Rig meaning

rĭg
The definition of a rig is a tool, equipment or arrangement with a specific purpose.

An example of a rig is a thin paintbrush to an artist.

An example of a rig is a tractor-trailer that hauls good across country.

An example of a rig is the arrangement of sails and masts on a ship.

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To provide with a harness or equipment; fit out.
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To make or construct in haste or in a makeshift manner.

Rig up a tent for the night.

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To manipulate dishonestly for personal gain.

Rig a prizefight; rig stock prices.

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An imperfectly castrated horse, sheep etc.
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Rig is defined as to fit a ship with sails, or to adjust the wings of an aircraft, or to put together in a hurried or dishonest way.

An example of rig is to fix the wings on a plane.

An example of rig is to set up a competition so that a favored player wins.

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To dress, clothe, or adorn.

The costumer rigged out the actors in peasant clothing.

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The arrangement of masts, spars, and sails on a sailing vessel.
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Special equipment or gear used for a particular purpose.
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The special apparatus used for drilling oil wells and extracting the oil.
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A costume or an outfit.

Wore an outlandish rig to the office.

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Fishing tackle.
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To fit (out); equip.
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To put together, prepare for use, or arrange, esp. in a makeshift or hurried fashion.
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To arrange in a dishonest way for selfish advantage; manipulate fraudulently; fix.

To rig an election.

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To dress; clothe; attire.
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The distinctive arrangement of sails, masts, and rigging on a vessel.
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Any apparatus for a special purpose; equipment; gear.

A ham radio operator's rig.

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Equipment for drilling an oil well.
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Dress or costume, esp. if odd or showy.
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Equipment; hardware; gear. The phrase "what's in this rig?" means what does this equipment contain.
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(slang, nautical) The rigging of a sailing ship or other such craft.
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Special equipment or gear used for a particular purpose.
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(US) A large truck such as a semi-tractor.
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The special apparatus used for drilling wells.
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(informal) A costume or an outfit.
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(slang, computing) A computer case, often modified for looks.
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(slang) Radio equipment, especially a citizen's band transceiver.
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To fit out with a harness or other equipment.
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(nautical) To equip and fit a ship with sails, shrouds, and yards.
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(informal) To dress or clothe in some costume.
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To make or construct something in haste or in a makeshift manner.
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To manipulate something dishonestly for personal gain or discriminatory purposes.

To rig an election.

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(UK, Scotland, dialect) A ridge.
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(obsolete) A wanton; one given to unbecoming conduct.

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(obsolete) A sportive or unbecoming trick; a frolic.
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(obsolete) A blast of wind.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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To assemble and adjust the wings, fuselage, etc. of (an aircraft)
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Origin of rig

  • Middle English riggen probably of Scandinavian origin Norwegian rigga to bind

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably of Scandinavian origin. Compare Norwegian rigge (“to equip").

    From Wiktionary

  • Compare wriggle.

    From Wiktionary

  • See ridge.

    From Wiktionary