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Definition of dog:

  1. A fellow; - used humorously or contemptuously; as, a sly dog; a lazy dog.
  2. A grappling iron, with a claw or claws, for fastening into wood or other heavy articles, for the purpose of raising or moving them.
  3. A mean, worthless fellow; a wretch.
  4. 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.
  5. A quadruped of the genus Canis, esp. the domestic dog ( C. familiaris).
  6. An iron for holding wood in a fireplace; a firedog; an andiron.
  7. An iron with fangs fastening a log in a saw pit, or on the carriage of a sawmill.
  8. One of the two constellations, Canis Major and Canis Minor, or the Greater and the Lesser Dog. Canis Major contains the Star ( Sirius).
  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.


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Usage examples:

  • My dear boy, any dog ought to know the way there.

    - "A Dear Little Girl at School", Amy E. Blanchard.
  • What's that you say, you dog?

    - "The Progressionists, and Angela.", Conrad von Bolanden.
  • Leave your dog outside.

    - "Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens", Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009.