Definitions of dog

  1. metal supports for logs in a fireplace; " the andirons were too hot to touch"
  2. someone who is morally reprehensible; " you dirty dog"
  3. 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"
  4. a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
  5. informal term for a man; " you lucky dog"
  6. a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman; " she got a reputation as a frump"; " she's a real dog"
  7. go after with the intent to catch; " The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; " the dog chased the rabbit"
  8. A quadruped of the genus Canis, esp. the domestic dog ( C. familiaris).
  9. A mean, worthless fellow; a wretch.
  10. One of the two constellations, Canis Major and Canis Minor, or the Greater Dog and the Lesser Dog. Canis Major contains the Dog Star ( Sirius).
  11. An iron for holding wood in a fireplace; a firedog; an andiron.
  12. A grappling iron, with a claw or claws, for fastening into wood or other heavy articles, for the purpose of raising or moving them.
  13. An iron with fangs fastening a log in a saw pit, or on the carriage of a sawmill.
  14. A piece in machinery acting as a catch or clutch; especially, the carrier of a lathe, also, an adjustable stop to change motion, as in a machine tool.
  15. To hunt or track like a hound; to follow insidiously or indefatigably; to chase with a dog or dogs; to worry, as if by dogs; to hound with importunity.
  16. A fellow; - used humorously or contemptuously; as, a sly dog; a lazy dog.
  17. One of the two constellations, Canis Major and Canis Minor, or the Greater and the Lesser Dog. Canis Major contains the Star ( Sirius).
  18. An intelligent and affectionate domestic animal of the wolf kind; any of various mechanical contrivances.
  19. To follow like a hound; as, he dogged their steps.
  20. Doggish.
  21. Dogged.
  22. Dogging.
  23. A domestic quadruped: a term of contempt: one of two constellations of stars: an andiron: an iron hook for holding logs of wood.
  24. To follow as a dog: to follow and watch constantly: to worry with importunity:- pr. p. dogging; pa. p. dogged'.
  25. DOGGER.
  26. A domestic quadruped; andiron.
  27. To follow continually.
  28. To follow closely; hound; hunt.
  29. A carnivorous mammal, commonly domesticated, and remarkable for its intelligence and its attachment to man.
  30. A catch or detent; implement.
  31. In composition, male; degenerate. To give or throw to the dogs, to throw away. To go to the dogs, to go to ruin.
  32. A well- known domestic animal of the genus canis; a term of contempt given to a man; one or two constellations in the southern hemisphere; aliandiron; an iron book or bar with a sharp fang, used by sawyers to fasten a log of timber in a saw- pit.
  33. To follow as a dog; to follow close and constantly; to worry with importunity.
  34. A well- known domestic animal; a man, in reproach; an iron bar with a sharp fang, used to fasten a log of timber; a name applied to various tools, pieces of machinery, & c, having a curve like the neck of a dog.
  35. To follow insidiously; to hunt or follow closely for a particular purpose.

Usage examples for dog

  1. " A dog, you say, sir," cried Bindle, " why didn't you say so before? – Adventures of Bindle by Herbert George Jenkins
  2. Where is Red Dog? – Three Sioux Scouts by Elmer Russell Gregor
  3. The dog struck me.... – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  4. The dog ought to die, too! – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
  5. What's the matter with the dog? – The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins
  6. The dog with the perfectly extraordinary face? – Ethel Morton's Holidays by Mabell S. C. Smith
  7. Then you might have been where the dog was. – The Boy Scouts on the Yukon by Ralph Victor
  8. But did you see the Watch- Dog of Merryland?" – Dot and Tot of Merryland by L. Frank Baum
  9. " My dog," called back the other. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  10. It was that dog. – Short Stories of Various Types by Various
  11. It was to have a dog of our very own. – A Christmas Posy by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  12. And you noticed that dog? – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  13. " I tried it with my dog. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  14. They ought to have a dog set on them." – Landolin by Berthold Auerbach
  15. All she could find to answer was: " Is that a good dog?" – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  16. They ain't fit fer a dog to eat. – The Dude Wrangler by Caroline Lockhart
  17. He's in the dog house, I guess. – Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman
  18. And now I must stop writing, and go to bed, for I am dog- tired. – The Prairie Wife by Arthur Stringer
  19. " I don't care for Mr. Crocker's dog," Susan said uneasily. – Penny Nichols and the Knob Hill Mystery by Joan Clark
  20. The man liked the dog so well that he decided to keep it. – A Hive of Busy Bees by Effie M. Williams