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Meaning & Definition of Cat in English

English

Cat

/kæt/

noun

1. Feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats

  • Wildcats
    synonym:
  • cat
  • ,
  • true cat

2. An informal term for a youth or man

  • "A nice guy"
  • "The guy's only doing it for some doll"
    synonym:
  • guy
  • ,
  • cat
  • ,
  • hombre
  • ,
  • bozo

3. A spiteful woman gossip

  • "What a cat she is!"
    synonym:
  • cat

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • kat
  • ,
  • khat
  • ,
  • qat
  • ,
  • quat
  • ,
  • cat
  • ,
  • Arabian tea
  • ,
  • African tea

5. A whip with nine knotted cords

  • "British sailors feared the cat"
    synonym:
  • cat-o'-nine-tails
  • ,
  • cat

6. A large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts

  • Frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work
    synonym:
  • Caterpillar
  • ,
  • cat

7. Any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild

    synonym:
  • big cat
  • ,
  • cat

8. 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

    synonym:
  • computerized tomography
  • ,
  • computed tomography
  • ,
  • CT
  • ,
  • computerized axial tomography
  • ,
  • computed axial tomography
  • ,
  • CAT

verb

1. Beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails

    synonym:
  • cat

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • vomit
  • ,
  • vomit up
  • ,
  • purge
  • ,
  • cast
  • ,
  • sick
  • ,
  • cat
  • ,
  • be sick
  • ,
  • disgorge
  • ,
  • regorge
  • ,
  • retch
  • ,
  • puke
  • ,
  • barf
  • ,
  • spew
  • ,
  • spue
  • ,
  • chuck
  • ,
  • upchuck
  • ,
  • honk
  • ,
  • regurgitate
  • ,
  • throw up

Examples of using

Tom's cat is always waiting at the door when he arrives home.
The cat likes to play in the garden.
A cat is a miniature lion that loves mice, hates dogs and tolerates humans.