Definition of Dog

1. Noun. A member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds. "The dog barked all night"

2. Verb. Go after with the intent to catch. "They dog the car down the avenue"; "The dog chased the rabbit"
Exact synonyms: Chase, Chase After, Give Chase, Go After, Tag, Tail, Track, Trail
Specialized synonyms: Tree, Quest, Hound, Hunt, Trace, Run Down
Generic synonyms: Follow, Pursue
Derivative terms: Chase, Chaser, Chaser, Tag, Tail, Tailing, Track, Tracker, Tracking, Trailing
Also: Chase Away, Tag Along

3. Noun. A dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman. "She's a real dog"
Exact synonyms: Frump
Generic synonyms: Disagreeable Woman, Unpleasant Woman
Derivative terms: Frumpy

4. Noun. Informal term for a man. "You lucky dog"
Generic synonyms: Blighter, Bloke, Chap, Cuss, Fella, Feller, Fellow, Gent, Lad

5. Noun. Someone who is morally reprehensible. "You dirty dog"
Exact synonyms: Blackguard, Bounder, Cad, Heel, Hound
Specialized synonyms: Perisher
Generic synonyms: Scoundrel, Villain
Derivative terms: Blackguardly

6. Noun. A smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll.
Exact synonyms: Frank, Frankfurter, Hot Dog, Hotdog, Weenie, Wiener, Wienerwurst
Generic synonyms: Sausage
Specialized synonyms: Vienna Sausage
Group relationships: Hot Dog, Hotdog, Red Hot

7. Noun. A hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward.
Exact synonyms: Click, Detent, Pawl
Generic synonyms: Catch, Stop
Group relationships: Rachet, Ratch, Ratchet

8. Noun. Metal supports for logs in a fireplace. "The andirons were too hot to touch"
Exact synonyms: Andiron, Dog-iron, Firedog
Generic synonyms: Support

Definition of Dog

1. n. A quadruped of the genus Canis, esp. the domestic dog (C. familiaris).

2. v. t. To hunt or track like a hound; to follow insidiously or indefatigably; to chase with a dog or dogs; to worry, as if by dogs; to hound with importunity.

Definition of Dog

1. Acronym. Digital on-screen graphic ¹

2. Acronym. Digitally Originated Graphic ¹

3. Noun. An animal, member of the genus ''Canis'' (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated for thousands of years; occurs in many breeds. Scientific name: ''Canis lupus familiaris''. ¹

4. Noun. A male dog, wolf or fox, as opposed to a bitch (a female dog, wolf or fox). ¹

5. Noun. (derogatory) A dull, unattractive girl or woman. ¹

6. Noun. (slang) A man. ¹

7. Noun. (slang) A coward ¹

8. Noun. (derogatory) Someone who is morally reprehensible. ¹

9. Noun. Any of various mechanical devices for holding, gripping, or fastening something, particularly with a tooth-like projection. ¹

10. Noun. "A click or pallet adapted to engage the teeth of a ratchet-wheel, to restrain the back action; a click or pawl." (See also: ratchet, windlass) ¹

11. Noun. A metal support for logs in a fireplace. ¹

12. Noun. A hot dog. ¹

13. Noun. (poker slang) Underdog ¹

14. Noun. (slang almost always in the plural) feet. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) To pursue with the intent to catch. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive) To follow in an annoying way, to constantly be affected by. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive nautical) To fasten a hatch securely. ¹

18. Verb. (transitive emerging usage in British) To watch, or participate, in sexual activity in a public place, on the pretence of ''walking the dog''; see also dogging. ¹

19. Verb. (intransitive transitive) To intentionally restrict one's productivity as employee; to work at the slowest rate that goes unpunished. ¹

20. Verb. (intransitive with ''up'') To position oneself on all fours, after the manner of a dog - probably related to doggy style. ¹

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Definition of Dog

1. to follow after like a dog (a domesticated, carnivorous mammal) [v DOGGED, DOGGING, DOGS]

Medical Definition of Dog

1. 1. A quadruped of the genus Canis, especially. The domestic dog (C. Familiaris). The dog is distinguished above all others of the inferior animals for intelligence, docility, and attachment to man. There are numerous carefully bred varieties, as the beagle, bloodhound, bulldog, coachdog, collie, Danish dog, foxhound, greyhound, mastiff, pointer, poodle, St. Bernard, setter, spaniel, spitz dog, terrier, etc. There are also many mixed breeds, and partially domesticated varieties, as well as wild dogs, like the dingo and dhole. (See these names in the Vocabulary) 2. A mean, worthless fellow; a wretch. "What is thy servant, which is but a dog, that he should do this great thing?" (2 Kings viii. 13 (Rev. Ver)) 3. A fellow; used humorously or contemptuously; as, a sly dog; a lazy dog. 4. One of the two constellations, Canis Major and Canis Minor, or the Greater Dog and the Lesser Dog. Canis Major contains the Dog Star (Sirius). 5. An iron for holding wood in a fireplace; a firedog; an andiron. 6. A grappling iron, with a claw or claws, for fastening into wood or other heavy articles, for the purpose of raising or moving them. An iron with fangs fastening a log in a saw pit, or on the carriage of a sawmill. 7. A piece in machinery acting as a catch or clutch; especially, the carrier of a lathe, also, an adjustable stop to change motion, as in a machine tool. 8. To hunt or track like a hound; to follow insidiously or indefatigably; to chase with a dog or dogs; to worry, as if by dogs; to hound with importunity. "I have been pursued, dogged, and waylaid." (Pope) "Your sins will dog you, pursue you." (Burroughs) "Eager ill-bred petitioners, who do not so properly supplicate as hunt the person whom they address to, dogging him from place to place, till they even extort an answer to their rude requests." (South) Dog is used adjectively or in composition, commonly in the sense of relating to, or characteristic of, a dog. It is also used to denote a male; as, dog fox or g-fox, a male fox; dog otter or dog-otter, dog wolf, etc.; also to denote a thing of cheap or mean quality; as, dog Latin. A dead dog, a thing of no use or value. A dog in the manger, an ugly-natured person who prevents others from enjoying what would be an advantage to them but is none to him. Dog ape, a male ape. Dog cabbage, or Dog's cabbage, any species of univalve shells of the family Nassidae, especially. The Nassa reticulata of England. To give, or throw, to the dogs, to throw away as useless. "Throw physic to the dogs; I'll none of it." . To go to the dogs, to go to ruin; to be ruined. Origin: AS. Docga; akin to D. Dog mastiff, Dan. Dogge, Sw. Dogg. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dog

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dog's-tooth check
dog's-tooth violet
dog's age
dog's bollocks
dog's breakfast
dog's breakfasts
dog's dinner
dog's letter
dog's life

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