Definitions of Dog
Oxford Advanced Learner`s Dictionary Dog Name Definition Until then, I was just a dog ass severity, one of the posse. Find the answers online with Practical English Usage, your essential guide to English language problems. His latest book is a collection of short stories, Even a Street Dog: Las Vegas Stories. Step by step, we clumsily held an overstimulated dog and let ourselves sink into the valley. Search for every word in the dictionary offline, anytime, anywhere with the Oxford Advanced Learner`s Dictionary app. A dog is an animal of the genus Canis, probably descended from wolves, but in some cases more like teddy bears. Animal names are really old words, and the dog is old enough that no one knows where it comes from. We also call ugly ladies and lazy gentlemen “dogs,” so be careful not to call someone “a dog” if you want to say, “What is the devil, dog.” It is also a verb: to chase (or chase) someone is to follow them relentlessly. Some people walk dogs out of love or duty or because their parents make them. These words were uttered in a cautious whisper from a boy of about seventeen years to a large dog standing by his side. There`s a good reason why a dog is considered man`s best friend: humans are thought to have domesticated dogs more than 10,000 years ago and have been a part of our lives ever since. Dogs separated from their genetic cousins, wolves, tens of thousands of years ago, but you can see that some dogs have retained a family resemblance.
The word dog is a collective term for the species Canis familiaris, of which there are nearly 200 breeds, ranging from Dalmatians to pugs. And just last May, Glee aired “Old Dog, New Trick,” the first episode written by Colfer. I take my dog on a hike and when the world is not in ruins, I love to travel. Dog 1. (Science: Zoology) a four-legged friend of the genus Canis, in particular. The domestic dog (c. Familiaris). The dog differs from all other inferior animals in its intelligence, docility and attachment to humans.
There are many carefully bred varieties, such as Beagle, Bloodhound, Bulldog, Carriage Dog, Collie, Danish Dog, Foxhound, Greyhound, Mastiff, Pointer, Poodle, St. Bernard, Setter, Spaniel, Pointed Dog, Terrier, etc. There are also many mixed breeds and partially domesticated varieties, as well as wild dogs such as the dingo and dhole. (see these names in the vocabulary) 2. A mean and worthless guy; a misery. Who is your servant, who is just a dog, to do this great thing? (2 Kings viii. 13 (rev. Ver)) 3. A fellow; used with humor or contempt; like an intelligent dog; A lazy dog. 4.
(Science: Astronomy) One of the two constellations, Canis major and Canis minor, or the Great Dog and the Small Dog. Canis major contains the dog star (Sirius). 5. An iron to hold wood in a fireplace; a fire deer; an andiron. 6. (Science: Mechanical) an iron with a claw or claws to fix them in wood or other heavy objects to lift or move them. An iron with fangs that tie a tree trunk in a saw pit or on the sled of a sawmill. 7. A part in a machine that acts as a plug or clutch; In particular, the support of a lathe also provides an adjustable stop to change the movement, as in a machine tool.
8. Hunt or chase like a dog; to follow insidiously or indefinitely; hunting with a dog or dogs; to worry, like dogs; with the importance of hunting. I was persecuted, stubborn and taken away. (Pope) Your sins will haunt you, will haunt you. (Burroughs) Greedy and ill-mannered supplicants who do not really plead but to chase away the person they turn to and pursue them from one place to another until they even blackmail a response to their crude requests. (South) Dog is used adjectively or in composition, usually in the sense that it refers to or characterizes a dog. It is also used to refer to a man; AS, dog fox or G-fox, a male fox; dog otter or dog otter, wolf dog, etc.; also to designate a cheap or medium quality thing; AS, Latin dog. A dead dog, a thing without profit or value. A dog in the cradle, an ugly person who prevents others from enjoying what would be an advantage for them, but is not an advantage for him. (Science: Zoology) Monkey dog, a male monkey.
(Science: Botany) Dog cabbage or dog cabbage, any type of unique shell of the Nassidae family, in particular. The nassa reticulata of England. Give or throw to dogs, throw away as useless. Throw Physic to dogs; None of that. Go to dogs, go to ruin; to be ruined. Origin: as. Docga; similar to D. Dog Mastiff, Dan. Great Dane, Sw. Dogg. A four-year-old boy was driven to passionate mourning at the sight of a dead dog coming out of a pond. Although he works here in the old town, he lives in the new part of the city, where he walks his dog in the morning.
So we`re going to leave this dog asleep for now. There are also many metaphorical ways to use the English word dog. It can be used to describe a normal person (a happy dog), a hideous man (a dirty dog), or even your feet (my dogs are sore). There are many more idioms and other expressions that the dog uses, such as the fact that you can`t teach an old dog new tricks, or that relate to the behavior of dogs, such as in the hand that feeds you. “Susan even asked if she could bring food for our dog when she heard him barking through the door,” she added. While dog is an extremely common word, its origin drives us away. Until about 1500, the term for dog was dog, which developed into a dog. Fun fact: The Latin word for dog, Canis, is at the origin of the word dog and is actually etymologically related to the dog. But scholars can`t quite put their paws on the origin of the word dog. All we know is that it comes from the rare Old English word docga.