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Definitions of cat

  1.   feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and being unable to roar; domestic cats; wildcats
  2.   A domestic animal.
  3.   a whip with nine knotted cords; " British sailors feared the cat"
  4.   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.
  5.   ( trademark) a large vehicle that is driven by caterpillar tracks; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work
  6.   A cat o nine tails.
  7.   A flesh- eating animal; especially, the familiar household pet.
  8.   To bring to the cathead; as, to cat an anchor. See Anchor.
  9.   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"
  10.   A common domestic animal.
  11.   To raise to the cathead and stow there. Cat- beam, the longest beam in a ship.
  12.   a large vehicle that is driven by caterpillar tracks; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work
  13.   A purchase for hoisting an anchor.
  14.   A double tripod ( for holding a plate, etc.), having six feet, of which three rest on the ground, in whatever position in is placed.
  15.   a spiteful woman gossip; " what a cat she is!"
  16.   A cat o' nine tails. See below.
  17.   beat with a cat- o'- nine- tails
  18.   any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
  19.   A well- known domestic animal.
  20.   A strong tackle used to draw an anchor up to the cathead of a ship.
  21.   A strong vessel with a narrow stern, projecting quarters, and deep waist. It is employed in the coal and timber trade.
  22.   an informal term for a youth or man; " a nice guy"; " the guy's only doing it for some doll"
  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.   One of various fishes.
  25.   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"
  26.   A domestic animal, kept to kill mice and rats.
  27.   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
  28.   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.

Antonyms for cat

keep down.

Quotes of cat

  1. Everything comes to those who wait... except a cat – Mario Andretti
  2. I had the X rating on my films. Now they do as much on The Simpsons as I got an X rating for Fritz the Cat – Ralph Bakshi
  3. Our cat is kind dove shellfish, and thinks the world is hers, She finds a comfy spot and then we pet turtle sheep purrs. – Brian P. Cleary
  4. Anyway, Cat Stevens is never going to make much money out of us. – Wayne Coyne
  5. If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat they, too, would purr. – Martin Delany
  6. A cat will be your friend, but never your slave. – Theophile Gautier
  7. Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat – Robert A. Heinlein
  8. I like cats. I used to have a lot of cats, but I don't anymore, now I just have a dog. It does take a certain temperament to have a cat as they do have certain personalities. – Jennifer Love Hewitt
  9. I kind of imagine myself at eighty, a cat lady. – Juliette Lewis
  10. I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. – Abraham Lincoln
  11. I've got lots of good friends. I could have affairs. I can read a book all night, put the cat on the end of the bed. I can pick up my passport and go to France. I don't have to ask anybody. – Joanna Lumley
  12. When I play with my cat who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her. – Michel de Montaigne
  13. Gromit was the name of a cat When I started modeling the cat I just didn't feel it was quite right, so I made it into a dog because he could have a bigger nose and bigger, longer legs. – Nick Park
  14. As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over -estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not. – Carl Van Vechten
  15. Curiosity killed the cat but for a while I was a suspect. – Steven Wright

Usage examples for cat

  1. It was like being watched by a cat – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy
  2. “ A little girl of ten years old frightened at a cat – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray
  3. In fact, we've never taken a cat to board before. ” – Mary Rose of Mifflin by Frances R. Sterrett
  4. Even the black cat will probably go there- one's own black cat – The Pleasures of Ignorance by Robert Lynd
  5. “ 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
  6. His cat came and got right between his feet. ” – The Doers by William John Hopkins
  7. What a happy cat she was! ” – Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders
  8. I've seen a cat at the door of the concierge's rooms. ” – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc
  9. First, that there never was any cat at all. ” – The History of London by Walter Besant
  10. What do you think of that, my cat – My War Experiences in Two Continents by Sarah Macnaughtan
  11. Just then the woman looked up and, seeing Puss at the window, called out, " Come in, little Sir Cat – Puss in Boots, Jr., and the Good Gray Horse by David Cory
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. “ " See what your cat has brought you," said Mr. Fitzwarren. ” – The Beacon Second Reader by James H. Fassett
  15. “ I fear that there's a cat in the bag. ” – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  16. Now we want a cat very much at home. ” – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Care killed the cat 'cos why? ” – Shining Ferry by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  20. It's true enough, Bob- Cat just the same. ” – The Boy With the U. S. Foresters by Francis Rolt-Wheeler

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