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Noun: cat  kat
  1. Feline mammal usually having thick soft fur; includes domestic cats, lions and tigers
    - true cat
     
  2. A domesticated cat, commonly kept as a pet
    - domestic cat, house cat, Felis domesticus, Felis catus, kitty, kitty-cat, puss, pussy, pussycat, moggy [Brit], moggie [Brit], mog [Brit]
     
  3. Any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
    - big cat
     
  4. An informal term for a youth or man
    "a nice cat";
    - guy, hombre, bozo [N. Amer]
     
  5. A spiteful woman gossip
    "what a cat she is!"
     
  6. The leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant
    "in Yemen cat is used daily by 85% of adults";
    - kat, khat, qat, quat, Arabian tea, African tea
     
  7. A whip with nine knotted cords
    "British sailors feared the cat";
    - cat-o'-nine-tails
     
  8. A large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work
    - Caterpillar
Verb: cat (catted,catting)  kat
  1. Beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails
     
  2. Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    - vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, barf, spew, spue [archaic], chuck, upchuck [N. Amer], honk, regurgitate, throw up, hurl, keck, vom [informal], chuck up [Brit], chunder [Brit]
Noun: CAT
  1. A method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis
    - computerized tomography, computed tomography, CT, computerized axial tomography, computed axial tomography, computerised tomography [Brit], computerised axial tomography [Brit]

Derived forms: catting, cats, catted

Type of: adult female, adult male, domestic animal, domesticated animal, egest, eliminate, excitant, excrete, felid, feline, flog, gossip, gossiper, gossipmonger, lash, lather, man, newsmonger, pass, rumormonger [US], rumourmonger [Brit, Cdn], slash, stimulant, stimulant drug, strap, tracked vehicle, trounce, welt, whale [N. Amer], whip, woman, X-radiation, X-raying

Part of: clowder, family Felidae, Felidae, Felis, genus Felis

Encyclopedia: Cat, Dog, & Co

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