|1.||[ noun ] (zoology) a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds|
"the dog barked all night"
|Related terms:||canine Newfoundland cur lapdog Newfoundland leonberg corgi working_dog basenji pug Great_Pyrenees toy_dog spitz griffon hunting_dog poodle Mexican_hairless dalmatian pooch pack Canis flag|
|2.||[ verb ] go after with the intent to catch|
|Synonyms:||chase go_after trail track give_chase tag tail chase_after|
"The policeman chased the mugger down the alley" "the dog chased the rabbit"
|Related terms:||pursue hound quest run_down chase_away tag_along pursuit pursuer lead tag tail trailing chaser|
|3.||[ noun ] (chemistry,food) a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll|
|Synonyms:||frankfurter hotdog wiener wienerwurst weenie hot_dog frank|
|Related terms:||sausage Vienna_sausage hotdog|
|4.||[ noun ] informal term for a man|
: "you lucky dog"
|5.||[ noun ] someone who is morally reprehensible|
|Synonyms:||hound bounder blackguard heel cad|
"you dirty dog"
|Related terms:||villain perisher|
|6.||[ noun ] a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman|
"she got a reputation as a frump" "she's a real dog"
|7.||[ noun ] a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward|
|Synonyms:||detent click pawl|
|Related terms:||catch ratchet|
|8.||[ noun ] metal supports for logs in a fireplace|
|Synonyms:||firedog dogiron dog-iron andiron|
"the andirons were too hot to touch"