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dog

play
noun \ˈdȯg, ˈdäg\

Definition of dog

  1. 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. 2 a :  a worthless or contemptible person b :  fellow, chap <a lazy dog> <you lucky dog>

  3. 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. 4 :  uncharacteristic or affected stylishness or dignity <put on the dog>

  5. 5 capitalized :  either of the constellations Canis Major or Canis Minor

  6. 6 plural :  feet

  7. 7 plural :  ruin <going to the dogs>

  8. 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. 9 :  an unattractive person; especially :  an unattractive girl or woman

  10. 10 :  hot dog 1

dog·like play \ˈdȯg-ˌlīk\ adjective


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.



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Origin of dog

Middle English, from Old English docga


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Mammals Terms


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dog

adjective

Definition of dog

  1. 1 :  canine

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



14th Century

First Known Use of dog

14th century


3

dog

verb

Definition of dog

dogged play \ˈdȯgd, ˈdägd\ dog·ging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 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>

  3. 2 :  to fasten with a dog

dog it
  1. :  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.



1519

First Known Use of dog

1519


4

dog

adverb

Definition of dog

  1. :  extremely, utterly <dog-tired>



1526

First Known Use of dog

1526


Medical Dictionary

dog

play
noun \ˈdȯg\

Medical Definition of dog

  1. :  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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