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Dog vs. Wolf

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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.’;

Wolfnoun

The gray wolf, specifically all subspecies of the gray wolf (Canis lupus) that are not dingoes or dogs.

Dognoun

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

Wolfnoun

A man who makes amorous advances to many women.

Dognoun

A dull, unattractive girl or woman.

‘She’s a real dog.’;

Wolfnoun

(music) A wolf tone or wolf note.

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Dognoun

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

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

Wolfnoun

One of the destructive, and usually hairy, larvae of several species of beetles and grain moths.

‘the bee wolf’;

Dognoun

A coward.

‘Come back and fight, you dogs!’;

Wolfnoun

(figurative) Any very ravenous, rapacious, or destructive person or thing; especially, want; starvation.

‘They toiled hard to keep the wolf from the door.’;

Dognoun

(derogatory) Someone who is morally reprehensible.

‘You dirty dog.’;

Wolfnoun

A white worm, or maggot, which infests granaries.

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Dognoun

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

Wolfnoun

(obsolete) An eating ulcer or sore. See lupus.

Dognoun

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

Wolfnoun

A willying machine.

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)

Wolfverb

(transitive) To devour; to gobble; to eat (something) voraciously.

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Dognoun

A metal support for logs in a fireplace.

‘The dogs were too hot to touch.’;

Wolfverb

To make amorous advances to many women; to hit on women; to cruise for sex.

Dognoun

(cartomancy) The eighteenth Lenormand card.

Wolfverb

(intransitive) To hunt for wolves.

Dognoun

A hot dog.

Wolfnoun

Any one of several species of wild and savage carnivores belonging to the genus Canis and closely allied to the common dog. The best-known and most destructive species are the European wolf (Canis lupus), the American gray, or timber, wolf (Canis occidentalis), and the prairie wolf, or coyote. Wolves often hunt in packs, and may thus attack large animals and even man.

Dognoun

Underdog.

Wolfnoun

One of the destructive, and usually hairy, larvæ of several species of beetles and grain moths; as, the bee wolf.

Dognoun

Foot.

Wolfnoun

Fig.: Any very ravenous, rapacious, or destructive person or thing; especially, want; starvation; as, they toiled hard to keep the wolf from the door.

Dognoun

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

Wolfnoun

A white worm, or maggot, which infests granaries.

Dognoun

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

Wolfnoun

An eating ulcer or sore. Cf. Lupus.

‘If God should send a cancer upon thy face, or a wolf into thy side.’;

Dogverb

(transitive) To pursue with the intent to catch.

Wolfnoun

The harsh, howling sound of some of the chords on an organ or piano tuned by unequal temperament.

Dogverb

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

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

Wolfnoun

A willying machine.

Dogverb

To fasten a hatch securely.

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

Wolfnoun

any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs

Dogverb

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

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

Wolfnoun

Austrian composer (1860-1903)

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.’;

Wolfnoun

German classical scholar who claimed that the Iliad and Odyssey were composed by several authors (1759-1824)

Dognoun

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

Wolfnoun

a man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women

Dognoun

A mean, worthless fellow; a wretch.

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

Wolfnoun

a cruelly rapacious person

Dognoun

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

Wolfverb

eat hastily;

‘The teenager wolfed down the pizza’;

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).

Wolf

The wolf (Canis lupus), also known as the gray wolf or grey wolf, is a large canine native to Eurasia and North America. More than thirty subspecies of Canis lupus have been recognized, and gray wolves, as colloquially understood, comprise non-domestic/feral subspecies.

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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