Mastiff

[m_ˈa_s_t_ɪ_f], [mˈastɪf], [mˈastɪf]

Definitions of mastiff:

  1.   A breed of large dogs noted for strength and courage. There are various strains, differing in form and color, and characteristic of different countries.
  2.   A breed of large, powerful dogs, valued chiefly as watchdogs.
  3.   an old breed of powerful deep- chested smooth- coated dog used chiefly as a watchdog and guard dog
  4.   A large fierce dog.
  5.   A large watch dog.
  6.   A house- dog of great strength and courage.
  7.   A large and strong variety of dog much used as a watchdog.
  8.   A large and strong variety of dog.

Usage examples for mastiff:

  1. The Carabineers, judging that it would be very difficult to catch him, sent a large Mastiff after him, one that had won first prize in all the dog races. ” – The Adventures of Pinocchio by C. Collodi--Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini
  2. So, as Mr. Talbot meant to sail for Hull by the next day's tide in the Mastiff he promised to take the poor fellow with him back to Bridgefield. ” – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  3. As he did so, I found time to fling a glance at my old enemy, the mastiff – I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  4. It turned out, that he and one of his servants had formed the design of robbing the house and murdering the lady during the absence of her servants, but that their wicked design had been frustrated by the courage and watchfulness of her faithful mastiff – Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match by Francis C. Woodworth
  5. Scarcely had he touched the ground when a man, leaping suddenly out of a thick clump of bushes near that side of the house, caught him in a savage grip and shook him with all the fury of an enraged mastiff shaking a rat. ” – Innocent Her Fancy and His Fact by Marie Corelli
  6. “ A large mastiff too, which had concealed itself for some time under the wall, came forth into the moonlight, with a bone in his jaws- manifestly a human skull. ” – Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX by Alexander Leighton
  7. “ " I know your true name, and that you are none of the mastiff race," said Antony. ” – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  8. Now George Falkner's efforts at cordiality were about as effective as the demeanour of a crusty mastiff encountering another of his kind well within sweep of his owner's lash. ” – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  9. She set a high value on his talents, although we have heard her, at once playfully and graphically, speak of him as " that great mastiff Hagerman." ” – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  10. Then, there's Martha, hospitality itself, and ready to fly at my enemies like a mastiff – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  11. Richard saw Goatley and set him to prepare the Mastiff for an immediate voyage. ” – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  12. In his deep- set eyes, gleaming from under a ponderous brow; in his mastiff like jaw; in every feature of his haughty face were visible all the high intelligence, the consciousness of past valor, and the power and authority that denote a great chieftain. ” – The Spirit of the Border A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley by Zane Grey
  13. He had a real gaunt English mastiff half- starved for want of food, and so ferocious that nobody but himself dared to approach it. ” – Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton
  14. “ A gentleman once possessed a mastiff which guarded the house and yard, but had never met with the least particular attention from his master. ” – A Hundred Anecdotes of Animals by Percy J. Billinghurst
  15. The mastiff led Tom back over the hills, and in an hour's time he was safe and sound at the cave. ” – Crusoes of the Frozen North by Gordon Stables
  16. His hair was bristling, no longer with fear, but with sheer brute fury; his lips were drawn back from the clenched teeth; his nostrils distended and quivering; his forehead wrinkled like that of an angry mastiff – Into the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  17. Will the greyhound attack the lion, as our mastiff doth? ” – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  18. Bud looked at him as a big mastiff looks at a snarling cur with a look more of pity than contempt. ” – The Underdog by F. Hopkinson Smith
  19. He was going to London in the Mastiff on some business connected with the Queen of Scots, he said. ” – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  20. “ Looks like a big mastiff sah, taking care of that little toy- terrier Millet. ” – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn

Rhymes for mastiff:

  • mastif;

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