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English noun: cat

1. cat (animal) feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats

Synonymstrue cat

Broader (hypernym)felid, feline

Narrower (hyponym)domestic cat, Felis catus, Felis domesticus, house cat, wildcat

2. cat (person) an informal term for a youth or man

SamplesA nice guy.
The guy's only doing it for some doll.

Synonymsbozo, guy, hombre

Broader (hypernym)adult male, man

Narrower (hyponym)sod

3. cat (person) a spiteful woman gossip

SamplesWhat a cat she is!.

Broader (hypernym)adult female, gossip, gossiper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, rumormonger, rumourmonger, woman

4. cat (artifact) the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant

SamplesIn Yemen kat is used daily by 85% of adults.

SynonymsAfrican tea, Arabian tea, kat, khat, qat, quat

Broader (hypernym)excitant, stimulant, stimulant drug

5. cat (artifact) a whip with nine knotted cords

SamplesBritish sailors feared the cat.


Broader (hypernym)whip

6. cat (artifact) a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work


Broader (hypernym)tracked vehicle

7. cat (animal) any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild

Synonymsbig cat

Broader (hypernym)felid, feline

Narrower (hyponym)Acinonyx jubatus, cheetah, chetah, Felis onca, jaguar, king of beasts, leopard, liger, lion, ounce, panther, Panthera leo, Panthera onca, Panthera pardus, Panthera tigris, Panthera uncia, saber-toothed tiger, sabertooth, snow leopard, tiger, tiglon, tigon

Member meronymfamily Felidae, Felidae

8. CAT (act) 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

Synonymscomputed axial tomography, computed tomography, computerized axial tomography, computerized tomography, CT

Broader (hypernym)X-radiation, X-raying

English verb: cat

1. cat (contact) beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails

ExamplesThey want to cat the prisoners

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)flog, lash, lather, slash, strap, trounce, welt, whip

2. cat (body) eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

SamplesAfter drinking too much, the students vomited.
He purged continuously.
The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night.

Synonymsbarf, be sick, cast, chuck, disgorge, honk, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, retch, sick, spew, spue, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)egest, eliminate, excrete, pass

Antonymskeep down

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