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Bee vs. Cat

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Beenoun

A flying insect, of the clade Anthophila within the hymenopteran superfamily Apoidea, known for its organised societies (though only a minority have them), for collecting pollen and (in some species) producing wax and honey.

Catnoun

An animal of the family Felidae:

Beenoun

A contest, especially for spelling; see spelling bee.

‘geography bee’;

Catnoun

A domesticated subspecies (Felis silvestris catus) of feline animal, commonly kept as a house pet.

Beenoun

A gathering for a specific purpose, e.g. a sewing bee or a quilting bee.

Catnoun

Any similar animal of the family Felidae, which includes lions, tigers, bobcats, etc.

Beenoun

(obsolete) A ring or torque; a bracelet.

Catnoun

A person:

Beenoun

Any of the pieces of hard wood bolted to the sides of the bowsprit, to reeve the fore-topmast stays through.

Catnoun

(offensive) A spiteful or angry woman.

Beeverb

obsolete spelling of be

Catnoun

An enthusiast or player of jazz.

Beeverb

(obsolete) part; been

‘Cride out, Now now Sir knight, shew what ye bee,’;

Catnoun

(slang) A person (usually male).

Bee

p. p. of Be; - used for been.

Catnoun

(slang) A prostitute.

Beenoun

An insect of the order Hymenoptera, and family Apidæ (the honeybees), or family Andrenidæ (the solitary bees.) See Honeybee.

Catnoun

(nautical) A strong tackle used to hoist an anchor to the cathead of a ship.

Beenoun

A neighborly gathering of people who engage in united labor for the benefit of an individual or family; as, a quilting bee; a husking bee; a raising bee.

‘The cellar . . . was dug by a bee in a single day.’;

Catnoun

Short form of cat-o'-nine-tails.

Beenoun

Pieces of hard wood bolted to the sides of the bowsprit, to reeve the fore-topmast stays through; - called also bee blocks.

Catnoun

(archaic) A sturdy merchant sailing vessel now only in "catboat".

Beenoun

any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species

Catnoun

The game of "trap and ball" (also called "cat and dog").

Beenoun

a social gathering to carry out some communal task or to hold competitions

Catnoun

The trap of the game of "trap and ball".

Bee

Bees are insects with wings closely related to wasps and ants, known for their role in pollination and, in the case of the best-known bee species, the western honey bee, for producing honey. Bees are a monophyletic lineage within the superfamily Apoidea.

Catnoun

(archaic) The pointed piece of wood that is struck in the game of tipcat.

Catnoun

A vagina, a vulva; the female external genitalia.

Catnoun

A double tripod (for holding a plate, etc.) with six feet, of which three rest on the ground, in whatever position it is placed.

Catnoun

A catamaran.

Catnoun

(computing) A program and command in Unix that reads one or more files and directs their content to the standard output.

Catnoun

(slang) A street name of the drug methcathinone.

Catnoun

A catapult.

‘a carrier's bow cats’;

Catnoun

A catfish.

Catnoun

(slang) Any of a variety of earth-moving machines. (from their manufacturer Caterpillar Inc.)

Catnoun

A caterpillar drive vehicle (a ground vehicle which uses caterpillar tracks), especially tractors, trucks, minibuses, and snow groomers.

Catverb

To hoist (the anchor) by its ring so that it hangs at the cathead.

Catverb

To flog with a cat-o'-nine-tails.

Catverb

(slang) To vomit something.

Catverb

To apply the cat command to (one or more files).

Catverb

To dump large amounts of data on (an unprepared target) usually with no intention of browsing it carefully.

Catadjective

Terrible, disastrous.

‘The weather was cat, so they returned home early.’;

Catnoun

Any animal belonging to the natural family Felidae, and in particular to the various species of the genera Felis, Panthera, and Lynx. The domestic cat is Felis domestica. The European wild cat (Felis catus) is much larger than the domestic cat. In the United States the name wild cat is commonly applied to the bay lynx (Lynx rufus). The larger felines, such as the lion, tiger, leopard, and cougar, are often referred to as cats, and sometimes as big cats. See Wild cat, and Tiger cat.

‘Laying aside their often rancorous debate over how best to preserve the Florida panther, state and federal wildlife officials, environmentalists, and independent scientists endorsed the proposal, and in 1995 the eight cats [female Texas cougars] were brought from Texas and released. . . . Uprooted from the arid hills of West Texas, three of the imports have died, but the remaining five adapted to swamp life and have each given birth to at least one litter of kittens.’;

Catnoun

A strong vessel with a narrow stern, projecting quarters, and deep waist. It is employed in the coal and timber trade.

Catnoun

A double tripod (for holding a plate, etc.), having six feet, of which three rest on the ground, in whatever position it is placed.

Catnoun

An old game;

Catnoun

same as cat o' nine tails; as, British sailors feared the cat.

Catnoun

A catamaran.

Catverb

To bring to the cathead; as, to cat an anchor. See Anchor.

Catnoun

feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and being unable to roar; domestic cats; wildcats

Catnoun

an informal term for a youth or man;

‘a nice guy’; ‘the guy's only doing it for some doll’;

Catnoun

a spiteful woman gossip;

‘what a cat she is!’;

Catnoun

the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant;

‘in Yemen kat is used daily by 85% of adults’;

Catnoun

a whip with nine knotted cords;

‘British sailors feared the cat’;

Catnoun

a large vehicle that is driven by caterpillar tracks; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work

Catnoun

any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild

Catnoun

a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis

Catverb

beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails

Catverb

eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth;

‘After drinking too much, the students vomited’; ‘He purged continuously’; ‘The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night’;

Cat

The cat (Felis catus) is a domestic species of small carnivorous mammal. It is the only domesticated species in the family Felidae and is often referred to as the domestic cat to distinguish it from the wild members of the family.

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