eggs Definition

  • 1the oval or round object laid by a female bird, reptile, fish, or invertebrate, usually containing a developing embryo
  • 2an oval or round object laid by a domestic hen, which is eaten as food

Using eggs: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "eggs" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She collected the eggs from the chicken coop.

  • Example

    I had scrambled eggs for breakfast.

  • Example

    The bird's nest contained three eggs.

eggs Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for eggs

Phrases with eggs

  • egg on one's face

    a situation where someone looks foolish or embarrassed


    He had egg on his face after his prediction turned out to be completely wrong.

  • to risk everything on a single venture


    I wouldn't put all my eggs in one basket and invest all my money in one stock.

  • teach one's grandmother to suck eggs

    to give advice to someone who is more experienced than oneself


    I don't need you to explain how to use this software. It's like teaching your grandmother to suck eggs.


Summary: eggs in Brief

The term 'eggs' [ɛɡz] refers to oval or round objects laid by birds, reptiles, fish, or invertebrates, often containing developing embryos. Domestic hens also lay eggs that are consumed as food. Phrases like 'egg on one's face' describe embarrassing situations, while 'put all one's eggs in one basket' means to risk everything on a single venture. 'Teach one's grandmother to suck eggs' means to give advice to someone who is more experienced.