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Cheetah vs. Cat — What's the Difference?

Cheetah vs. Cat — What's the Difference?

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Cheetah

The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large cat native to Africa and central Iran. It is the fastest land animal, estimated to be capable of running at 80 to 128 km/h (50 to 80 mph) with the fastest reliably recorded speeds being 93 and 98 km/h (58 and 61 mph), and as such has several adaptations for speed, including a light build, long thin legs and a long tail.
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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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Cheetah

A long-legged, swift-running wild cat (Acinonyx jubatus) of Africa and southwest Asia, having tawny, black-spotted fur and nonretractile claws. The cheetah, the fastest animal on land, can run for short distances at about 96 kilometers (60 miles) per hour.
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Cat

A small domesticated carnivorous mammal (Felis catus), kept as a pet and as catcher of vermin, and existing in a variety of breeds.
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Cheetah

A distinctive member (Acinonyx jubatus) of the cat family, slightly smaller than the leopard, but with proportionately longer limbs and a smaller head; native to Africa and southeast Asia (where it is nearly extinct) and also credited with being the fastest terrestrial animal.
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Cat

Any of various other carnivorous mammals of the family Felidae, including the lion, tiger, leopard, and lynx.
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Cheetah

A species of leopard (Cynælurus jubatus) tamed and used for hunting in India. The woolly cheetah of South Africa is Cynælurus laneus. It runs very fast in short spurts while hunting.
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Cat

(Informal) A woman who is regarded as spiteful.
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Cheetah

Long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile claws; the swiftest mammal; can be trained to run down game
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Cat

A person, especially a man.
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Cat

A player or devotee of jazz music.
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Cat

A cat-o'-nine-tails.
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Cat

A catfish.
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Cat

A cathead.
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Cat

A device for raising an anchor to the cathead.
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Cat

A catboat.
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Cat

A catamaran.
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Cat

To hoist an anchor to (the cathead).
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Cat

To look for sexual partners; have an affair or affairs
"catting around with every lady in sight" (Gore Vidal).
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Cat

An animal of the family Felidae:
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Cat

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

Any similar animal of the family Felidae, which includes lions, tigers, bobcats, leopards, cougars, cheetahs, caracals, lynxes, and other such non-domesticated species.
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Cat

A person:
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Cat

(offensive) A spiteful or angry woman.
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Cat

An enthusiast or player of jazz.
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Cat

(slang) A person (usually male).
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Cat

(slang) A prostitute.
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Cat

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

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

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

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

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

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

A vagina, a vulva; the female external genitalia.
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Cat

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

(historical) A wheeled shelter, used in the Middle Ages as a siege weapon to allow assailants to approach enemy defences.
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Cat

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

(slang) A street name of the drug methcathinone.
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Cat

Abbreviation of catapult
A carrier's bow cats
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Cat

Abbreviation of catalytic converter
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Cat

Abbreviation of catamaran
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Cat

Abbreviation of category
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Cat

Abbreviation of catfish
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Cat

Abbreviation of caterpillar
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Cat

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

A ground vehicle which uses caterpillar tracks, especially tractors, trucks, minibuses, and snow groomers.
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Cat

Abbreviation of computed axial tomographyOften used attributively, as in “CAT scan” or “CT scan”.
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Cat

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

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

(slang) To vomit.
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Cat

To go wandering at night.
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Cat

To gossip in a catty manner.
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Cat

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

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

Catastrophic; terrible, disastrous.
The weather was cat, so they returned home early.
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Cat

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.
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Cat

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

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

An old game;
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Cat

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

A catamaran.
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Cat

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

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

An informal term for a youth or man;
A nice guy
The guy's only doing it for some doll
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Cat

A spiteful woman gossip;
What a cat she is!
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Cat

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
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Cat

A whip with nine knotted cords;
British sailors feared the cat
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Cat

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

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

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
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Cat

Beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails
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Cat

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
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