HyperDic: cat

English > 10 senses of the word cat / CAT:
NOUNanimalcat, true catfeline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar
person cat, guy, hombre, bozo, sodan informal British term for a youth or man
person cata spiteful woman gossip
artifactcat, kat, khat, qat, quat, Arabian tea, African teathe leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea
artifactcat, cat-o'-nine-tailsa whip with nine knotted cords
artifactcat, Caterpillara large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts
animalcat, big catany of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
actCAT, computerized tomography, computed tomography, CT, computerized axial tomography, computed axial tomographya 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
VERBcontactcatbeat with a cat-o'-nine-tails
bodycat, vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw upeject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
cat / CAT > pronunciation
Soundskae't
Rhymesacrobat ... ziggurat: 63 rhymes with aet...
English > cat: 10 senses > noun 1, animal
Meaningfeline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats.
Synonymtrue cat
Narrowerdomestic cat, house cat, Felis domesticus, Felis catusAny domesticated member of the genus Felis
wildcatAny small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
Broaderfeline, felidAny of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws
Spanishfelis silvestris catus, gata, gato
CatalanFelis silvestris catus, gata, gat, moix
Adjectivesfelineof or relating to cats
English > cat: 10 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn informal British term for a youth or man.
Synonymsguy, hombre, bozo, sod
Broaderman, adult maleAn adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
Spanishhombre, tío, tipo
English > cat: 10 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA spiteful woman gossip.
Example"what a cat she is!"
Broadergossip, gossiper, gossipmonger, rumormonger, rumourmonger, newsmongerA person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
woman, adult femaleAn adult female person (as opposed to a man)
Spanishvíbora
Catalantafanera, xafardera
Adjectivescattymarked by or arising from malice
English > cat: 10 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningThe leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant.
Synonymskat, khat, qat, quat, Arabian tea, African tea
Broaderstimulant, stimulant drug, excitantA drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
Spanishcatha edulis, kat, khat, qat, quat
Catalancatha edulis, kat, khat, qat, quat
English > cat: 10 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA whip with nine knotted cords.
Example"British sailors feared the cat"
Synonymcat-o'-nine-tails
BroaderwhipAn instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
Verbscatbeat with a cat-o'-nine-tails
English > cat: 10 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work.
SynonymCaterpillar
Broadertracked vehicleA self-propelled vehicle that moves on tracks
Usage ofslanga characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
Spanishgato, oruga
Catalaneruga
English > cat: 10 senses > noun 7, animal
MeaningAny of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild.
Synonymbig cat
Member ofFelidae, family Felidaecats
Narrowercheetah, chetah, Acinonyx jubatuslong-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile claws
jaguar, panther, Panthera onca, Felis oncaA large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard
leopard, Panthera parduslarge feline of African / African and Asian forests / forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots
ligeroffspring of a male lion and a female tiger
lion, king of beasts, Panthera leolarge gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male
saber-toothed tiger, sabertoothAny of many extinct cats of the Old and New Worlds having long swordlike upper canine teeth
snow leopard, ounce, Panthera uncialarge feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish fur
tiger, Panthera tigrislarge feline of forests / forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes
tiglon, tigonoffspring of a male tiger and a female lion
Broaderfeline, felidAny of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws
English > CAT: 10 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningA 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.
Synonymscomputerized tomography, computed tomography, CT, computerized axial tomography, computed axial tomography
BroaderX-raying, X-radiationObtaining images by the use of X rays
English > cat: 10 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningBeat with a cat-o'-nine-tails.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to cat the prisoners
Broaderflog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounceBeat severely with a whip or rod
Nounscata whip with nine knotted cords
English > cat: 10 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningEject the contents of the stomach through the mouth.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsvomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up
Broaderexcrete, egest, eliminate, passEliminate from the body
Oppositekeep downmanage not to throw up
Spanisharrojar, devolver, vomitar, vómito
Catalanperbocar, regurgitar, vomitar

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