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Noun: dog  dog or dóg [N. Amer], dóg [Brit]
  1. A member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    "the dog barked all night";
    - domestic dog, Canis familiaris
     
  2. A dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
    "she's a real dog";
    - frump
     
  3. Informal term for a man
    "you lucky dog"
     
  4. Someone who is morally reprehensible
    "you dirty dog";
    - cad, bounder [Brit, archaic], blackguard, hound, heel
     
  5. A smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
    - frank [US], frankfurter, hotdog, hot dog, wiener [N. Amer, S.Africa], wienerwurst [N. Amer], weenie [N. Amer], wienie [N. Amer]
     
  6. A hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
    - pawl, detent, click
     
  7. A metal support for logs in a fireplace
    "the dogs were too hot to touch";
    - andiron, firedog, dog-iron
     
  8. A mechanical device for holding, gripping, or fastening something
Verb: dog (dogged,dogging)  dog or dóg [N. Amer], dóg [Brit]
  1. Go after with the intent to catch
    "The policeman dogged the mugger down the alley";
    - chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, go after, track
     
  2. Persistently cause trouble for
    "dogged by reports of shareholder revolt"
     
  3. Follow closely

Derived forms: dogging, dogged, dogs

Type of: blighter, bloke [Brit], boyo [UK, Ireland], bucko, canid, canine, catch, chap, cuss, disagreeable woman, domestic animal, domesticated animal, fella, feller, fellow, follow, gent, lad, pursue, sausage, scoundrel, stop, support, unpleasant woman, villain, wurst

Part of: Canis, genus Canis, hot dog, hotdog, pack, rachet, ratch, ratchet, red hot

Encyclopedia: Dog, the bounty hunter