how to pronounce rig


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rig is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of rig in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… oil production and the rig count a …”

meanings of rig


  1. A blast of wind.
  2. An algebraic structure similar to a ring, but without the requirement that every element have an additive inverse.
  3. The special apparatus used for drilling wells.
  4. A model outfitted with parameterized controls for animation.
  5. A ridge.
  6. A wanton; one given to unbecoming conduct.
  7. Special equipment or gear used for a particular purpose.
  8. An imperfectly castrated horse, sheep etc.
  9. Radio equipment, especially a citizen's band transceiver.
  10. The rigging of a sailing ship or other such craft.
  11. A computer case, often modified for looks.
  12. A promiscuous woman.
  13. A sportive or unbecoming trick; a frolic.
  14. A costume or an outfit.
  15. A large truck such as a semi-tractor.


  1. To outfit a model with controls for animation.
  2. To equip and fit (a ship) with sails, shrouds, and yards.
  3. To make or construct something in haste or in a makeshift manner.
  4. To manipulate something dishonestly for personal gain or discriminatory purposes.
  5. To play the wanton; to act in an unbecoming manner; to play tricks.
  6. To dress or clothe in some costume.
  7. To fit out with a harness or other equipment.
  8. To make free with; hence, to steal; to pilfer.

rig frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word rig occurs in english on average 3.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics rig can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that rig can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

3) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to rig


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