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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for cat in the sense of this definition

(cat is a kind of ...) obtaining images by the use of X rays

Definition 2: feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for cat in the sense of this definition

(cat is a kind of ...) any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws

(... is a kind of cat ) any domesticated member of the genus Felis

(... is a kind of cat ) any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild

Definition 3: any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for cat in the sense of this definition

(cat is a kind of ...) any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws

(... is a kind of cat ) any of many extinct cats of the Old and New Worlds having long swordlike upper canine teeth; from the Oligocene through the Pleistocene

(... is a kind of cat ) long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile claws; the swiftest mammal; can be trained to run down game

(... is a kind of cat ) offspring of a male tiger and a female lion

(... is a kind of cat ) offspring of a male lion and a female tiger

(... is a kind of cat ) large feline of forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes; endangered

(... is a kind of cat ) large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male

(... is a kind of cat ) a large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard; in some classifications considered a member of the genus Felis

(... is a kind of cat ) large feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish fur

(... is a kind of cat ) large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots

(... is a member of cat) cats; wildcats; lions; leopards; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers

Definition 4: a whip with nine knotted cords - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where cat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • British sailors feared the cat

Synonyms for cat in the sense of this definition

(cat is a kind of ...) an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping

Definition 5: a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cat in the sense of this definition

(cat is a kind of ...) a self-propelled vehicle that moves on tracks

Definition 6: the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where cat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in Yemen kat is used daily by 85% of adults

Synonyms for cat in the sense of this definition

(cat is a kind of ...) a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process

Definition 7: a spiteful woman gossip - [noun denoting person]

Samples where cat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • what a cat she is!

(cat is a kind of ...) a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others

(cat is a kind of ...) an adult female person (as opposed to a man)

"the woman kept house while the man hunted"

Definition 8: an informal term for a youth or man - [noun denoting person]

Samples where cat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a nice guy
  • the guy's only doing it for some doll
  • the poor sod couldn't even buy a drink

Synonyms for cat in the sense of this definition

(cat is a kind of ...) an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)

"there were two women and six men on the bus"

Definition 9: eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth - [verb of body]

Samples where cat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • After drinking too much, the students vomited
  • He purged continuously
  • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

Synonyms for cat in the sense of this definition

(cat is a kind of ...) eliminate from the body

"Pass a kidney stone"

Definition 10: beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails - [verb of contact]

(cat is a kind of ...) beat severely with a whip or rod

"The teacher often flogged the students" "The children were severely trounced"

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