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English Dictionary: rig by the DICT Development Group
8 results for rig
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise
  2. a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together
    Synonym(s): trailer truck, tractor trailer, trucking rig, rig, articulated lorry, semi
  3. formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel
    Synonym(s): rig, rigging
  4. a set of clothing (with accessories); "his getup was exceedingly elegant"
    Synonym(s): outfit, getup, rig, turnout
  5. gear used in fishing
    Synonym(s): fishing gear, tackle, fishing tackle, fishing rig, rig
  6. a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
    Synonym(s): carriage, equipage, rig
  7. the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"
    Synonym(s): swindle, cheat, rig
  1. arrange the outcome of by means of deceit; "rig an election"
    Synonym(s): rig, set up
  2. manipulate in a fraudulent manner; "rig prices"
    Synonym(s): rig, manipulate
  3. connect or secure to; "They rigged the bomb to the ignition"
  4. equip with sails or masts; "rig a ship"
    Synonym(s): rig, set, set up
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rig \Rig\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rigged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Rigging}.] [Norweg. rigga to bind, particularly, to wrap
      round, rig; cf. AS. wr[c6]han to cover.]
      1. To furnish with apparatus or gear; to fit with tackling.
      2. To dress; to equip; to clothe, especially in an odd or
            fanciful manner; -- commonly followed by out.
                     Jack was rigged out in his gold and silver lace.
      {To rig a purchase}, to adapt apparatus so as to get a
            purchase for moving a weight, as with a lever, tackle,
            capstan, etc.
      {To rig a ship} (Naut.), to fit the shrouds, stays, braces,
            etc., to their respective masts and yards.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rig \Rig\, n. [See {Ridge}.]
      A ridge. [Prov. or Scott.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rig \Rig\, n.
      1. (Naut.) The peculiar fitting in shape, number, and
            arrangement of sails and masts, by which different types
            of vessels are distinguished; as, schooner rig, ship rig,
            etc. See Illustration in Appendix.
      2. Dress; esp., odd or fanciful clothing. [Colloq.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rig \Rig\, n. [Cf. {Wriggle}.]
      1. A romp; a wanton; one given to unbecoming conduct. [Obs.]
      2. A sportive or unbecoming trick; a frolic.
      3. A blast of wind. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
                     That uncertain season before the rigs of Michaelmas
                     were yet well composed.                     --Burke.
      {To run a rig}, to play a trick; to engage in a frolic; to do
            something strange and unbecoming.
                     He little dreamt when he set out Of running such a
                     rig.                                                   --Cowper.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rig \Rig\, v. i.
      To play the wanton; to act in an unbecoming manner; to play
      tricks. [bd]Rigging and rifling all ways.[b8] --Chapman.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rig \Rig\, v. t.
      To make free with; hence, to steal; to pilfer. [Obs. or
      Prov.] --Tusser.
      {To rig the market} (Stock Exchange), to raise or lower
            market prices, as by some fraud or trick. [Cant]

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Rig, WV
      Zip code(s): 26836
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