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Definitions of dog

  1. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To follow like a hound; as, he dogged their steps. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To follow as a dog: to follow and watch constantly: to worry with importunity:-pr.p. dogging; pa.p. dogged'. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To follow continually. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To follow closely; hound; hunt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To follow as a dog; to follow close and constantly; to worry with importunity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. To follow insidiously; to hunt or follow closely for a particular purpose. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Dogging. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. informal term for a man; "you lucky dog" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman; "she got a reputation as a frump"; "she's a real dog" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. A quadruped of the genus Canis, esp. the domestic dog (C. familiaris). Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A mean, worthless fellow; a wretch. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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). Newage Dictionary DB
  14. An iron for holding wood in a fireplace; a firedog; an andiron. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A grappling iron, with a claw or claws, for fastening into wood or other heavy articles, for the purpose of raising or moving them. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. An iron with fangs fastening a log in a saw pit, or on the carriage of a sawmill. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A fellow; - used humorously or contemptuously; as, a sly dog; a lazy dog. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. One of the two constellations, Canis Major and Canis Minor, or the Greater and the Lesser Dog. Canis Major contains the Star (Sirius). Webster Dictionary DB
  20. An intelligent and affectionate domestic animal of the wolf kind; any of various mechanical contrivances. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. A domestic quadruped: a term of contempt: one of two constellations of stars: an andiron: an iron hook for holding logs of wood. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. DOGGER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. A domestic quadruped; andiron. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. A carnivorous mammal, commonly domesticated, and remarkable for its intelligence and its attachment to man. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A catch or detent; implement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A well-known domestic animal of the genus canis; a term of contempt given to a man; one or two constellations in the southern hemisphere; aliandiron; an iron book or bar with a sharp fang, used by sawyers to fasten a log of timber in a saw-pit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. A well-known domestic animal; a man, in reproach; an iron bar with a sharp fang, used to fasten a log of timber; a name applied to various tools, pieces of machinery, &c, having a curve like the neck of a dog. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. Doggish. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. In composition, male; degenerate. To give or throw to the dogs, to throw away. To go to the dogs, to go to ruin. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. Dogged. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for dog

  1. Then you might have been where the dog was. – The Boy Scouts on the Yukon by Ralph Victor
  2. It was to have a dog of our very own. – A Christmas Posy by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
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