a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped
hand, manus, mitt, paw(verb)
the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
"he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
scrape with the paws
"The bear pawed the door"
"The man tried to paw her"
the foot of a quadruped having claws, as the lion, dog, cat, etc
to draw the forefoot along the ground; to beat or scrape with the forefoot
to pass the paw over; to stroke or handle with the paws; hence, to handle fondly or rudely
to scrape or beat with the forefoot
Origin: [OE. pawe, poue, OF. poe: cf. patte, LG. pote, D. poot, G. pfote.]
A paw is the soft foot of a mammal, generally a quadruped, that has claws or nails. A hard foot is called a hoof. An animal's front paw is known as a forepaw. Paws are used to pad feet for walking and increase friction.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
paw, n. the foot of a beast of prey having claws: the hand, used in contempt.—v.i. to draw the forefoot along the ground like a horse.—v.t. to scrape with the forefoot: to handle with the paws: to handle roughly: to flatter.—adj. Pawed, having paws: broad-footed. [O. Fr. poe, powe, prob. Teut.; cf. Dut. poot, Ger. pfote. Perh. related to O. Fr. pate (cf. Patrol). But perh. Celt., as W. pawen, a paw.]
The numerical value of PAW in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of PAW in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
When I appear in public, people expect me to neigh, grind my teeth paw the ground and swish my tail --- none of which is easy.
No sheep can be a king in the empire of wolves, but any wolf can be an emperor in the kingdom of sheeps! Paw is the key to the throne.
Are you a sheep? Do you want to get rid of your shepherd? I say forget it till you develop wild teeth and grow paw; and until then, enjoy the sound of flageolet!
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- potaCatalan, Valencian
- betatschen, befummeln, PfoteGerman
- pata, zarpa, garraSpanish
- پنجول, پنجهPersian
- käpälä, tassuFinnish
- tripoter, patteFrench
- spògScottish Gaelic
- 掘る, 足, 足の裏, [[穴]][[を]][[掘る]], 足で押すJapanese
- poot, betastenDutch
- apalpar, pataPortuguese
- трогать, рыться, шарить, лапа, копать, рыть, лапать, щупать, копатьсяRussian
- шапа, šapaSerbo-Croatian
- pençe, ayak, patiTurkish
- cẳng, chânVietnamese
- fut, lufut, nimafutVolapük
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