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Definition of Dog

Dog

  1. A quadruped of the genus Canis, esp. the domestic dog (C. familiaris).
  2. A mean, worthless fellow; a wretch.
  3. A fellow; -- used humorously or contemptuously; as, a sly dog; a lazy dog.
  4. 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).
  5. An iron for holding wood in a fireplace; a firedog; an andiron.
  6. A grappling iron, with a claw or claws, for fastening into wood or other heavy articles, for the purpose of raising or moving them.
  7. An iron with fangs fastening a log in a saw pit, or on the carriage of a sawmill.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

Dog Quotations

I don't think anyone would care about my private life because I don't do anything. I'm at home with my dog.
Danielle Panabaker

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
Abraham Lincoln

I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
Abraham Lincoln

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
Groucho Marx

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Mark Twain
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Dog Translations

dog in Afrikaans is hond
dog in Danish is hund
dog in Dutch is hond
dog in Finnish is koira
dog in French is clebs, chien
dog in German is Hund
dog in Italian is cane
dog in Latin is canis
dog in Norwegian is hund
dog in Spanish is perro
dog in Swedish is hund

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