[dɒg] or [dɔɡ]
(noun.) 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'.
(noun.) informal term for a man; 'you lucky dog'.
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(n.) A quadruped of the genus Canis, esp. the domestic dog (C. familiaris).
(n.) A mean, worthless fellow; a wretch.
(n.) A fellow; -- used humorously or contemptuously; as, a sly dog; a lazy dog.
(n.) 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).
(n.) An iron for holding wood in a fireplace; a firedog; an andiron.
(n.) A grappling iron, with a claw or claws, for fastening into wood or other heavy articles, for the purpose of raising or moving them.
(n.) An iron with fangs fastening a log in a saw pit, or on the carriage of a sawmill.
(n.) A piece in machinery acting as a catch or clutch; especially, the carrier of a lathe, also, an adjustable stop to change motion, as in a machine tool.
(v. t.) 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.
Synonyms and Synonymous
n. . Hound, BITCH, SLUT, PUP, PUPPY, CUB, WHELP.. [Colloquial.] Fellow.. Andiron, sadiron.
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n. a domestic quadruped of the same genus as the wolf and akin to the fox varying in size from small terriers to huge Newfoundlands mastiffs and St Bernards: a mean scoundrel: a term of contempt: a fellow (as a jolly dog): one of two constellations of stars: an andiron: an iron hook for holding logs of wood: a dogfish: a cock as of a gun.—adj. male (opposed to bitch) as in dog-fox dog-ape.—v.t. to follow as a dog: to follow and watch constantly: to worry with importunity:—pr.p. dog′ging; pa.p. dogged.—ns. Dog′-bane a plant with an intensely bitter root valued for its medicinal properties said to be poisonous to dogs; Dog′-bee a drone; Dog′-belt a broad leather belt round the waist for drawing dans or sledges in the low workings of coal-mines; Dog′-bis′cuit biscuit made for dogs sometimes containing scraps of meat; Dog′-bolt (obs.) a contemptible fellow; Dog′-box the part of a railway wagon in which dogs are carried; Dog′-brī′er the brier dogrose; Dog′cart a two-wheeled carriage with seats back to back so called from sporting-dogs being originally carried inside the box.—adj. Dog′-cheap very cheap.—n. Dog′-coll′ar a collar for dogs: a kind of stiff collar on a woman's dress: a close-fitting clerical collar.—adj. Dog′-faced.—ns. Dog′-fan′cier one who has a fancy for or who deals in dogs; Dog′fish a popular name for various small species of shark common on British and American coasts; Dog′-fox a male fox; Dog′ger.—adj. Dog′gish like a dog: churlish: brutal.—adv. Dog′gishly.—n. Dog′gishness.—p.adj. Dog′goned (vulg.) confounded.—n. Dog′-grass a coarse perennial grass common in uncultivated grounds akin to couch-grass dog-wheat &c.—adjs. Dog′-head′ed; Dog′-heart′ed.—ns. Dog′-hole a hole fit only for dogs: a mean dwelling; Dog′-house -kenn′el; Dog′-leech one who treats the diseases of dogs; Dog-lett′er the letter or sound r—also Canine letter; Dog′-louse; Dog′-pars′ley fool's parsley; Dog′rose a wild-rose a brier; Dog's′-ear the corner of the leaf of a book turned down like a dog's ear.—v.t. to turn down the corners of leaves.—p.adjs. Dog's′-eared Dog′-eared.—ns. Dog's′-fenn′el May-weed; Dog′ship the quality or personality of a dog.—adj. Dog′-sick.—n. Dog′skin leather made from the skin of a dog or from sheepskin in imitation of it.—adj. made of such.—ns. Dog′-sleep a light sleep broken by the slightest noise; Dog's′-meat coarse meat scraps and refuse sold as food for dogs; Dog's′-mer′cury the mercurialis perennis; Dog's′-nose a kind of mixed drink; Dog's′-tail-grass a common British pasture grass.—n.pl. Dog′-stones a name for various British species of orchis.—ns. Dog's′-tongue the hound's-tongue plant Cynoglossum officinale; Dog′-tick.—adjs. Dog′-tired Dog′-wea′ry (Shak.) tired as a dog completely worn out.—ns. Dog′-trick an ill-natured trick; Dog′-trot a gentle trot like that of a dog; Dog′-vane a small vane of thread cork and feathers placed on the weather gunwale to show the direction of the wind; Dog′-vī′olet the common name of Viola canina and other scentless species of wild violet; Dog′-wheat a name of Dog-grass; Dog′-whelk the popular name for univalve molluscs of the genus Nassa; Dog′wood a tree or shrub of the cornel genus valuable on account of the hardness of the wood.—interj. Dog on it! a minced oath (for God damn it!).—Go to the dogs to be ruined; Not to lead the life of a dog to lead a life so wretched that even a dog would not be content with it; Throw Give or Send to the dogs to throw away or abandon.
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To dream of a vicious dog, denotes enemies and unalterable misfortune. To dream that a dog fondles you, indicates great gain and constant friends. To dream of owning a dog with fine qualities, denotes that you will be possessed of solid wealth. To dream that a blood-hound is tracking you, you are likely to fall into some temptation, in which there is much danger of your downfall. To dream of small dogs, indicates that your thoughts and chief pleasures are of a frivolous order. To dream of dogs biting you, foretells for you a quarrelsome companion either in marriage or business. Lean, filthy dogs, indicate failure in business, also sickness among children. To dream of a dog-show, is indicative of many and varied favors from fortune. To hear the barking of dogs, foretells news of a depressing nature. Difficulties are more than likely to follow. To see dogs on the chase of foxes, and other large game, denotes an unusual briskness in all affairs. To see fancy pet dogs, signifies a love of show, and that the owner is selfish and narrow. For a young woman, this dream foretells a fop for a sweetheart. To feel much fright upon seeing a large mastiff, denotes that you will experience inconvenience because of efforts to rise above mediocrity. If a woman dreams this, she will marry a wise and humane man. To hear the growling and snarling of dogs, indicates that you are at the mercy of designing people, and you will be afflicted with unpleasant home surroundings. To hear the lonely baying of a dog, foretells a death or a long separation from friends. To hear dogs growling and fighting, portends that you will be overcome by your enemies, and your life will be filled with depression. To see dogs and cats seemingly on friendly terms, and suddenly turning on each other, showing their teeth and a general fight ensuing, you will meet with disaster in love and worldly pursuits, unless you succeed in quelling the row. If you dream of a friendly white dog approaching you, it portends for you a victorious engagement whether in business or love. For a woman, this is an omen of an early marriage. To dream of a many-headed dog, you are trying to maintain too many branches of business at one time. Success always comes with concentration of energies. A man who wishes to succeed in anything should be warned by this dream. To dream of a mad dog, your most strenuous efforts will not bring desired results, and fatal disease may be clutching at your vitals. If a mad dog succeeds in biting you, it is a sign that you or some loved one is on the verge of insanity, and a deplorable tragedy may occur. To dream of traveling alone, with a dog following you, foretells stanch friends and successful undertakings. To dream of dogs swimming, indicates for you an easy stretch to happiness and fortune. To dream that a dog kills a cat in your presence, is significant of profitable dealings and some unexpected pleasure. For a dog to kill a snake in your presence, is an omen of good luck
To dream of seeing a mad dog, denotes that enemies will make scurrilous attacks upon you and your friends, but if you succeed in killing the dog, you will overcome adverse opinions and prosper greatly in a financial way. See Dog.
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n. A kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship. This Divine Being in some of his smaller and silkier incarnations takes in the affection of Woman the place to which there is no human male aspirant. The Dog is a survival—an anachronism. He toils not neither does he spin yet Solomon in all his glory never lay upon a door-mat all day long sun-soaked and fly-fed and fat while his master worked for the means wherewith to purchase the idle wag of the Solomonic tail seasoned with a look of tolerant recognition.
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- Sir James was annoyed, and leaned forward to play with Celia's Maltese dog. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- His old dog, Pilot, lay on one side, removed out of the way, and coiled up as if afraid of being inadvertently trodden upon. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- A single man in a dog-cart, so far as I could see. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- My trusty dog watched the sheep as I slipped away to the rendezvous of my comrades, and thence to the accomplishment of our schemes. Mary Shelley. The Last Man.
- For the dog, I know it to be the cur of the runaway slave Gurth, a useless fugitive like its master. Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- Never will I cease to dog your footsteps. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- A little way within the shop-door lay heaps of old crackled parchment scrolls and discoloured and dog's-eared law-papers. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- I say, said Legree, stamping and whistling to the dogs, wake up, some of you, and keep me company! Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- Deteriorated, that is to say, in the good qualities of horses, not of dogs? Plato. The Republic.
- Not wanting to go through the yard, because of the dogs, she turned off along the hill-side to descend on the pond from above. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- Suppose the thief had got away by dropping from one of the upper windows, how had he escaped the dogs? Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- And if care was not taken in the breeding, your dogs and birds would greatly deteriorate? Plato. The Republic.
- All the unowned dogs who stray into the Inns of Court and pant about staircases and other dry places seeking water give short howls of aggravation. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- She had on a hat and walking-dress, and the dogs were bounding at her feet. Edith Wharton. The House of Mirth.
- At this moment, Legree sauntered up to the door of the shed, looked in, with a dogged air of affected carelessness, and turned away. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- He left it to Jenny's husband to say what he chose, and after a dogged silence the latter turned his shaggy head towards me. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- But it was easy to die like a Turk, by a dogged decline. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- No wonder that in Lydgate's energetic nature the sense of a hopeless misconstruction easily turned into a dogged resistance. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- His lordship's extreme gentleness of disposition appeared very attractive when set in contrast with Meyler's tormenting, dogged humour. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- He continued to stand before her, in his dogged weakness. Edith Wharton. The House of Mirth.
- He stood uncertain, with dogged irresolution upon his face. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- And she felt him following her, dogging her heels like a doom. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- SIR [it ran]: I can assure you that you are wasting your time in dogging my movements. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.