HyperDic: paw

English > 4 senses of the word paw:
NOUNanimalpawa clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped
bodypaw, hand, manus, mittthe (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
VERBcontactpawscrape with the paws
contactpawtouch clumsily
paw > pronunciation
English > paw: 4 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningA clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped.
Part ofcanine, canidAny of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
feline, felidAny of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws
PartspadThe fleshy cushion-like underside of an animal's foot or of a human's finger
Narrowerforepawfront paw
Broaderanimal foot, footThe pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings
Verbspawscrape with the paws
English > paw: 4 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningThe (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb.
Synonymshand, manus, mitt
Part ofarmA human limb
homo, man, human being, humanAny living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
PartsballA more or less rounded anatomical body or mass
digital arteries, arteria digitalisarteries in the hand and foot that supply the fingers and toes
fingerAny of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)
intercapitular vein, vena intercapitalisveins connecting the dorsal and palmar veins of the hand or the dorsal and plantar veins of the foot
metacarpal artery, arteria metacarpeadorsal and palmar arteries of the hand
metacarpal vein, vena metacarpusdorsal and palmar veins of the hand
metacarpusThe part of the hand between the carpus and phalanges
palm, thenarThe inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers
Narrowerfist, clenched fistA hand with the fingers clenched in the palm (as for hitting)
hooks, meat hooks, maulerslarge strong hand (as of a fighter)
left, left handThe hand that is on the left side of the body
right, right handThe hand that is on the right side of the body
BroaderextremityThat part of a limb that is farthest from the torso
Spanishmano, manus, palma, pata, zarpa
Catalan, manus
Verbspawtouch clumsily
English > paw: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningscrape with the paws.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The bear pawed the door"
Broaderscrape, gratescratch repeatedly
Spanishdar zarpazos
Catalandonar urpadas
Nounspawa clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped
English > paw: 4 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningtouch clumsily.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"The man tried to paw her"
Entailstouchmake physical contact with, come in contact with
Broadercaress, fondletouch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
Spanishmanosear, toquetear
Nounspawthe (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
pawera person who handles or caresses in a clumsy or overfamiliar manner

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