliogabalus, Hereford,
Sardanapalus, Wessex saddleback, Yorkshire, animal, barrow, beast,
boar, bon vivant, carpet knight, cur, dog, drab, epicure,
epicurean, frump, gilt, gourmand, gourmet, hedonist, hog, hound,
hyena, insect, large white, litterbug, mongrel, pig, piggy, piglet,
pigling, pleasure-seeker, polecat, porker, razorback, reptile,
schlep, schlump, sensualist, sensuist, serpent, shoat, skunk,
slattern, slob, sloppy Joe, sloven, slut, snake, sow, suckling pig,
sybarite, trollop, tusker, varmint, vermin, viper, voluptuary,
whelp, wild boar, worm
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
(Heb. hazir), regarded as the most unclean and the most abhorred
of all animals (Lev. 11:7; Isa. 65:4; 66:3, 17; Luke 15:15, 16).
A herd of swine were drowned in the Sea of Galilee (Luke 8:32,
33). Spoken of figuratively in Matt. 7:6 (see Prov. 11:22). It
is frequently mentioned as a wild animal, and is evidently the
wild boar (Arab. khanzir), which is common among the marshes of
the Jordan valley (Ps. 80:13).