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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dog, domestic dog, Canis familiarisnoun

    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, dognoun

    a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman

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

  3. dognoun

    informal term for a man

    "you lucky dog"

  4. cad, bounder, blackguard, dog, hound, heelnoun

    someone who is morally reprehensible

    "you dirty dog"

  5. frank, frankfurter, hotdog, hot dog, dog, wiener, wienerwurst, weenienoun

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

  6. pawl, detent, click, dognoun

    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-ironverb

    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, trackverb

    go after with the intent to catch

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

GCIDE

  1. Dognoun

    (Zool.) A quadruped of the genus Canis, esp. the domestic dog (Canis 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 akita, beagle, bloodhound, bulldog, coachdog, collie, Danish dog, foxhound, greyhound, mastiff, pointer, poodle, St. Bernard, setter, spaniel, spitz, terrier, German shepherd, pit bull, Chihuahua, 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.)

    Etymology: [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.]

Wiktionary

  1. dognoun

    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.

    Etymology: 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 In the 16th century, it superseded hund and was adopted by many continental European languages.

  2. dognoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  3. dognoun

    A dull, unattractive girl or woman.

    She's a real dog.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. dognoun

    A man.

    You lucky dog!

    Etymology: 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.

  5. dognoun

    A coward

    Come back and fight you dogs!

    Etymology: 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.

  6. dognoun

    Someone who is morally reprehensible.

    You dirty dog.

    Etymology: 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.

  7. dognoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  8. dognoun

    "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.

    Etymology: 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.

  9. dognoun

    A metal support for logs in a fireplace.

    The dogs were too hot to touch.

    Etymology: 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.

  10. dogverb

    To pursue with the intent to catch.

    Etymology: 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.

  11. dogverb

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

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

    Etymology: 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.

  12. dogverb

    To fasten a hatch securely.

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

    Etymology: 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.

  13. dogverb

    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.

    Etymology: 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.

  14. dogverb

    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.

    Etymology: 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.

  15. dogverb

    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...

    Etymology: 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.

  16. dognoun

    A hot dog.

    Etymology: 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.

  17. dognoun

    Underdog

    Etymology: 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.

  18. dognoun

    feet.

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

    Etymology: 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.

Wikipedia

  1. Dog

    The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris when considered a subspecies of the wolf or Canis familiaris when considered a distinct species) is a member of the genus Canis (canines), which forms part of the wolf-like canids, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore. The dog and the extant gray wolf are sister taxa as modern wolves are not closely related to the wolves that were first domesticated, which implies that the direct ancestor of the dog is extinct. The dog was the first species to be domesticated, and has been selectively bred over millennia for various behaviors, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes.Their long association with humans has led dogs to be uniquely attuned to human behavior and they are able to thrive on a starch-rich diet that would be inadequate for other canid species. Dogs vary widely in shape, size and colors. They perform many roles for humans, such as hunting, herding, pulling loads, protection, assisting police and military, companionship and, more recently, aiding disabled people and therapeutic roles. This influence on human society has given them the sobriquet of "man's best friend".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dognoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.]

  2. Dognoun

    a mean, worthless fellow; a wretch

    Etymology: [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.]

  3. Dognoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.]

  4. Dognoun

    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)

    Etymology: [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.]

  5. Dognoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.]

  6. Dognoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.]

  7. Dognoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.]

  8. Dognoun

    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

    Etymology: [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.]

  9. Dogverb

    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

    Etymology: [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dog

    dog, n. a domestic quadruped of the same genus as the wolf, and akin to the fox, varying in size from small terriers to huge Newfoundlands, mastiffs, and St Bernards: a mean scoundrel: a term of contempt: a fellow (as a jolly dog): one of two constellations of stars: an andiron: an iron hook for holding logs of wood: a dogfish: a cock, as of a gun.—adj. male (opposed to bitch), as in dog-fox, dog-ape.—v.t. to follow as a dog: to follow and watch constantly: to worry with importunity:—pr.p. dog′ging; pa.p. dogged.—ns. Dog′-bane, a plant with an intensely bitter root, valued for its medicinal properties, said to be poisonous to dogs; Dog′-bee, a drone; Dog′-belt, a broad leather belt round the waist for drawing dans or sledges in the low workings of coal-mines; Dog′-bis′cuit, biscuit made for dogs, sometimes containing scraps of meat; Dog′-bolt (obs.), a contemptible fellow; Dog′-box, the part of a railway wagon in which dogs are carried; Dog′-brī′er, the brier dogrose; Dog′cart, a two-wheeled carriage with seats back to back, so called from sporting-dogs being originally carried inside the box.—adj. Dog′-cheap, very cheap.—n. Dog′-coll′ar, a collar for dogs: a kind of stiff collar on a woman's dress: a close-fitting clerical collar.—adj. Dog′-faced.—ns. Dog′-fan′cier, one who has a fancy for, or who deals in dogs; Dog′fish, a popular name for various small species of shark, common on British and American coasts; Dog′-fox, a male fox; Dog′ger.—adj. Dog′gish, like a dog: churlish: brutal.—adv. Dog′gishly.—n. Dog′gishness.—p.adj. Dog′goned (vulg.), confounded.—n. Dog′-grass, a coarse perennial grass common in uncultivated grounds, akin to couch-grass, dog-wheat, &c.—adjs. Dog′-head′ed; Dog′-heart′ed.—ns. Dog′-hole, a hole fit only for dogs: a mean dwelling; Dog′-house, -kenn′el; Dog′-leech, one who treats the diseases of dogs; Dog-lett′er, the letter or sound r—also Canine letter; Dog′-louse; Dog′-pars′ley, fool's parsley; Dog′rose, a wild-rose, a brier; Dog's′-ear, the corner of the leaf of a book turned down like a dog's ear.—v.t. to turn down the corners of leaves.—p.adjs. Dog's′-eared, Dog′-eared.—ns. Dog's′-fenn′el, May-weed; Dog′ship, the quality or personality of a dog.—adj. Dog′-sick.—n. Dog′skin, leather made from the skin of a dog, or from sheepskin in imitation of it.—adj. made of such.—ns. Dog′-sleep, a light sleep broken by the slightest noise; Dog's′-meat, coarse meat, scraps and refuse sold as food for dogs; Dog's′-mer′cury, the mercurialis perennis; Dog's′-nose, a kind of mixed drink; Dog's′-tail-grass, a common British pasture grass.—n.pl. Dog′-stones, a name for various British species of orchis.—ns. Dog's′-tongue, the hound's-tongue plant, Cynoglossum officinale; Dog′-tick.—adjs. Dog′-tired, Dog′-wea′ry (Shak.), tired as a dog, completely worn out.—ns. Dog′-trick, an ill-natured trick; Dog′-trot, a gentle trot like that of a dog; Dog′-vane, a small vane of thread, cork, and feathers placed on the weather gunwale to show the direction of the wind; Dog′-vī′olet, the common name of Viola canina and other scentless species of wild violet; Dog′-wheat, a name of Dog-grass; Dog′-whelk, the popular name for univalve molluscs of the genus Nassa; Dog′wood, a tree or shrub of the cornel genus, valuable on account of the hardness of the wood.—interj. Dog on it! a minced oath (for God damn it!).—Go to the dogs, to be ruined; Not to lead the life of a dog, to lead a life so wretched that even a dog would not be content with it; Throw, Give, or Send to the dogs, to throw away or abandon. [M. E. doggë; not in A.S.; Dut. dog, a mastiff; Ger. dogge, docke.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. dog

    The hammer of a fire-lock or pistol; that which holds the flint, called also dog-head. Also, a sort of iron hook or bar with a sharp fang at one end, so as to be easily driven into a piece of timber, and drag it along by means of a rope fastened to it, upon which a number of men can pull. Dog is also an iron implement with a fang at each end, to be driven into two pieces of timber, to support and steady one of them while being dubbed, hewn, or sawn.--Span-dogs. Used to lift timber. A pair of dogs linked together, and being hooked at an extended angle, press home with greater strain.

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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 for DOG »

  1. god, God

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOG in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of DOG in a Sentence

  1. Napoleon Bonaparte:

    If you build an army of 100 lions and their leader is a dog, in any fight, the lions will die like a dog. But if you build an army of 100 dogs and their leader is a lion, all dogs will fight like a lion.

  2. Paula Hamilton:

    The traffic is unbearable now. You can't even walk your dog.

  3. John Howe:

    Socialization is probably the most important thing, in my view, for getting a dog or a cat used to a new household and surroundings, it can still be done when they're older, but really six to 12 weeks is really a critical time for making sure they get used to so many different activities.

  4. Emily Pieracci:

    There were a number of dogs that had contact with the rabid dogs and had to be put in quarantine for anywhere from four to six months, it is a very costly and very time-consuming event whenever there is a rabid dog that has been imported.

  5. President Trump:

    The dog Conan became very famous.

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