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
Synonyms: Canis_familiaris domestic_dog

"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"

Related terms: chap
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
Synonyms: frump

"she got a reputation as a frump" "she's a real dog"

Related terms: unpleasant_woman
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"

Related terms: support
Similar spelling:   doge