Word DOG
Character 3
Hyphenation dog
Pronunciations /dɑɡ/

Definitions and meanings of "Dog"

What do we mean by dog?

A domesticated carnivorous mammal (Canis familiaris syn. Canis lupus subsp. familiaris) occurring as a wide variety of breeds, many of which are traditionally used for hunting, herding, drawing sleds, and other tasks, and are kept as pets. noun

Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, such as the dingo. noun

A male animal of the family Canidae, especially of a fox or a domesticated breed. noun

Any of various other animals, such as the prairie dog. noun

A person. noun

A person regarded as contemptible. noun

A person regarded as unattractive or uninteresting. noun

Something of inferior or low quality. noun

An investment that produces a low return or a loss. noun

The feet. noun

A hot dog; a wiener. noun

Any of various hooked or U-shaped metallic devices used for gripping or holding heavy objects. noun

A sundog. noun

Totally; completely. Often used in combination. adverb

To track or trail persistently. transitive verb

To hold or fasten with a mechanical device. transitive verb

A mammal, Canis familiaris or Canis lupus familiaris, that has been domesticated for thousands of years, of highly variable appearance due to human breeding.

Any member of the Family Canidae, including domestic dogs, wolves, coyotes, jackals, foxes, and their relatives (extant and extinct); canid.

A male dog, wolf or fox, as opposed to a bitch or vixen.

A dull, unattractive girl or woman.

A man (derived from definition 2).

A coward.

Someone who is morally reprehensible.

A sexually aggressive man (cf. horny).

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

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)

A metal support for logs in a fireplace.

The eighteenth Lenormand card.

A hot dog.


(almost always in the plural) Foot.

(from "dog and bone") Phone or mobile phone.

One of the cones used to divide up a racetrack when training horses.

A flop; a film that performs poorly at the box office.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Dog

The word "dog" in example sentences

To illustrate, consider a sentence like ˜A dog barked™, and suppose that ˜dog™ denotes the set X, ❋ Ludlow, Peter (2007)

For example, in ˜Every dog is a mammal™, both ˜dog™ and ˜mammal™ have personal supposition. ❋ Spade, Paul Vincent (2006)

We had a dog, true it was a different one, a ferocious dog… ❋ Tolstaya, Tatyana (2000)

At the present time, there is not a concert or an opera at Darmstadt to which Mr. S---- and his wonderful dog are not invited; or, at least, _the dog_. ❋ Edward Jesse (1824)

It's where a dog can be a dog®, and is designed to provide the highest levels of fun, safety and service for campers, and peace of mind for their parents. ❋ Unknown (2009)

"'Well, no,' admitted Sykes; 'I see plenty of pieces, but I guess that dog _as a dog_, ain't of much account.' ❋ Henry Llewellyn Williams (N/A)

The term "dog days" was coined by the ancient Romans, who called these hot and humid days caniculares dies or "days of the dogs" after the star Sirius -- Canis Majoris, the "Greater Dog," which is one of the hunting dogs of Orion. ❋ Donna Henes (2011)

"This is the reason the term dog days of August was invented," said analyst Paul Dergarabedian. ❋ Unknown (2011)

He is demonstrating abstract thinking when he assigns the word dog to what is clearly not a real dog. ❋ Karen Quinn (2010)

When an interviewee pronounces the word dog as “dawg,” it is permissible in the more informal sections of the paper to render it as pronounced. ❋ William Safire (2004)

Let me try: the term dog was used by the Jews to express anything unclean, despicable; the Palestine dogs were wild, savage animals, despised and scouted by every one; and so people who led wicked lives, without any right feeling or principle, are compared to dogs. ' ❋ Amy Le Feuvre (N/A)

Apparently the title dog in Terry Kay's now classic novel "To Dance with the White Dog" is not a ghost, but it's debatable. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The Tennessee William character explains his devotion to Mister Ben by telling Alan that the dog is all he has left since “I lost Blossom.” ❋ Unknown (2010)

As the dog is the natural enemy of the cat, the snake of man, so were we of the fish patrol the natural enemies of the fishermen. ❋ Unknown (2010)

And I agree, a dog is a dog, I love mine, she's a SWEETIE, but would I kill the man that harmed her? ❋ Unknown (2009)

Cross Reference for Dog

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