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1dog

noun, often attributive \ˈdg, ˈdäg\

Definition of DOG

1
a :  canid; especially :  a highly variable domestic mammal (Canis familiaris) closely related to the gray wolf
b :  a male dog; also :  a male usually carnivorous mammal
2
a :  a worthless or contemptible person
b :  fellow, chap <a lazy dog> <you lucky dog>
3
a :  any of various usually simple mechanical devices for holding, gripping, or fastening that consist of a spike, bar, or hook
b :  andiron
4
:  uncharacteristic or affected stylishness or dignity <put on the dog>
5
capitalized :  either of the constellations Canis Major or Canis Minor
6
plural :  feet
7
plural :  ruin <going to the dogs>
8
:  one inferior of its kind <the movie was a dog>: as
a :  an investment not worth its price
b :  an undesirable piece of merchandise
9
:  an unattractive person; especially :  an unattractive girl or woman
10
:  hot dog 1
dog·like \ˈdg-ˌlīk\ adjective
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Examples of DOG

  1. That dog barks all day long.
  2. children playing with the family dog
  3. wild dogs such as the Australian dingo
  4. They say she's a real dog.
  5. Her latest book turned out to be a real dog.
  6. That was a dog of a movie.

Illustration of DOG

Origin of DOG

Middle English, from Old English docga
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Mammals Terms

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

2dog

adjective

Definition of DOG

1
:  canine
2
:  spurious; especially :  unlike that used by native speakers or writers <dog Latin> <dog French>

First Known Use of DOG

14th century

3dog

verb
dogged \ˈdgd, ˈdägd\ dog·ging

Definition of DOG

transitive verb
1
a :  to hunt, track, or follow like a hound <dogged her every move>
b :  to worry as if by pursuit with dogs :  plague <dogged by his past failures>
c :  to bother or pester persistently <dogged him about his grades>
2
:  to fasten with a dog
dog it
:  to fail to do one's best :  goldbrick

Examples of DOG

  1. He dogged her every move.
  2. Creditors dogged him until he finally paid his bills.

First Known Use of DOG

1519

4dog

adverb

Definition of DOG

:  extremely, utterly <dog-tired>

First Known Use of DOG

1526
DOG Defined for Kids

1dog

noun \ˈdg\

Definition of DOG for Kids

1
:  a domestic animal that eats meat and is closely related to the wolves
2
:  any of the group of mammals (as wolves, foxes, and jackals) to which the domestic dog belongs
3
:  person 1 <You lucky dog!>
dog·like \ˈd-ˌglīk\ adjective

2dog

verb
doggeddog·ging

Definition of DOG for Kids

1
:  to hunt, track, or follow like a hound <I dogged them all the way.>
2
:  pester
3
:  to cause problems for <Injuries dogged the team.>
Medical Dictionary

dog

noun , often attrib \ˈdg\

Medical Definition of DOG

:  a highly variable carnivorous domesticated mammal of the genus Canis (C. familiaris) closely related to the common wolf (Canis lupus); broadly :  any member of the family Canidae
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