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Cat vs. Lion

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The main difference between Cat and Lion is that the Cat is a domesticated species of feline and Lion is a species of big cat.

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  • Cat (noun)

    An animal of the family Felidae:

    "felid"

  • Cat (noun)

    A domesticated subspecies (Felis silvestris catus) of feline animal, commonly kept as a house pet. from 8thc.

    "puss|pussy|malkin|kitty|pussy-cat|grimalkin"

  • Cat (noun)

    A person:

  • Cat (noun)

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

  • Cat (noun)

    A spiteful or angry woman. from earlier 13thc.

    "bitch"

  • Cat (noun)

    An enthusiast or player of jazz.

  • Cat (noun)

    A person (usually male).

    "bloke|chap|cove|dude|fellow|fella|guy"

  • Cat (noun)

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

  • Cat (noun)

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

  • Cat (noun)

    A sturdy merchant sailing vessel now only in "catboat".

  • Cat (noun)

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

  • Cat (noun)

    A prostitute. from at least early 15thc.

  • Cat (noun)

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

  • Cat (noun)

    A vagina, a vulva; the female external genitalia.

  • Cat (noun)

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

  • Cat (noun)

    A catamaran.

  • Cat (noun)

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

  • Cat (noun)

    A street name of the drug methcathinone.

  • Cat (noun)

    A catapult.

    "a carrier's bow cats"

  • Cat (noun)

    A catfish.

  • Cat (noun)

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

  • Cat (noun)

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

  • Cat (verb)

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

  • Cat (verb)

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

  • Cat (verb)

    To vomit something.

  • Cat (verb)

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

  • Cat (verb)

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

  • Cat (adjective)

    Terrible, disastrous.

    "The weather was cat, so they returned home early."

  • Lion (noun)

    A big cat, Panthera leo, native to Africa, India and formerly to much of Europe. The term may apply to the species as a whole, to individuals, or to male individuals. It also applies to related species like mountain lions.

    "Tigers and lions share a common ancestor from a few million years ago."

  • Lion (noun)

    A stylized representation of a large cat, used on a coat of arms.

  • Lion (noun)

    A Chinese foo dog.

  • Lion (noun)

    An individual who shows strength and courage, attributes associated with the lion.

  • Lion (noun)

    A famous person regarded with interest and curiosity.

  • Lion (noun)

    A light brown color that resembles the fur of a lion.

    "color panel|C19A6B"

  • Lion (noun)

    An old Scottish coin, with a lion on the obverse, worth 74 shillings.

  • Lion (adjective)

    Of the light brown color that resembles the fur of a lion.

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  • Cat (noun)

    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.

  • Cat (noun)

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

  • Cat (noun)

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

  • Cat (noun)

    An old game;

  • Cat (noun)

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

  • Cat (noun)

    A catamaran.

  • Cat

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

  • Lion (noun)

    A large carnivorous feline mammal (Panthera leo, formerly Felis leo), found in Southern Asia and in most parts of Africa, distinct varieties occurring in the different countries. The adult male, in most varieties, has a thick mane of long shaggy hair that adds to his apparent size, which is less than that of the largest tigers. The length, however, is sometimes eleven feet to the base of the tail. The color is a tawny yellow or yellowish brown; the mane is darker, and the terminal tuft of the tail is black. In one variety, called the maneless lion, the male has only a slight mane.

  • Lion (noun)

    A sign and a constellation; Leo.

  • Lion (noun)

    An object of interest and curiosity, especially a person who is so regarded; as, he was quite a lion in London at that time.

Webster Dictionary
  • Cat (noun)

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

  • Cat (noun)

    an informal term for a youth or man;

    "a nice guy"

    "the guy's only doing it for some doll"

  • Cat (noun)

    a spiteful woman gossip;

    "what a cat she is!"

  • Cat (noun)

    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"

  • Cat (noun)

    a whip with nine knotted cords;

    "British sailors feared the cat"

  • Cat (noun)

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

  • Cat (noun)

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

  • Cat (noun)

    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

  • Cat (verb)

    beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails

  • Cat (verb)

    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"

  • Lion (noun)

    large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male

  • Lion (noun)

    a celebrity who is lionized (much sought after)

  • Lion (noun)

    (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo

  • Lion (noun)

    the fifth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about July 23 to August 22

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