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1cat

noun, often attributive \ˈkat\

: a small animal that is related to lions and tigers and that is often kept by people as a pet

: a lion, tiger, leopard, or similar wild animal

: a man

Full Definition of CAT

1
a :  a carnivorous mammal (Felis catus) long domesticated as a pet and for catching rats and mice
b :  any of a family (Felidae) of carnivorous usually solitary and nocturnal mammals (as the domestic cat, lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, cougar, wildcat, lynx, and cheetah)
2
:  a malicious woman
3
:  a strong tackle used to hoist an anchor to the cathead of a ship
4
a :  catboat
b :  catamaran
6
:  catfish
7
a :  a player or devotee of jazz
b :  guy
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Examples of CAT

  1. I have two dogs and a cat.
  2. <the family's cat did an exemplary job of keeping the house and yard free of all rodents>

Origin of CAT

Middle English, from Old English catt, probably from Late Latin cattus, catta cat
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to CAT

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

2cat

verb
cat·tedcat·ting

Definition of CAT

intransitive verb
:  to search for a sexual mate —often used with around
transitive verb
:  to bring (an anchor) up to the cathead

First Known Use of CAT

1681

3cat

abbreviation

Definition of CAT

1
catalog
2
catalyst

Cat

trademark \ˈkat\

Definition of CAT

—used for a Caterpillar tractor

CAT

abbreviation

Definition of CAT

1
clean-air turbulence
2
computerized axial tomography

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic
CAT Defined for Kids

cat

noun \ˈkat\

Definition of CAT for Kids

1
:  a common furry meat-eating animal kept as a pet or for catching mice and rats
2
:  any of a family of mammals (as the lion, tiger, and leopard) to which the domestic cat belongs
Medical Dictionary

cat

noun , often attrib \ˈkat\

Medical Definition of CAT

1
:  a carnivorous mammal (Felis catus) long domesticated and kept as a pet or for catching rats and mice
2
:  any of a family (Felidae) of mammals including the domestic cat, lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, cougar, wildcat, lynx, and cheetah
July 28, 2015
pachyderm Hear it
an elephant
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