Dog - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɔːɡ|  American pronunciation of the word dog
Brit.  |dɒɡ|  British pronunciation of the word dog


- 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
- a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman(syn: frump)
- informal term for a man
- someone who is morally reprehensible(syn: blackguard, bounder, cad, heel, hound)
- a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll (syn: frank, frankfurter, hotdog, weenie, wiener, wienerwurst)
- a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward (syn: click, detent, pawl)
- metal supports for logs in a fireplace (syn: andiron, dog-iron, firedog)


- go after with the intent to catch(syn: chase, tag, tail, track, trail)


That dog barks all day long.

children playing with the family dog

wild dogs such as the Australian dingo

They say she's a real dog.

Her latest book turned out to be a real dog.

That was a dog of a movie.

He dogged her every move.

Creditors dogged him until he finally paid his bills.

His faithful dog shall bear him company.

We didn't want puppies so we had our dog neutered.

He was dogged by bad luck.

Spies and informers were dogging his footsteps.

I could hear a dog barking.

What breed of dog is she?

You dirty dog!

Word forms

I/you/we/they: dog
he/she/it: dogs
present participle: dogging
past tense: dogged
past participle: dogged
singular: dog
plural: dogs
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