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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"; "the domestic dog barked all night";
    - domestic dog, Canis familiaris, dawg [non-standard], doggo [informal], pooch [informal], doggie [informal], doggy [informal], barker [informal], bow-wow [informal]
     
  2. [informal] A dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
    "she's a real dog";
    - frump
     
  3. [informal] A boy or man
    "you lucky dog";
    - chap [Brit, informal], fellow, feller [non-standard], fella [informal], lad [informal], gent [informal], blighter [Brit, informal], cuss [informal], bloke [Brit, informal], boyo [UK, Ireland], bucko [informal]
     
  4. [informal] Someone who is morally reprehensible
    "you dirty dog";
    - cad [archaic], bounder [Brit, archaic], blackguard, hound, heel [informal]
     
  5. [informal] A smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
    - frank [US, informal], frankfurter, hotdog, hot dog, wiener [N. Amer, S.Africa], wienerwurst [N. Amer], weenie [N. Amer, informal], wienie [N. Amer, informal]
     
  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: dogged, dogs, dogging

Type of: canid, canine, catch, disagreeable woman, domestic animal, domesticated animal, follow, male, male person, pursue, sausage, scoundrel, stop, support, unpleasant woman, villain, wurst

Part of: Canis, genus Canis, hot dog, hotdog, pack, rachet, ratch, ratchet, red hot [US, dialect]

Encyclopedia: Dog, the bounty hunter