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Definition of 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

If anyone has seen the horrific and unwatchable footage of the Chinese cat and dog trade - animals skinned alive - then they could not possibly argue in favour of China as a caring nation. There are no animal protection laws in China and this results in the worst animal abuse and cruelty on the planet. It is indefensible.
Steven Patrick Morrissey

My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day, with my blankie, my cat, and my dog.
Anne Lamott

Give your dog or cat respect, patience, understanding and love. And if you just change to one vegetarian day a week, that's a wonderful step that will save animal lives. It means you have chosen something kind instead of something cruel.
Ingrid Newkirk

A man is like a cat; chase him and he will run - sit still and ignore him and he'll come purring at your feet.
Helen Rowland

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