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dog

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noun, often attributive \ˈdȯg, ˈdäg\

Definition of dog

  1. 1a :  canid wolves, foxes, and other dogs; especially :  a highly variable domestic mammal (Canis familiaris) closely related to the gray wolf the family's pet dogb :  a male dog dogs and bitches; also :  a male usually carnivorous mammal

  2. 2a :  a worthless or contemptible personb :  fellow, chap a lazy dog you lucky dog

  3. 3a :  any of various usually simple mechanical devices for holding, gripping, or fastening that consist of a spike, bar, or hookb :  andiron

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

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

  6. 6 dogs plural, anatomy :  feet rest his tired dogs

  7. 7 dogs plural :  ruin going to the dogs

  8. 8 :  one inferior of its kind the movie was a dog: such asa :  an investment not worth its priceb :  an undesirable piece of merchandise

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

  10. 10 :  hot dog 1 bought two dogs and a beer

doglike

play \ˈdȯg-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of dog in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology 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 dog breeders a dog collar

  2. 2 :  having an inferior or inauthentic quality :  spurious dog rhyme; especially, languages :  unlike that used by native speakers or writers dog Latin dog French

Origin and Etymology of dog

see 1dog


First Known Use: 14th century


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dog

verb

Definition of dog

dogged

play \ˈdȯgd, ˈdägd\;

dogging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to hunt, track, or follow like a hound dogged her every moveb :  to worry as if by pursuit with dogs :  plague dogged by his past failuresc :  to bother or pester persistently dogged him about his grades

  3. 2 :  to fasten with a simple mechanical device consisting of a spike, bar, or hook :  to fasten with a dog (see 1dog 3a) dogged down the hatch

dog it

  1. :  to fail to do one's best :  goldbrick

Examples of dog in a Sentence

  1. He dogged her every move.

  2. Creditors dogged him until he finally paid his bills.

Origin and Etymology of dog

see 1dog


First Known Use: 1519


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dog

adverb

Definition of dog

  1. :  extremely, utterly dog-tired

Origin and Etymology of dog

see 1dog


First Known Use: 1526


DOG Defined for Kids

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dog

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noun \ˈdȯg\

Definition of dog for Students

  1. 1 :  a domestic animal that eats meat and is closely related to the wolves

  2. 2 :  any of the group of mammals (as wolves, foxes, and jackals) to which the domestic dog belongs

  3. 3 :  person 1 You lucky dog!

doglike

\ˈdȯ-ˌglīk\ adjective

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dog

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verb

Definition of dog for Students

dogged

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dogging

  1. 1 :  to hunt, track, or follow like a hound I dogged them all the way.

  2. 2 :  pester

  3. 3 :  to cause problems for Injuries dogged the team.


Medical Dictionary

dog

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noun , often attributive \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

Illustration of dog



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