rig
Pronunciation 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 Translations Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • Italian: telaio
  • Russian: системный блок
Verb

rig (rigs, present participle rigging; 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.
    rig up a makeshift shelter
  5. (transitive) To manipulate something dishonestly for personal gain or discriminatory purposes.
    to rig an election
  6. (transitive, obsolete) To make free with; hence, to steal; to pilfer.
  7. (transitive, intransitive, animation) To outfit a model with controls for animation.
Translations
  • French: harnacher
  • Russian: снаряжа́ть
  • Spanish: aparejar
Translations Translations Translations Translations Noun

rig (plural rigs)

  1. (UK, Scotland, dialect) A ridge.
Noun

rig (plural rigs)

  1. (obsolete) A wanton; one given to unbecoming conduct.
  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.
    • He little dreamt when he set out / Of running such a rig.
  4. (obsolete) A blast of wind.
    • that uncertain season before the rigs of Michaelmas were yet well composed.
Verb

rig (rigs, present participle rigging; 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 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, SIGPLAN, Volume 39, Association for Computing Machinery, [https://books.google.com.au/books?id=LiJVAAAAMAAJ&q=%22rig,+but+not+a+ring%22&dq=%22rig,+but+not+a+ring%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj2s4jg1araAhVHOrwKHWkuBvoQ6AEIJzAA 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



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