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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
dog (noun)
1.
a) - canid , especially a highly variable domestic mammal () closely related to the gray wolf - Canis familiaris
b) a male dog , also a male usually carnivorous mammal
2.
a) a worthless or contemptible person
b) - fellow chap a lazy dog you lucky dog
3.
a) any of various usually simple mechanical devices for holding, gripping, or fastening that consist of a spike, bar, or hook
b) - andiron
4.
uncharacteristic or affected stylishness or dignity - put on the dog
5.
capitalized either of the constellations Canis Major or Canis Minor
6.
- feet
7.
- ruin going to the dogs
8.
one inferior of its kind as - the movie was a dog
a) an investment not worth its price
b) an undesirable piece of merchandise
9.
an unattractive person , especially an unattractive girl or woman
10.
- hot dog
dog (adjective)
1.
- canine
2.
- spurious , especially unlike that used by native speakers or writers - dog Latin dog French
dog (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to hunt, track, or follow like a hound - dogged her every move
b) to worry as if by pursuit with dogs - plague dogged by his past failures
c) to bother or pester persistently - dogged him about his grades
2.
to fasten with a dog
dog (adverb)
- extremely utterly dog-tired
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
dog (noun)
1.
a domestic mammal that is related to the wolves and foxes
SYNONIMS:
canine, doggy ( doggie), hound, pooch, tyke ( tike)
RELATED WORDS:
cur, mongrel, mutt; bitch; lapdog, pup, puppy, puppy dog, whelp; bandog, bird dog, coonhound, courser, gundog, hunter, sheepdog, sled dog, watchdog, wolf dog, wolfhound; guide dog, police dog, working dog
dog (noun)
2.
a person whose behavior is offensive to others
SYNONIMS:
bastard, beast, bleeder, blighter, boor, bounder, bugger, buzzard, cad, chuff, churl, clown, creep, cretin, crud, crumb, cur, dirtbag, dog, fink, heel, hound, joker, louse, lout, pill, rat, rat fink, reptile, rotter, schmuck, scum, scumbag, scuzzball, skunk, sleaze, sleazebag, sleazeball, slime, slimeball, slob, snake, so-and-so, sod, stinkard, stinker, swine, toad, varmint, vermin
RELATED WORDS:
barbarian, brute, caveman, Neanderthal, savage; loudmouth, vulgarian; lowlife, miscreant, rascal, rogue, roughneck, scab, scamp, scoundrel, villain, wretch; booby, doofus [], fool, jackass, nincompoop, ninny, nit [], nitwit, nut, schmo ( schmoe) []; airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, dink [], dolt, dope, dork [], goon, half-wit, idiot, imbecile, moron, turkey; brat, insolent, nuisance, pest, snip; snob, snoot, snot; dweeb [], nerd
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hero, heroine, idol, role model; gentleman, lady; angel, saint
dog (verb)
1.
to go after or on the track of
SYNONIMS:
bird-dog, chase, course, dog, hound, pursue, run, shadow, tag, tail, trace, track, trail
RELATED WORDS:
accompany, chaperone ( chaperon), escort; hunt, search (for), seek; eye, observe, watch
NEAR ANTONYMS:
head
guide, lead, pilot
dog (verb)
2.
to subject (someone) to constant scoldings and sharp reminders
SYNONIMS:
dog, henpeck, hound, needle, peck (at)
RELATED WORDS:
carp (at), fuss (about over), nitpick; annoy, badger, bait, bother, bug, chivy ( chivvy), harass, harry, hassle, irk, pester, plague, ride, vex, yap (at); egg, goad, incite, prod, prompt, spur, urge; exhort, insist, press, pressure, push; blandish, cajole, coax, wheedle; beg, importune, plead
NEAR ANTONYMS:
compliment; commend, laud, praise, recommend, tout; acclaim, applaud, build up, eulogize, extol ( extoll)
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