Definition of "dog" []

  • A domesticated carnivorous mammal (Canis familiaris) related to the foxes and wolves and raised in a wide variety of breeds. (noun)
  • Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, such as the dingo. (noun)
  • A male animal of the family Canidae, especially of the fox or a domesticated breed. (noun)
  • Any of various other animals, such as the prairie dog. (noun)
  • Informal A person: You won, you lucky dog. (noun)
  • A domesticated canine mammal, Canis familiaris, occurring in many breeds that show a great variety in size and form (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Any other carnivore of the family Canidae, such as the dingo and coyote (noun)
  • The male of animals of the dog family (noun)
  • Spurious, inferior, or useless (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • A mechanical device for gripping or holding, esp one of the axial slots by which gear wheels or shafts are engaged to transmit torque (noun)
  • A fellow; chap (noun)
  • A man or boy regarded as unpleasant, contemptible, or wretched (noun)
  • A male friend: used as a term of address (noun)
  • An unattractive or boring girl or woman (noun)
  • Something unsatisfactory or inferior (noun)
  • Any of various atmospheric phenomena (noun)
  • To pursue or follow after like a dog (verb)
  • To trouble; plague (verb)
  • To chase with a dog or dogs (verb)
  • To grip, hold, or secure by a mechanical device (verb)
  • Thoroughly; utterly (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "dog" in a sentence
  • "To illustrate, consider a sentence like ˜A dog barked™, and suppose that ˜dog™ denotes the set X,"
  • "For example, in ˜Every dog is a mammal™, both ˜dog™ and ˜mammal™ have personal supposition."
  • "We had a dog, true it was a different one, a ferocious dog…"