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Definition 1: any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse - [noun denoting animal]

(rat is a kind of ...) relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing

(... is a kind of rat ) any of various rodents with cheek pouches

(... is a kind of rat ) common domestic rat; serious pest worldwide

(... is a kind of rat ) common household pest originally from Asia that has spread worldwide

(... is a kind of rat ) burrowing scaly-tailed rat of India and Ceylon

(... is a kind of rat ) large Australian rat with hind legs adapted for leaping

(... is a kind of rat ) hardy agile rat of grassy marshes of Mexico and the southeastern United States

Definition 2: a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure - [noun denoting artifact]

(rat is a kind of ...) a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort

(... is part of rat) the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)

Definition 3: a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible - [noun denoting person]

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

  • only a rotter would do that
  • kill the rat
  • throw the bum out
  • you cowardly little pukes!
  • the British call a contemptible person a `git'

Synonyms for rat in the sense of this definition

(rat is a kind of ...) a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

Definition 4: someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for rat in the sense of this definition

(rat is a kind of ...) a person who works at a specific occupation

"he is a good worker"

Definition 5: one who reveals confidential information in return for money - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for rat in the sense of this definition

(rat is a kind of ...) a person who supplies information

(... is a kind of rat ) someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police

(... is a kind of rat ) an informer or spy working for the police

(... is a kind of rat ) a police informer who implicates many people

Definition 6: give away information about somebody - [verb of communication]

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

  • He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam

Synonyms for rat in the sense of this definition

(rat is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

(... is a kind of rat ) give information that compromises others

Definition 7: catch rats, especially with dogs - [verb of contact]

(rat is a kind of ...) capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

"I caught a rabbit in the trap today"

Definition 8: give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat - [verb of contact]

(rat is a kind of ...) line or stuff with soft material

"pad a bra"

(rat is a kind of ...) desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army

"If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot"

Synonyms for rat in the sense of this definition

(rat is a kind of ...) be employed

"Is your husband working again?" "My wife never worked" "Do you want to work after the age of 60?" "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money" "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"

(rat is a kind of ...) engage or hire for work

"They hired two new secretaries in the department" "How many people has she employed?"

(rat belongs to category ...) the organized action of making of goods and services for sale

"American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"

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