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Cat vs. Lion

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Catnoun

An animal of the family Felidae:

Lionnoun

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.’;

Catnoun

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

Lionnoun

A male lion.

Catnoun

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

Lionnoun

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

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Catnoun

A person:

Lionnoun

A Chinese foo dog.

Catnoun

(offensive) A spiteful or angry woman.

Lionnoun

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

Catnoun

An enthusiast or player of jazz.

Lionnoun

A famous person regarded with interest and curiosity.

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Catnoun

(slang) A person (usually male).

Lionnoun

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

Catnoun

(slang) A prostitute.

Lionnoun

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

Catnoun

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

Lionadjective

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

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Catnoun

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

Lionnoun

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.

Catnoun

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

Lionnoun

A sign and a constellation; Leo.

Catnoun

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

Lionnoun

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

‘Such society was far more enjoyable than that of Edinburgh, for here he was not a lion, but a man.’;

Catnoun

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

Lionnoun

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

Catnoun

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

Lionnoun

a celebrity who is lionized (much sought after)

Catnoun

A vagina, a vulva; the female external genitalia.

Lionnoun

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

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.

Lionnoun

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

Catnoun

A catamaran.

Lion

The lion (Panthera leo) is a large felid of the genus Panthera native mainly to Africa. It has a muscular, deep-chested body, short, rounded head, round ears, and a hairy tuft at the end of its tail.

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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