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1An 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.
Example sentences
  • When most birds incubate eggs, the females often produce high levels of prolactin, a hormone involved in parental behavior.
  • Females lay eggs in other birds' nests and leave the rearing to other species.
  • Embryos in the eggs do not begin to develop until their mother warms them through incubation.
1.1An infertile bird’s egg, especially one from a chicken, used for food: scrambled eggs [mass noun]: egg and bacon [as modifier]: an egg sandwich
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • More than three million Brits have tried or are on the controversial diet, which substitutes bread, pasta and potatoes for foods like meat, eggs and cheese.
  • Margaret kept John in order with a healthy diet, eggs from their own chickens, homemade brown bread, jam, and yoghurt.
  • People exist on sausage, bread, eggs, maybe some chicken, things like that.
1.2A thing resembling a bird’s egg in shape: chocolate eggs
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The tradition of giving a chocolate egg to mark the end of Lent dates back to the 19th century and shows little sign of waning.
  • There are sinful treats such as chocolate eggs, hot cross buns, Easter saffron cake, and ginger cookies.
  • The school held an Easter egg raffle in which more than 50 chocolate eggs were won by pupils, with money raised going towards school funds.
2 Biology The female reproductive cell in animals and plants; an ovum.
Example sentences
  • Scientists said yesterday that they had grown an unlimited supply of eggs from embryonic stem cells taken from both male and female embryos.
  • The cells of the fertilised eggs multiply, growing into embryos in an incubator adjusted to the temperature and carbon dioxide levels of the woman's body.
  • Early experiments on mice have already indicated the possibility of turning stem cells into eggs or sperm which could then be used to help infertile couples.
3 Architecture A decorative oval moulding, used alternately with triangular shapes: [as modifier]: egg and dart moulding
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  • The communion table is composed of a beautiful piece of Italian marble, 10 feet long, supported by two bronzed scrolls, and enriched with the honeysuckle and egg mouldings.
  • The eggs are sometimes divided by an anchor or dart, as in the accompanying example.
4 [with adjective] informal , dated A person of a specified kind: the biography portrays him as a thoroughly bad egg
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  • It's a shame that one bad egg can ruin it for everyone.
  • Dealing with a really bad egg, Wilson said, gobbles up time.
  • So even though he shows Ray as a heroin addict, philanderer and at times, generally bad egg, he can't quite bring himself to condemn the man for his actions.

Origen

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

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  • In the Middle Ages the Old Norse word egg started to take over from the earlier ey or eye (plural eyren). The two terms were used side by side for some time, and in 1490 the printer William Caxton wrote about how difficult it was to decide which word to use. See also cockney. If you have egg on your face you look foolish or ridiculous. The first recorded example is from 1950s America. It probably comes from the idea of a messy eater having traces of food around their mouth, but it could also refer to a bad actor being pelted with eggs. Calling someone a good egg or a bad egg—something famous for its unpleasant smell—is now associated with the 1920s and writers such as P. G. Wodehouse, but the expressions are older than that. A disliked or unpleasant person was first called a bad egg in the 1850s; the first person to reverse the words and come up with good egg seems to have been Rudyard Kipling, in 1903. See also curate. The advertising slogan Go to work on an egg, used in Britain by the Egg Marketing Board during the 1960s, is often credited to the novelist Fay Weldon, who used to work as an advertising copywriter. She now says that it was written by another member of her team. The proverb don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs has been in use since the early 18th century to caution someone against giving unwanted advice, in particular trying to tell a more experienced or knowledgeable person how to do something that they already know. Why your grandmother should be sucking eggs in the first place is not certain, but presumably the suggestion is that she has no teeth. An intellectual or highbrow person is sometimes called an egghead because of the association of an egg-like bald head with age and wisdom. This particular use dates from the early years of the 20th century. Eggplant (mid 18th century), an alternative for aubergine, was first used to describe a variety with white egg-shaped fruit. Egg as in to egg someone on is a different word. It comes from Old Norse eggja ‘to incite’.

Frases

don't put all your eggs in one basket

1
proverb Don’t risk everything on the success of one venture: we need to be more tactical and not put all our eggs in one political basket
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Second, granny was right: don't put all your eggs in one basket.
  • Although they violated a fundamental rule of investing - perhaps the fundamental rule of investing, that you don't put all your eggs in one basket - they feel a sense of betrayal, of having been defrauded.
  • Diversify your holdings, so that you don't put all your eggs in one basket - regardless of how carefully you watch that basket.

go suck an egg

2
[as imperative] North American informal Used as an expression of anger or scorn.
Example sentences
  • If I were you, I'd tell him to go suck an egg and stay out of my way.
  • And anyone who looks down on my dancing because I'm big can just go suck an egg.
  • I am me, and if you don't like it, you can go suck an egg!

kill the goose that lays the golden eggs

3
Destroy a reliable and valuable source of income: high taxes kill the goose that lays the golden eggs
[with allusion to one of Aesop's fables]
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • By outsourcing American jobs, American companies are killing the goose that lays the golden eggs, the American consumer.
  • But what the market makers truly don't seem to understand is that neither people nor markets can be controlled for long, and with every well-intentioned stabilization exercise, they risk killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.
  • The important thing today is not the redistribution of the national wealth, but its creation; here Socialism is killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.

lay an egg

4
North American informal Be completely unsuccessful.
Example sentences
  • After laying an egg like this, who is he to cast aspersions at the likes of Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese?
  • The team continued the annual tradition of laying an egg by acquiring a player that they didn't need for more money than he was worth.
  • Upon graduating from Avondale High School for the Performing arts, I went to Clark Atlanta Unviersity and totally laid an egg.

with egg on one's face

5
informal Appearing foolish or ridiculous: don’t underestimate this team, or you’ll be left with egg on your face
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • There's always a chance of danger from a free-kick or something, and you don't want to end up with egg on your face.
  • If you don't want to end up with egg on your face, you had best approach the whole of today with a pinch of salt.
  • So the Aussies are home and the Irish left with egg on their face.

Derivados

eggless

1
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • The menu is huge and international (try lasagne verdure, made with eggless spinach pasta, artichoke enchiladas in ranchero sauce or Thai red pepper curry), the wine list is big and deep and the place is stylish, fun and loud.
  • If someone wants to order a special eggless cake, be it Black Forest or with strawberry or custard filling, we can make it for them.
  • The first was a flourless, eggless dark chocolate torte, which had the consistency of the inside of a truffle and was served slightly chilled.

Words that rhyme with egg

beg, cleg, Eigg, Greg, keg, leg, Meg, peg, skeg, teg, yegg

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[with object] (egg someone on)
Encourage someone to do something foolish or risky: he liked to boast and she would egg him on shamelessly
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The man looked sick, but people around him were egging him on, encouraging him.
  • He rings up bosses where there is a dispute and either eggs them on, or urges them to continue the dispute.
  • Her sister Vanessa egged her on to drive a hard bargain and advised her to withhold the story unless ‘money is paid beforehand’.
Sinónimos
urge, goad, incite, provoke, prick, sting, propel, push, drive, prod, prompt, induce, impel, spur on, cheer on;
encourage, exhort, stimulate, motivate, galvanize, act as a stimulus to, act as an incentive to, inspire, stir
North American informal root on, light a fire under

Origen

Middle English: from Old Norse eggja 'incite'.

More
  • In the Middle Ages the Old Norse word egg started to take over from the earlier ey or eye (plural eyren). The two terms were used side by side for some time, and in 1490 the printer William Caxton wrote about how difficult it was to decide which word to use. See also cockney. If you have egg on your face you look foolish or ridiculous. The first recorded example is from 1950s America. It probably comes from the idea of a messy eater having traces of food around their mouth, but it could also refer to a bad actor being pelted with eggs. Calling someone a good egg or a bad egg—something famous for its unpleasant smell—is now associated with the 1920s and writers such as P. G. Wodehouse, but the expressions are older than that. A disliked or unpleasant person was first called a bad egg in the 1850s; the first person to reverse the words and come up with good egg seems to have been Rudyard Kipling, in 1903. See also curate. The advertising slogan Go to work on an egg, used in Britain by the Egg Marketing Board during the 1960s, is often credited to the novelist Fay Weldon, who used to work as an advertising copywriter. She now says that it was written by another member of her team. The proverb don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs has been in use since the early 18th century to caution someone against giving unwanted advice, in particular trying to tell a more experienced or knowledgeable person how to do something that they already know. Why your grandmother should be sucking eggs in the first place is not certain, but presumably the suggestion is that she has no teeth. An intellectual or highbrow person is sometimes called an egghead because of the association of an egg-like bald head with age and wisdom. This particular use dates from the early years of the 20th century. Eggplant (mid 18th century), an alternative for aubergine, was first used to describe a variety with white egg-shaped fruit. Egg as in to egg someone on is a different word. It comes from Old Norse eggja ‘to incite’.

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