What is dog?

  • (noun): A hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward.
    Synonyms: pawl, detent, click
    See also — Additional definitions below

Dog

The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris), is a subspecies of the gray wolf (Canis lupus), a member of the Canidae family of the mammalian order Carnivora. The term "domestic dog" is generally used for both domesticated and feral varieties. The dog may have been the first animal to be domesticated, and has been the most widely kept working, hunting, and pet animal in human history. The word "dog" may also mean the male of a canine species, as opposed to the word "bitch" for the female of the species.

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Roy Keane - Dog
... The footballer said of Triggs, "Unlike humans, dogs don't talk shit" ... Steve Wilson once described Triggs as "the most famous dog in football since Pickles, a mongrel who dug up the stolen Jules Rimet Trophy in 1966, or that dog that relieved itself on Jimmy ... Winter, writing in the same paper, called Triggs "the fittest dog in Cheshire" and opined that "if Cruft's held an endurance event, Keane and Triggs would scoop gold" ...
Richard Haynes - Law Practice
... Say you sue me because you say my dog bit you ... Well, now this is my defense My dog doesn't bite ... And second, in the alternative, my dog was tied up that night ...
Aesop's Fables - List of Some Fables By Aesop
... Feathers The Boy Who Cried Wolf The Cat and the Mice The Cock and the Jewel The Cock, the Dog and the Fox The Crow and the Pitcher The Crow and the Snake The Deer without a Heart The Dog and its Reflection The ...
Greyfriars Bobby - Revisionist View
... Jan Bondeson published Greyfriars Bobby The Most Faithful Dog in the World, the most detailed biography of Bobby to date ... As background, in 19th century Europe there are documented over 60 'graveyard dogs', or 'cemetery dogs' ... These were stray dogs which were fed by visitors and curators to the point the dogs made the graveyards their home ...
English Cocker Spaniel - Working Cockers - Skills
... cocker spaniel is first and foremost an upland flushing dog ... In performing this task there are some skills the dog must be trained to perform ... To be an effective hunter the dog must comply with this command absolutely ...

More definitions of "dog":

  • (noun): Informal term for a man.
    Example: "You lucky dog"
  • (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.
    Example: "The dog barked all night"
    Synonyms: domestic dog, Canis familiaris
  • (noun): A dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman.
    Example: "She's a real dog"
    Synonyms: frump

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