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Dog - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Dog' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Dog [ n.]
- A quadruped of the genus Canis, esp. the domestic dog (C. familiaris).
- A mean, worthless fellow; a wretch.
- A fellow; -- used humorously or contemptuously; as, a sly dog; a lazy dog.
- One of the two constellations, Canis Major and Canis Minor, or the Greater Dog and the Lesser Dog. Canis Major contains the Dog Star (Sirius).
- An iron for holding wood in a fireplace; a firedog; an andiron.
- A grappling iron, with a claw or claws, for fastening into wood or other heavy articles, for the purpose of raising or moving them.
- An iron with fangs fastening a log in a saw pit, or on the carriage of a sawmill.
- A piece in machinery acting as a catch or clutch; especially, the carrier of a lathe, also, an adjustable stop to change motion, as in a machine tool.
2 . Dog [ v. t.]
- To hunt or track like a hound; to follow insidiously or indefatigably; to chase with a dog or dogs; to worry, as if by dogs; to hound with importunity.

Meaning of 'Dog' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . dog [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
Example in sentence:
  • she got a reputation as a frump;
  • she's a real dog
Meaning (2):
- metal supports for logs in a fireplace
Example in sentence:
  • the andirons were too hot to touch
Meaning (3):
- 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
Example in sentence:
  • the dog barked all night
Meaning (4):
- someone who is morally reprehensible
Example in sentence:
  • you dirty dog
Meaning (5):
- informal term for a man
Example in sentence:
  • you lucky dog
6 . dog [ v]
Meaning (6):
- go after with the intent to catch
Example in sentence:
  • the dog chased the rabbit;
  • The policeman chased the mugger down the alley