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Definition of Cat

Cat

  1. An animal of various species of the genera Felis and Lynx. The domestic cat is Felis domestica. The European wild cat (Felis catus) is much larger than the domestic cat. In the United States the name wild cat is commonly applied to the bay lynx (Lynx rufus) See Wild cat, and Tiger cat.
  2. A strong vessel with a narrow stern, projecting quarters, and deep waist. It is employed in the coal and timber trade.
  3. A strong tackle used to draw an anchor up to the cathead of a ship.
  4. A double tripod (for holding a plate, etc.), having six feet, of which three rest on the ground, in whatever position in is placed.
  5. An old game; (a) The game of tipcat and the implement with which it is played. See Tipcat. (c) A game of ball, called, according to the number of batters, one old cat, two old cat, etc.
  6. A cat o' nine tails. See below.
  7. To bring to the cathead; as, to cat an anchor. See Anchor.

Cat Quotations

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
Edgar Allan Poe

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
Mark Twain

Animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, religion is struggling, technology is stressful, and the economy is unfortunate. What's one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on? A dog or a cat loving us unconditionally, every day, very faithfully.
Jon Katz

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
Groucho Marx

You cannot share your life with a dog, as I had done in Bournemouth, or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings.
Jane Goodall
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Cat Translations

cat in Danish is kat
cat in Dutch is kattekop
cat in Finnish is kissa
cat in German is Katze
cat in Italian is gatto, gatta
cat in Latin is cattus
cat in Norwegian is katt
cat in Portuguese is gato
cat in Spanish is gato
cat in Swedish is katt