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Definition 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 - [noun denoting animal]

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

  • the dog barked all night

Synonyms for dog in the sense of this definition

(dog is a kind of ...) any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment

(dog is a kind of ...) any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles

(... is a kind of dog ) a large dog (usually with a golden coat) produced by crossing a St Bernard and a Newfoundland

(... is a kind of dog ) a breed of very large heavy dogs with a thick coarse usually black coat; highly intelligent dogs and vigorous swimmers; developed in Newfoundland

(... is a kind of dog ) bred of large heavy-coated white dogs resembling the Newfoundland

(... is a kind of dog ) any of various stocky heavy-coated breeds of dogs native to northern regions having pointed muzzles and erect ears with a curled furry tail

(... is a kind of dog ) breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle

(... is a kind of dog ) either of two Welsh breeds of long-bodied short-legged dogs with erect ears and a fox-like head

(... is a kind of dog ) an intelligent dog with a heavy curly solid-colored coat that is usually clipped; an old breed sometimes trained as sporting dogs or as performing dogs

(... is a kind of dog ) any of an old breed of small nearly hairless dogs of Mexico

(... is a kind of dog ) small compact smooth-coated breed of Asiatic origin having a tightly curled tail and broad flat wrinkled muzzle

(... is a kind of dog ) small smooth-haired breed of African origin having a tightly curled tail and the inability to bark

(... is a kind of dog ) a large breed having a smooth white coat with black or brown spots; originated in Dalmatia

(... is a kind of dog ) a young dog

(... is a kind of dog ) informal terms for dogs

(... is a kind of dog ) an inferior dog or one of mixed breed

(... is a kind of dog ) a dog small and tame enough to be held in the lap

(... is a kind of dog ) any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets

(... is a kind of dog ) a dog used in hunting game

(... is a kind of dog ) any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs

(dog is a part of ...) a conspicuously marked or shaped tail

(... is a member of dog) type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals

(... is a member of dog) a group of hunting animals

Definition 2: a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for dog in the sense of this definition

(dog is a kind of ...) a restraint that checks the motion of something

"he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"

(... is part of dog) mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction

Definition 3: metal supports for logs in a fireplace - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • the andirons were too hot to touch

Synonyms for dog in the sense of this definition

(dog is a kind of ...) any device that bears the weight of another thing

"there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"

Definition 4: a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for dog in the sense of this definition

(dog is a kind of ...) highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings

(... is a kind of dog ) short slender frankfurter usually with ends cut off

(... is part of dog) a frankfurter served hot on a bun

Definition 5: informal term for a man - [noun denoting person]

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

  • you lucky dog

(dog is a kind of ...) a boy or man

"that chap is your host" "there's a fellow at the door" "he's a likable cuss" "he's a good bloke"

Definition 6: a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman - [noun denoting person]

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

  • she got a reputation as a frump
  • she's a real dog

Synonyms for dog in the sense of this definition

(dog is a kind of ...) a woman who is an unpleasant person

Definition 7: someone who is morally reprehensible - [noun denoting person]

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

  • you dirty dog

Synonyms for dog in the sense of this definition

(dog is a kind of ...) a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately

(... is a kind of dog ) bounder

Definition 8: go after with the intent to catch - [verb of motion]

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

  • The policeman chased the mugger down the alley
  • the dog chased the rabbit

Synonyms for dog in the sense of this definition

(dog is a kind of ...) follow in or as if in pursuit

"The police car pursued the suspected attacker" "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"

(... is a kind of dog ) chase an animal up a tree

"the hunters treed the bear with dogs and killed it" "her dog likes to tree squirrels"

(... is a kind of dog ) search the trail of (game)

"The dog went off and quested"

(... is a kind of dog ) pursue or chase relentlessly

"The hunters traced the deer into the woods" "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"

(... is a kind of dog ) pursue until captured

"They ran down the fugitive"

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