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cat - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'cat' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Cat [ n.]
- An animal of various species of the genera Felis and Lynx. The domestic cat is Felis domestica. The European wild cat (Felis catus) is much larger than the domestic cat. In the United States the name wild cat is commonly applied to the bay lynx (Lynx rufus) See Wild cat, and Tiger cat.
- A strong vessel with a narrow stern, projecting quarters, and deep waist. It is employed in the coal and timber trade.
- A strong tackle used to draw an anchor up to the cathead of a ship.
- A double tripod (for holding a plate, etc.), having six feet, of which three rest on the ground, in whatever position in is placed.
- An old game; (a) The game of tipcat and the implement with which it is played. See Tipcat. (c) A game of ball, called, according to the number of batters, one old cat, two old cat, etc.
- A cat o' nine tails. See below.
2 . Cat [ v. t.]
- To bring to the cathead; as, to cat an anchor. See Anchor.

Meaning of 'cat' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . cat [ n]
Meaning (1):
- an informal term for a youth or man
Example in sentence:
  • a nice guy;
  • the guy's only doing it for some doll;
  • the poor sod couldn't even buy a drink
Meaning (2):
- a whip with nine knotted cords
Example in sentence:
  • British sailors feared the cat
Meaning (3):
- the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant
Example in sentence:
  • in Yemen kat is used daily by 85% of adults
Meaning (4):
- a spiteful woman gossip
Example in sentence:
  • what a cat she is!
5 . cat [ v]
Meaning (5):
- eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
Example in sentence:
  • After drinking too much, the students vomited;
  • He purged continuously;
  • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night