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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.


Synonymscat-o'-nine-tails


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


SynonymsCaterpillar


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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