Definitions for DOGdɔg, dɒg

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dogdɔg, dɒg(n.; v.)dogged, dog•ging.

  1. (n.)a domesticated canid, Canis familiaris, bred in many varieties.

    Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses

  2. any carnivore of the dog family Canidae, characterized in the wild state by a long muzzle, erect ears, and a long bushy tail; canid.

    Category: Mammals

  3. the male of such an animal.

  4. a despicable man or youth.

  5. a fellow in general:

    a lucky dog.

    Category: Informal

  6. dogs,Slang. feet.

    Category: Status (usage)

  7. Slang. something worthless or of extremely poor quality. an utter failure; flop.

    Category: Status (usage)

  8. Slang. an unattractive person.

  9. Slang.

    Ref: hot dog. 1

  10. (cap.) either of two constellations, Canis Major or Canis Minor.

    Category: Astronomy

  11. any of various mechanical devices, as for gripping or holding something. a projection on a moving part for moving steadily or for tripping another part with which it engages.

    Category: Machinery

  12. (v.t.)to follow or track like a dog, esp. with hostile intent; hound.

  13. to drive or chase with a dog or dogs.

Idioms for dog:

  1. dog it, Informal. to do something perfunctorily or not at all.

    Category: Idiom

  2. go to the dogs,to deteriorate; degenerate.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  3. put on the dog,Informal. to assume an attitude of wealth or importance .

    Category: Idiom

Origin of dog:

bef. 1050; ME dogge, OE docga

dog′like`(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dog, domestic dog, Canis familiaris(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. frump, dog(noun)

    a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman

    "she got a reputation as a frump"; "she's a real dog"

  3. dog(noun)

    informal term for a man

    "you lucky dog"

  4. cad, bounder, blackguard, dog, hound, heel(noun)

    someone who is morally reprehensible

    "you dirty dog"

  5. frank, frankfurter, hotdog, hot dog, dog, wiener, wienerwurst, weenie(noun)

    a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll

  6. pawl, detent, click, dog(noun)

    a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward

  7. andiron, firedog, dog, dog-iron(verb)

    metal supports for logs in a fireplace

    "the andirons were too hot to touch"

  8. chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track(verb)

    go after with the intent to catch

    "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dog(noun)ɔg, dɒg

    an animal often kept as pet

Wiktionary

  1. dog(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.

    The dog barked all night long.

  2. dog(Noun)

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

  3. dog(Noun)

    A dull, unattractive girl or woman.

    Sheu2019s a real dog.

  4. dog(Noun)

    A man.

    You lucky dog!

  5. dog(Noun)

    A coward

    Come back and fight you dogs!

  6. dog(Noun)

    Someone who is morally reprehensible.

    You dirty dog.

  7. dog(Noun)

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

  8. dog(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)

    1897 Universal Dictionary of the English Language, Robert Hunter and Charles Morris, eds., v2 p1700.

  9. dog(Noun)

    A metal support for logs in a fireplace.

    The dogs were too hot to touch.

  10. dog(Verb)

    To pursue with the intent to catch.

  11. dog(Verb)

    To follow in an annoying way, to constantly be affected by.

    The woman cursed him so that trouble would dog his every step.

  12. dog(Verb)

    To fasten a hatch securely.

    It is very important to dog down these hatches...

  13. dog(Verb)

    To watch, or participate, in sexual activity in a public place, on the pretence of walking the dog; see also dogging.

    I admit that I like to dog at my local country park.

  14. dog(Verb)

    To intentionally restrict one's productivity as employee; to work at the slowest rate that goes unpunished.

    A surprise inspection of the night shift found that some workers were dogging it.

  15. dog(Verb)

    To position oneself on all fours, after the manner of a dog - probably related to doggy style.

    I'd ask why you're dogged up in the middle of the room, but I probably don't want to know...

  16. dog(Noun)

    A hot dog.

  17. dog(Noun)

    Underdog

  18. dog(Noun)

    feet.

    "My dogs are barking!" meaning "My feet hurt!"

  19. Origin: From dogge, from docga, a pet-form diminutive of (found in compound fingerdocce with suffix -ga (compare frocga, picga), from dukkōn. More at dock. In the 16th century, it superseded hund and was adopted by many continental European languages.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dog(noun)

    a quadruped of the genus Canis, esp. the domestic dog (C. familiaris)

  2. Dog(noun)

    a mean, worthless fellow; a wretch

  3. Dog(noun)

    a fellow; -- used humorously or contemptuously; as, a sly dog; a lazy dog

  4. Dog(noun)

    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. Dog(noun)

    an iron for holding wood in a fireplace; a firedog; an andiron

  6. Dog(noun)

    a grappling iron, with a claw or claws, for fastening into wood or other heavy articles, for the purpose of raising or moving them

  7. Dog(noun)

    an iron with fangs fastening a log in a saw pit, or on the carriage of a sawmill

  8. Dog(noun)

    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

  9. Dog(verb)

    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

Freebase

  1. Dog

    The domestic dog is a subspecies of the gray wolf, a member of the Canidae family of the mammalian order Carnivora. The term "domestic dog" is generally used for both domesticated and feral varieties. The dog was the first domesticated animal and has been the most widely kept working, hunting, and pet animal in human history. The word "dog" may also mean the male of a canine species, as opposed to the word "bitch" for the female of the species. MtDNA evidence shows an evolutionary split between the modern dog's lineage and the modern wolf's lineage around 100,000 years ago but, as of 2013, the oldest fossil specimens genetically linked to the modern dog's lineage date to approximately 33,000-36,000 years ago. Dogs' value to early human hunter-gatherers led to them quickly becoming ubiquitous across world cultures. Dogs perform many roles for people, such as hunting, herding, pulling loads, protection, assisting police and military, companionship, and, more recently, aiding handicapped individuals. This impact on human society has given them the nickname "Man's Best Friend" in the Western world. In some cultures, dogs are also a source of meat. In 2001, there were estimated to be 400 million dogs in the world.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DOG' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1471

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DOG' in Written Corpus Frequency: #656

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DOG' in Nouns Frequency: #355

Anagrams of DOG

  1. god, God


Translations for DOG

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

dog(adjective)

(usually of members of the dog family) male

a dog-fox.

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