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Dog meaning

dog - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. go after with the intent to catch; " The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; " the dog chased the rabbit"
  2. 2. A quadruped of the genus Canis, esp. the domestic dog ( C. familiaris).
  3. 3. A mean, worthless fellow; a wretch.
  4. 4. One of the two constellations, Canis Major and Canis Minor, or the Greater Dog and the Lesser Dog. Canis Major contains the Dog Star ( Sirius).
  5. 5. An iron for holding wood in a fireplace; a firedog; an andiron.
  6. 6. A grappling iron, with a claw or claws, for fastening into wood or other heavy articles, for the purpose of raising or moving them.
  7. 7. An iron with fangs fastening a log in a saw pit, or on the carriage of a sawmill.
  8. 8. A piece in machinery acting as a catch or clutch; especially, the carrier of a lathe, also, an adjustable stop to change motion, as in a machine tool.
  9. 9. To hunt or track like a hound; to follow insidiously or indefatigably; to chase with a dog or dogs; to worry, as if by dogs; to hound with importunity.
  10. 10. A fellow; - used humorously or contemptuously; as, a sly dog; a lazy dog.
  11. 11. One of the two constellations, Canis Major and Canis Minor, or the Greater and the Lesser Dog. Canis Major contains the Star ( Sirius).
  12. 12. A domestic quadruped; andiron.
  13. 13. To follow continually.

dog - examples of usage

  1. It was believed that the dog was dead. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. Some months afterwards, he found another dog to whom the same accident had happened. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. Perhaps he began to understand, for he turned his head on one side, just as a dog does when you talk to him. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
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