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cat (plural cats)

  1. (countable) A domesticated species of the feline species (Felis silvestris) commonly kept as a house pet.
  2. (countable) Any similar animal of the family Felidae, which includes lions, tigers, etc.
  3. (countable) A catfish.
  4. (countable) A spiteful woman.
  5. (countable) An enthusiast or player of jazz
  6. (countable) A guy, fellow
  7. (countable) (nautical) A strong tackle used to hoist an anchor to the cathead of a ship.
  8. (countable) (nautical) Contraction of cat-o'-nine-tails. No room to swing a cat.
  9. (countable) A sturdy merchant sailing vessel (now only in catboat)
  10. (archaic) A mess of coarse meal and clay, placed in dove-cotes to allure strangers.
  11. (archaic) A ferret.
  12. (archaic) The trap of the game of Trap and Ball (also called the game of Cat and Dog), or the game itself.

Verb - edit

to cat

Third person singular

Simple past

Past participle

Present participle

to cat (third-person singular simple present cats, present participle catting, simple past catted, past participle catted)

  1. (transitive) (nautical) To hoist the anchor by its ring so that it hangs at the cathead.
  2. (transitive) to flog with a cat-o'-nine-tails.
  3. (transitive) (slang) To vomit.

Idioms - edit

  • a cat may look at a king
  • all cats are grey in the dark, all cats are grey by night
  • cat and mouse game
  • cat got your tongue?
  • fight like cats and dogs
  • it would make a cat laugh
  • lead a cat-and-dog life
  • let the cat out of the bag
  • like a cat on hot bricks
  • like herding cats
  • not enough room to swing a cat
  • rain cats and dogs
  • the cat's meow
  • the cat's pyjamas/pajamas
  • there is more than one way to skin a cat
  • the cat's whiskers
  • wait for the cat to jump
  • when the cat's away the mice will play
  • nine lives of a cat
  • it's raining cats and dogs
  • curiosity killed the cat

  • Related terms - edit

    • alley cat
    • African golden cat
    • Andean cat
    • Asiatic golden cat
    • bay cat
    • black-footed cat
    • bobcat
    • barn cat
    • catbird
    • cat-block
    • cat-burglar
    • catcall
    • cat-eyed
    • caterwaul
    • cat-fish
    • cat-footed
    • catgut
    • cat-harpin
    • cathead, cat-head
    • cat-house
    • cat-ice
    • catkin
    • cat-lap
    • cat-lick
    • catlike
    • catling
    • catmint
    • cat-nap
    • catnip
    • cat o' nine tails
    • cat's cradle
    • cat's eye
    • cat's meat
    • cat's meow
    • cat's pajamas, cat's pyjamas
    • cat's paw
    • cat state
    • cat's-tail
    • cat's whisker
    • cat's whiskers
    • cattish
    • cattishness
    • cat-trap
    • catty
    • catwalk, cat-walk
    • Chinese desert cat
    • fat cat
    • fishing cat
    • flat-headed cat
    • Geoffroy's cat
    • jungle cat
    • leopard cat
    • little spotted cat
    • marbled cat
    • native cat
    • Pallas cat
    • pampas cat
    • rusty-spotted cat
    • sand cat
    • tom cat, tomcat
    • wildcat, wild cat

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