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Dog vs. Canine

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Dognoun

A mammal, Canis lupus familiaris, that has been domesticated for thousands of years, of highly variable appearance due to human breeding.

‘The dog barked all night long.’;

Canineadjective

Of, or pertaining to, a dog or dogs.

Dognoun

A male dog, wolf or fox, as opposed to a bitch (often attributive).

Canineadjective

Dog-like.

Dognoun

A dull, unattractive girl or woman.

‘She’s a real dog.’;

Canineadjective

(anatomy) Of or pertaining to mammalian teeth which are cuspids or fangs.

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Dognoun

(slang) A man (derived from definition 2).

‘You lucky dog!’; ‘He's a silly dog.’;

Canineadjective

Of an appetite: depraved or inordinate; used to describe eating disorders.

Dognoun

A coward.

‘Come back and fight, you dogs!’;

Caninenoun

Any member of Caninae, the only living subfamily of Canidae.

Dognoun

(derogatory) Someone who is morally reprehensible.

‘You dirty dog.’;

Caninenoun

(formal) Any of certain extant canids regarded as similar to the dog or wolf (including coyotes, jackals, etc.) but distinguished from the vulpines, which are regarded as fox-like.

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Dognoun

(slang) A sexually aggressive man (cf. horny).

Caninenoun

In heterodont mammals, the pointy tooth between the incisors and the premolars; a cuspid.

Dognoun

Any of various mechanical devices for holding, gripping, or fastening something, particularly with a tooth-like projection.

Caninenoun

(poker slang) A king and a nine as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em due to phonetic similarity.

Dognoun

A click or pallet adapted to engage the teeth of a ratchet-wheel, to restrain the back action; a click or pawl. (See also: ratchet, windlass)

Canineadjective

Of or pertaining to the family Canidæ, or dogs and wolves; having the nature or qualities of a dog; like that or those of a dog.

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Dognoun

A metal support for logs in a fireplace.

‘The dogs were too hot to touch.’;

Canineadjective

Of or pertaining to the pointed tooth on each side the incisors.

Dognoun

(cartomancy) The eighteenth Lenormand card.

Caninenoun

A canine tooth.

Dognoun

A hot dog.

Caninenoun

one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars

Dognoun

Underdog.

Caninenoun

any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles

Dognoun

Foot.

Canineadjective

of or relating to a pointed conical tooth

Dognoun

(Cockney rhyming slang) (from "dog and bone") Phone or mobile phone.

Canineadjective

of or relating to or characteristic of members of the family Canidae

Dognoun

One of the cones used to divide up a racetrack when training horses.

Dogverb

(transitive) To pursue with the intent to catch.

Dogverb

(transitive) To follow in an annoying or harassing way.

‘The woman cursed him so that trouble would dog his every step.’;

Dogverb

To fasten a hatch securely.

‘It is very important to dog down these hatches...’;

Dogverb

To watch, or participate, in sexual activity in a public place.

‘I admit that I like to dog at my local country park.’;

Dogverb

To intentionally restrict one's productivity as employee; to work at the slowest rate that goes unpunished.

‘A surprise inspection of the night shift found that some workers were dogging it.’;

Dognoun

A quadruped of the genus Canis, esp. the domestic dog (Canis familiaris).

Dognoun

A mean, worthless fellow; a wretch.

‘What is thy servant, which is but a dog, that he should do this great thing?’;

Dognoun

A fellow; - used humorously or contemptuously; as, a sly dog; a lazy dog.

Dognoun

One of the two constellations, Canis Major and Canis Minor, or the Greater Dog and the Lesser Dog. Canis Major contains the Dog Star (Sirius).

Dognoun

An iron for holding wood in a fireplace; a firedog; an andiron.

Dognoun

A grappling iron, with a claw or claws, for fastening into wood or other heavy articles, for the purpose of raising or moving them.

Dognoun

an ugly or crude person, especially an ugly woman.

Dognoun

a hot dog.

Dogverb

To hunt or track like a hound; to follow insidiously or indefatigably; to chase with a dog or dogs; to worry, as if by dogs; to hound with importunity.

‘I have been pursued, dogged, and waylaid.’; ‘Your sins will dog you, pursue you.’; ‘Eager ill-bred petitioners, who do not so properly supplicate as hunt the person whom they address to, dogging him from place to place, till they even extort an answer to their rude requests.’;

Dognoun

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;

‘the dog barked all night’;

Dognoun

a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman;

‘she got a reputation as a frump’; ‘she's a real dog’;

Dognoun

informal term for a man;

‘you lucky dog’;

Dognoun

someone who is morally reprehensible;

‘you dirty dog’;

Dognoun

a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll

Dognoun

a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward

Dognoun

metal supports for logs in a fireplace;

‘the andirons were too hot to touch’;

Dogverb

go after with the intent to catch;

‘The policeman chased the mugger down the alley’; ‘the dog chased the rabbit’;

Dog

The domestic dog (Canis familiaris or Canis lupus familiaris) is a domesticated descendant of the wolf. The dog derived from an ancient, extinct wolf, and the modern grey wolf is the dog's nearest living relative.

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