Definitions of cat

  1. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; " After drinking too much, the students vomited"; " He purged continuously"; " The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
  2. any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
  3. beat with a cat- o'- nine- tails
  4. feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and being unable to roar; domestic cats; wildcats
  5. ( trademark) a large vehicle that is driven by caterpillar tracks; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work
  6. a whip with nine knotted cords; " British sailors feared the cat"
  7. a spiteful woman gossip; " what a cat she is!"
  8. a large vehicle that is driven by caterpillar tracks; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work
  9. 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 kat is used daily by 85% of adults"
  10. An animal of various species of the genera Felis and Lynx. The domestic cat is Felis domestica. The European wild cat ( Felis catus) is much larger than the domestic cat. In the United States the name wild cat is commonly applied to the bay lynx ( Lynx rufus) See Wild cat, and Tiger cat.
  11. A strong vessel with a narrow stern, projecting quarters, and deep waist. It is employed in the coal and timber trade.
  12. A strong tackle used to draw an anchor up to the cathead of a ship.
  13. A double tripod ( for holding a plate, etc.), having six feet, of which three rest on the ground, in whatever position in is placed.
  14. An old game; ( a) The game of tipcat and the implement with which it is played. See Tipcat. ( c) A game of ball, called, according to the number of batters, one old cat, two old cat, etc.
  15. A cat o' nine tails. See below.
  16. To bring to the cathead; as, to cat an anchor. See Anchor.
  17. A flesh- eating animal; especially, the familiar household pet.
  18. A domestic animal.
  19. A domestic animal, kept to kill mice and rats.
  20. One of various fishes.
  21. A purchase for hoisting an anchor.
  22. A cat o nine tails.
  23. A domestic animal; a kind of ship; a strong tackle or combination of pulleys, to draw an anchor to the cathead; a double tripod, having six feet, and which falls like a cat.
  24. To raise to the cathead and stow there. Cat- beam, the longest beam in a ship.
  25. A well- known domestic animal.

Usage examples for cat

  1. What do you think of that, my cat? – My War Experiences in Two Continents by Sarah Macnaughtan
  2. I fear that there's a cat in the bag. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  3. Even the black cat will probably go there- one's own black cat. – The Pleasures of Ignorance by Robert Lynd
  4. In fact, we've never taken a cat to board before. – Mary Rose of Mifflin by Frances R. Sterrett
  5. " See what your cat has brought you," said Mr. Fitzwarren. – The Beacon Second Reader by James H. Fassett
  6. There, the queen's clever cat advised that he should be left to her to deal with. – The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book by Constance Cary Harrison
  7. I've ackshally got to talk to the 'orses and the cat to keep my powers of speech from leaving me. – Kitty Trenire by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  8. First, that there never was any cat at all. – The History of London by Walter Besant
  9. A little girl of ten years old frightened at a cat! – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray
  10. The cat ran to meet him, but John went straight to his mother's side and said, Dear mother, I want your kiss and blessing tonight. – The Measure of a Man by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  11. Care killed the cat- 'cos why? – Shining Ferry by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  12. What a happy cat she was! – Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders
  13. It's true enough, Bob- Cat, just the same. – The Boy With the U. S. Foresters by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  14. I'll think of the cat; you think of some woman; and we'll see what we come to. – The-Choir-Invisible by Allen, James Lane
  15. Now we want a cat very much at home. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  16. She knows she's the stuff, and she loves to be told of it as much as a cat loves to sleep in the sun." – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  17. It was like being watched by a cat. – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy
  18. I've seen a cat at the door of the concierge's rooms. – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc