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English noun: dog

1. dog (animal) 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


SamplesThe dog barked all night.


SynonymsCanis familiaris, domestic dog


Broader (hypernym)canid, canine, domestic animal, domesticated animal


Narrower (hyponym)barker, basenji, Belgian griffon, bow-wow, Brussels griffon, carriage dog, coach dog, corgi, cur, dalmatian, doggie, doggy, Great Pyrenees, griffon, hunting dog, lapdog, Leonberg, Mexican hairless, mongrel, mutt, Newfoundland, Newfoundland dog, pooch, poodle, poodle dog, pug, pug-dog, puppy, spitz, toy, toy dog, Welsh corgi, working dog


Part holonymflag


Member meronymCanis, genus Canis, pack

2. dog (person) a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman


SamplesShe got a reputation as a frump.
She's a real dog.


Synonymsfrump


Broader (hypernym)disagreeable woman, unpleasant woman

3. dog (person) informal term for a man


SamplesYou lucky dog.


Broader (hypernym)blighter, bloke, chap, cuss, fella, feller, fellow, gent, lad

4. dog (person) someone who is morally reprehensible


SamplesYou dirty dog.


Synonymsblackguard, bounder, cad, heel, hound


Broader (hypernym)scoundrel, villain


Narrower (hyponym)perisher

5. dog (food) a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll


Synonymsfrank, frankfurter, hot dog, hotdog, weenie, wiener, wienerwurst


Broader (hypernym)sausage


Narrower (hyponym)Vienna sausage


Part meronymhot dog, hotdog, red hot

6. dog (artifact) a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward


Synonymsclick, detent, pawl


Broader (hypernym)catch, stop


Part meronymrachet, ratch, ratchet

7. dog (artifact) metal supports for logs in a fireplace


SamplesThe andirons were too hot to touch.


Synonymsandiron, dog-iron, firedog


Broader (hypernym)support


English verb: dog

1. dog (motion) go after with the intent to catch


SamplesThe policeman chased the mugger down the alley.
The dog chased the rabbit.


ExamplesSam cannot dog Sue


Synonymschase, chase after, give chase, go after, tag, tail, track, trail


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)follow, pursue


Narrower (hyponym)hound, hunt, quest, run down, trace, tree









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