Definitions for CATkæt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

catkæt(n.; v.)cat•ted, cat•ting.

  1. (n.)a small domesticated carnivore, Felis domestica or

    F. catus.

    Category: Mammals

  2. any carnivore of the family Felidae, as the lion, tiger, leopard, or jaguar, and including numerous small wild cats.

    Category: Mammals

  3. Slang. a person, esp. a man. a devotee of jazz.

    Category: Status (usage)

  4. a spiteful woman.

    Category: Sexuality

  5. a cat-o'-nine-tails.

  6. a catboat.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  7. a catfish.

    Category: Ichthyology

  8. a tackle used in hoisting an anchor to the cathead.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  9. (v.t.)to hoist (an anchor) and secure to a cathead.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  10. cat around, Slang. to seek sexual activity indiscriminately.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Status (usage)

Idioms for cat:

  1. let the cat out of the bag,to divulge a secret.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of cat:

bef. 900; ME cat, catte, OE catt (masc.), catte (fem.), c. OHG kazza, ON kǫttr, LL cattus, catta


  1. computerized axial tomography.

    Category: Medicine

    Ref: Compare CAT scan, CAT scanner.


  1. catalog; catalogue.

  2. catechism.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cat, true cat(noun)

    feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats

  2. guy, cat, hombre, bozo(noun)

    an informal term for a youth or man

    "a nice guy"; "the guy's only doing it for some doll"

  3. cat(noun)

    a spiteful woman gossip

    "what a cat she is!"

  4. kat, khat, qat, quat, cat, Arabian tea, African tea(noun)

    the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant

    "in Yemen kat is used daily by 85% of adults"

  5. cat-o'-nine-tails, cat(noun)

    a whip with nine knotted cords

    "British sailors feared the cat"

  6. Caterpillar, cat(noun)

    a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work

  7. big cat, cat(noun)

    any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild

  8. computerized tomography, computed tomography, CT, computerized axial tomography, computed axial tomography, CAT(verb)

    a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis

  9. cat(verb)

    beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails

  10. vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up(verb)

    eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

    "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cat(noun)æt

    an animal often kept as a pet

    ***We have two cats.

  2. catæt

    a large wild animal, such as a lion or a tiger

    ***tigers and other big cats

  3. catæt

    to tell a secret

    Don't let the cat out of the bag!


  1. cat(Noun)

    A domesticated subspecies of feline animal, commonly kept as a house pet.

  2. cat(Noun)

    Any similar animal of the family Felidae, which includes lions, tigers, etc.

  3. cat

    A catfish.

  4. cat

    A spiteful or angry woman.

  5. cat

    An enthusiast or player of jazz.

  6. cat

    A person (usually male).

  7. cat

    A strong tackle used to hoist an anchor to the cathead of a ship.

  8. cat

    Contraction of cat-o'-nine-tails.

    No room to swing a cat.

  9. cat

    Any of a variety of earth-moving machines. (from their manufacturer Caterpillar Inc.)

  10. cat(Verb)

    To hoist (the anchor) by its ring so that it hangs at the cathead.

  11. cat(Verb)

    To flog with a cat-o'-nine-tails.

  12. cat

    To vomit something.

  13. cat(Noun)

    A catamaran.

  14. cat(Noun)

    A u2018catenateu2019 program and command in Unix that reads one or more files and directs their content to an output device.

  15. cat(Verb)

    To apply the cat command to (one or more files).

  16. cat(Verb)

    To dump large amounts of data on (an unprepared target) usually with no intention of browsing it carefully.

  17. cat

    A sturdy merchant sailing vessel .

  18. cat

    The game of "trap and ball" (also called "cat and dog").

  19. cat

    The trap of the game of "trap and ball".

  20. cat


  21. cat

    A vagina; female external genitalia

  22. cat(Adjective)

    terrible, disastrous.

    The weather was cat, so they returned home early.

  23. Origin: Abbreviation of Catherine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cat(noun)

    an animal of various species of the genera Felis and Lynx. The domestic cat is Felis domestica. The European wild cat (Felis catus) is much larger than the domestic cat. In the United States the name wild cat is commonly applied to the bay lynx (Lynx rufus) See Wild cat, and Tiger cat

  2. Cat(noun)

    a strong vessel with a narrow stern, projecting quarters, and deep waist. It is employed in the coal and timber trade

  3. Cat(noun)

    a strong tackle used to draw an anchor up to the cathead of a ship

  4. Cat(noun)

    a double tripod (for holding a plate, etc.), having six feet, of which three rest on the ground, in whatever position in is placed

  5. Cat(noun)

    an old game; (a) The game of tipcat and the implement with which it is played. See Tipcat. (c) A game of ball, called, according to the number of batters, one old cat, two old cat, etc

  6. Cat(noun)

    a cat o' nine tails. See below

  7. Cat(verb)

    to bring to the cathead; as, to cat an anchor. See Anchor


  1. Cat

    The domestic cat is a small, usually furry, domesticated, and carnivorous mammal. It is often called the housecat when kept as an indoor pet, or simply the cat when there is no need to distinguish it from other felids and felines. Cats are often valued by humans for companionship and their ability to hunt vermin and household pests. Cats are similar in anatomy to the other felids, with strong, flexible bodies, quick reflexes, sharp retractable claws, and teeth adapted to killing small prey. Cat senses fit a crepuscular and predatory ecological niche. Cats can hear sounds too faint or too high in frequency for human ears, such as those made by mice and other small game. They can see in near darkness. Like most other mammals, cats have poorer color vision and a better sense of smell than humans. Despite being solitary hunters, cats are a social species, and cat communication includes the use of a variety of vocalizations as well as cat pheromones and types of cat-specific body language. Cats have a rapid breeding rate. Under controlled breeding, they can be bred and shown as registered pedigree pets, a hobby known as cat fancy. Failure to control the breeding of pet cats by spaying and neutering, and the abandonment of former household pets, has resulted in large numbers of feral cats worldwide, requiring population control.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. cat

    [from catenate via Unix cat(1)] 1. [techspeak] To spew an entire file to the screen or some other output sink without pause (syn. blast). 2. By extension, to dump large amounts of data at an unprepared target or with no intention of browsing it carefully. Usage: considered silly. Rare outside Unix sites. See also dd, BLT.Among Unix fans, cat(1) is considered an excellent example of user-interface design, because it delivers the file contents without such verbosity as spacing or headers between the files, and because it does not require the files to consist of lines of text, but works with any sort of data.Among Unix haters, cat(1) is considered the canonical example of bad user-interface design, because of its woefully unobvious name. It is far more often used to blast a file to standard output than to concatenate two files. The name cat for the former operation is just as unintuitive as, say, LISP's cdr.Of such oppositions are holy wars made.... See also UUOC.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CAT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2878

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CAT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1280

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CAT' in Nouns Frequency: #846

Anagrams of CAT

  1. tac, TAC

  2. act act., Act., ACT

  3. TCA

  4. ATC

Translations for CAT

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a small, four-legged, fur-covered animal often kept as a pet

a Siamese cat.

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