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dog

noun

1 dog

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:
— The dog barked all night.

synonyms: Canis familiaris, domestic dog.

Roget 373: man, male, he, him; manhood etc. (adolescence) 131; gentleman, sir, master; sahib; yeoman, wight, ... show more

Roget 846: ugliness etc. adj.; deformity, inelegance; acomia; disfigurement etc. (blemish) 848; want of symmetry, inconcinnity; distortion etc. ... show more

Dutch: hond, joekel
Polish: pies, pies domowy



2 dog

A dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman:
— She's a real dog.

synonym: frump.

Dutch: boerentrien, kuttekop, kuttenkop, reu, totebel, trien, troel, troela, trut, truttebol ... show more

3 dog

Informal term for a man.

Polish: pieron, pierun

4 dog

Someone who is morally reprehensible:
— You dirty dog.

synonyms: blackguard, bounder, cad, heel, hound.

Roget 949: bad man, wrongdoer, worker of iniquity; evildoer etc. 913; sinner; the wicked etc. 945; bad example.    villain, rascal, ... show more

Roget 366: animal, animal kingdom; fauna; brute creation.    beast, brute, creature, critter [U.S.]; wight, created being; creeping thing, living thing; dumb animal, ... show more

Polish: bydlak, bydlę, skurczybyk

5 dog

A smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll.

synonyms: frank, frankfurter, hot dog, hotdog, weenie, wiener, wienerwurst.

Dutch: worstje
Polish: parówka

6 dog

A hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward.

synonyms: click, detent, pawl.

Dutch: klink, pal

7 dog

Metal supports for logs in a fireplace.

synonyms: andiron, dog-iron, firedog.

verb

1 dog

Go after with the intent to catch:
— The dog chased the rabbit.

synonyms: chase, chase after, give chase, go after, tag, tail, track, trail.

Roget 622: pursue, prosecute, follow; run after, make after, be after, hunt after, prowl after; shadow; carry on etc. (do) 680; engage in ... show more

Roget 281: follow; pursue etc. 622; go after, fly after.    attend, beset, dance attendance on, dog; tread in the steps of, tread close upon; be in the wake of, ... show more

Dutch: achterna zitten, achtervolgen, jacht, najagen


Moby thesaurus: Afghan hound, Alaskan malamute, Bedlington terrier, Border terrier, Boston bull, Cairn terrier, Chihuahua, Dalmatian, Doberman pinscher, English toy spaniel, Eskimo dog, Gordon setter, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Kerry blue terrier, Labrador retriever, Maltese, Newfoundland, Norwegian elkhound, Norwich terrier ... show more.

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