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Meaning & Definition of Dog in English

English

Dog

/dɔg/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • dog
  • ,
  • domestic dog
  • ,
  • Canis familiaris

2. A dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman

  • "She got a reputation as a frump"
  • "She's a real dog"
    synonym:
  • frump
  • ,
  • dog

3. Informal term for a man

  • "You lucky dog"
    synonym:
  • dog

4. Someone who is morally reprehensible

  • "You dirty dog"
    synonym:
  • cad
  • ,
  • bounder
  • ,
  • blackguard
  • ,
  • dog
  • ,
  • hound
  • ,
  • heel

5. A smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked

  • Often served on a bread roll
    synonym:
  • frank
  • ,
  • frankfurter
  • ,
  • hotdog
  • ,
  • hot dog
  • ,
  • dog
  • ,
  • wiener
  • ,
  • wienerwurst
  • ,
  • weenie

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

    synonym:
  • pawl
  • ,
  • detent
  • ,
  • click
  • ,
  • dog

7. Metal supports for logs in a fireplace

  • "The andirons were too hot to touch"
    synonym:
  • andiron
  • ,
  • firedog
  • ,
  • dog
  • ,
  • dog-iron

verb

1. Go after with the intent to catch

  • "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"
  • "The dog chased the rabbit"
    synonym:
  • chase
  • ,
  • chase after
  • ,
  • trail
  • ,
  • tail
  • ,
  • tag
  • ,
  • give chase
  • ,
  • dog
  • ,
  • go after
  • ,
  • track

Examples of using

I would like to buy a dog.
The dog is eating an apple.
The dog is yours.