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cat         

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      n  
1      (Also called)    domestic cat   a small domesticated feline mammal, Felis catus (or domesticus), having thick soft fur and occurring in many breeds in which the colour of the fur varies greatly: kept as a pet or to catch rats and mice  
2      (Also called)    big cat   any of the larger felines, such as a lion or tiger  
3    any wild feline mammal of the genus Felis, such as the lynx or serval, resembling the domestic cat,   (Related adj)        feline  
4    Informal   a woman who gossips maliciously  
5    Slang   a man; guy  
6      (Nautical)   a heavy tackle for hoisting an anchor to the cathead  
7    a short sharp-ended piece of wood used in the game of tipcat  
8       short for       catboat  
9    Informal   short for caterpillar (the vehicle)  
10       short for       cat-o'-nine-tails  
11    a bag of cats     (Irish)  
informal   a bad-tempered person  
she's a real bag of cats this morning     
12    fight like Kilkenny cats   to fight until both parties are destroyed  
13    let the cat out of the bag   to disclose a secret, often by mistake  
14    like a cat on a hot tin roof or on hot bricks   in an uneasy or agitated state  
15    like cat and dog   quarrelling savagely  
16    look like something the cat brought in   to appear dishevelled or bedraggled  
17    not a cat in hell's chance   no chance at all  
18    not have room to swing a cat   to have very little space  
19    put, set, etc., the cat among the pigeons   to introduce some violently disturbing new element  
20    play cat and mouse   to play with a person or animal in a cruel or teasing way, esp. before a final act of cruelty or unkindness  
21    rain cats and dogs   to rain very heavily  
      vb   , cats, catting, catted  
22    tr   to flog with a cat-o'-nine-tails  
23    tr     (Nautical)   to hoist (an anchor) to the cathead  
24    intr      a slang word for       vomit  
     (Old English catte, from Latin cattus; related to Old Norse köttr, Old High German kazza, Old French chat, Russian kot)  
  catlike      adj  
  cattish      adj  
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cat          [2]  
      n  
Informal      short for       catamaran       1  

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cat          [3]  
      n  
1   
a       short for       catalytic converter  
b    (as modifier)  
a cat car     
      adj  
2       short for       catalytic  
a cat cracker     

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catboat  
      n   a sailing vessel with a single mast, set well forward and often unstayed, and a large sail, usually rigged with a gaff,   (Shortened form)    cat         


Abyssinian cat  
      n   a variety of cat with a long body and a short brown coat with black or dark brown markings  
alley cat  
      n   a homeless cat that roams in back streets  
Angora cat  
      n   a former long-haired variety of cat, similar to the Persian  
Burmese cat  
      n   a breed of cat similar in shape to the Siamese but typically having a dark brown or blue-grey coat  
cat          [1]  
      n  
1      (Also called)    domestic cat   a small domesticated feline mammal, Felis catus (or domesticus), having thick soft fur and occurring in many breeds in which the colour of the fur varies greatly: kept as a pet or to catch rats and mice  
2      (Also called)    big cat   any of the larger felines, such as a lion or tiger  
3    any wild feline mammal of the genus Felis, such as the lynx or serval, resembling the domestic cat,   (Related adj)        feline  
4    Informal   a woman who gossips maliciously  
5    Slang   a man; guy  
6      (Nautical)   a heavy tackle for hoisting an anchor to the cathead  
7    a short sharp-ended piece of wood used in the game of tipcat  
8       short for       catboat  
9    Informal   short for caterpillar (the vehicle)  
10       short for       cat-o'-nine-tails  
11    a bag of cats     (Irish)  
informal   a bad-tempered person  
she's a real bag of cats this morning     
12    fight like Kilkenny cats   to fight until both parties are destroyed  
13    let the cat out of the bag   to disclose a secret, often by mistake  
14    like a cat on a hot tin roof or on hot bricks   in an uneasy or agitated state  
15    like cat and dog   quarrelling savagely  
16    look like something the cat brought in   to appear dishevelled or bedraggled  
17    not a cat in hell's chance   no chance at all  
18    not have room to swing a cat   to have very little space  
19    put, set, etc., the cat among the pigeons   to introduce some violently disturbing new element  
20    play cat and mouse   to play with a person or animal in a cruel or teasing way, esp. before a final act of cruelty or unkindness  
21    rain cats and dogs   to rain very heavily  
      vb   , cats, catting, catted  
22    tr   to flog with a cat-o'-nine-tails  
23    tr     (Nautical)   to hoist (an anchor) to the cathead  
24    intr      a slang word for       vomit  
     (Old English catte, from Latin cattus; related to Old Norse köttr, Old High German kazza, Old French chat, Russian kot)  
  catlike      adj  
  cattish      adj  
cat          [2]  
      n  
Informal      short for       catamaran       1  
cat          [3]  
      n  
1   
a       short for       catalytic converter  
b    (as modifier)  
a cat car     
      adj  
2       short for       catalytic  
a cat cracker     
CAT     (in Britain)  
      abbrev. for  
1    College of Advanced Technology  
2    computer-aided teaching  
3    computer-assisted trading  
cat.  
      abbrev. for  
1    catalogue  
2    catamaran  
3      (Christianity)   catechism  
cat brier  
      n      another name for       greenbrier  
cat burglar  
      n   a burglar who enters buildings by climbing through upper windows, skylights, etc.  
cat cracker  
      n      an informal name for       catalytic cracker  
cat door  
      n   a small door or flap in a larger door through which a cat can pass  
cat hole  
      n   one of a pair of holes in the after part of a ship through which hawsers are passed for steadying the ship or heaving astern  
cat litter  
      n   absorbent material, often in a granular form, that is used to line a receptacle in which a domestic cat can urinate and defecate indoors  
cat-o'-mountain  
      n      another name for       catamount  
cat-o'-nine-tails  
      n   pl   , -tails   a rope whip consisting of nine knotted thongs, used formerly to flog prisoners,   (Often shortened to)    cat         
cat rig  
      n   the rig of a catboat  
  catrigged      adj  
CAT scanner  
      n      former name for       CT scanner  
     (C20: (C)omputerized (A)xial (T)omography)  
cat's cradle  
      n   a game played by making intricate patterns with a loop of string between the fingers  
cat's-ear  
      n   any of various European plants of the genus Hypochoeris, esp. H. radicata, having dandelion-like heads of yellow flowers: family Compositae (composites)  
cat's-eye  
      n   any of a group of gemstones, esp. a greenish-yellow variety of chrysoberyl, that reflect a streak of light when cut in a rounded unfaceted shape  
cat's-foot  
      n   pl   , -feet   a European plant, Antennaria dioica, with whitish woolly leaves and heads of typically white flowers: family Compositae (composites),   (Also called)    mountain everlasting  
cat's-paw  
      n  
1    a person used by another as a tool; dupe  
2      (Nautical)   a hitch in the form of two loops, or eyes, in the bight of a line, used for attaching it to a hook  
3    a pattern of ripples on the surface of water caused by a light wind  
     ((sense 1) C18: so called from the tale of the monkey who used a cat's paw to draw chestnuts out of a fire)  
cat's-tail  
      n  
1       another name for       reed mace       1  
2       another name for       catkin  
cat's whisker  
      n  
1    a pointed wire formerly used to make contact with the crystal in a crystal radio receiver  
2    any wire used to make contact with a semiconductor  
cat's whiskers   , cat's pyjamas  
      n  
the  
Slang   a person or thing that is excellent or superior  
cat-train   , cat-swing  
      n     (Canadian)   a train of sleds, cabooses, etc., pulled by a caterpillar tractor, used chiefly in the north during winter to transport freight  
colourpoint cat  
      n   a Persian cat with the colouring of a Siamese,   (U.S. name)    Himalayan cat         
dead-cat bounce  
      n     (Stock Exchange, informal)   a temporary recovery in prices following a substantial fall as a result of speculators buying stocks they have already sold rather than as a result of a genuine reversal of the downward trend  
fat cat  
      n  
Slang  
a    a very wealthy or influential person  
b    (as modifier)  
a fat-cat industrialist     
Himalayan cat  
      n      the U.S. name for       colourpoint cat  
hunting cat   , leopard  
      n      another name for       cheetah  
Korat cat  
      n   a rare type of cat originating in Thailand that has a blue-grey coat and, in the adult, brilliant green eyes  
     (named after the Korat Plateau in Thailand)  
Manx cat  
      n   a short-haired tailless variety of cat, believed to originate on the Isle of Man  
mountain cat  
      n   any of various wild feline mammals, such as the bobcat, lynx, or puma  
Persian cat  
      n   a long-haired variety of domestic cat with a stocky body, round face, and short thick legs  
scaredy-cat  
      n  
Informal   someone who is easily frightened  
Siamese cat  
      n   a short-haired breed of cat with a tapering tail, blue eyes, and dark ears, mask, tail, and paws  
     (so called because the breed is believed to have originated in Siam)  
Sno-Cat  
      n   Trademark   a type of snowmobile  
tiger cat  
      n  
1    a medium-sized feline mammal, Felis tigrina, of Central and South America, having a dark-striped coat  
2    any similar feline with tiger-like markings, such as the margay  

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cat-o'-nine-tails  
      n   pl   , -tails   a rope whip consisting of nine knotted thongs, used formerly to flog prisoners,   (Often shortened to)    cat         


Abyssinian cat  
      n   a variety of cat with a long body and a short brown coat with black or dark brown markings  
alley cat  
      n   a homeless cat that roams in back streets  
Angora cat  
      n   a former long-haired variety of cat, similar to the Persian  
Burmese cat  
      n   a breed of cat similar in shape to the Siamese but typically having a dark brown or blue-grey coat  
cat          [1]  
      n  
1      (Also called)    domestic cat          a small domesticated feline mammal, Felis catus (or domesticus), having thick soft fur and occurring in many breeds in which the colour of the fur varies greatly: kept as a pet or to catch rats and mice  
2      (Also called)    big cat   any of the larger felines, such as a lion or tiger  
3    any wild feline mammal of the genus Felis, such as the lynx or serval, resembling the domestic cat,   (Related adj)        feline  
4    Informal   a woman who gossips maliciously  
5    Slang   a man; guy  
6      (Nautical)   a heavy tackle for hoisting an anchor to the cathead  
7    a short sharp-ended piece of wood used in the game of tipcat  
8       short for       catboat  
9    Informal   short for caterpillar (the vehicle)  
10       short for       cat-o'-nine-tails  
11    a bag of cats     (Irish)  
informal   a bad-tempered person  
she's a real bag of cats this morning     
12    fight like Kilkenny cats   to fight until both parties are destroyed  
13    let the cat out of the bag   to disclose a secret, often by mistake  
14    like a cat on a hot tin roof or on hot bricks   in an uneasy or agitated state  
15    like cat and dog   quarrelling savagely  
16    look like something the cat brought in   to appear dishevelled or bedraggled  
17    not a cat in hell's chance   no chance at all  
18    not have room to swing a cat   to have very little space  
19    put, set, etc., the cat among the pigeons   to introduce some violently disturbing new element  
20    play cat and mouse   to play with a person or animal in a cruel or teasing way, esp. before a final act of cruelty or unkindness  
21    rain cats and dogs   to rain very heavily  
      vb   , cats, catting, catted  
22    tr   to flog with a cat-o'-nine-tails  
23    tr     (Nautical)   to hoist (an anchor) to the cathead  
24    intr      a slang word for       vomit  
     (Old English catte, from Latin cattus; related to Old Norse köttr, Old High German kazza, Old French chat, Russian kot)  
  catlike      adj  
  cattish      adj  
cat          [2]  
      n  
Informal      short for       catamaran       1  
cat          [3]  
      n  
1   
a       short for       catalytic converter  
b    (as modifier)  
a cat car     
      adj  
2       short for       catalytic  
a cat cracker     
CAT     (in Britain)  
      abbrev. for  
1    College of Advanced Technology  
2    computer-aided teaching  
3    computer-assisted trading  
cat.  
      abbrev. for  
1    catalogue  
2    catamaran  
3      (Christianity)   catechism  
cat brier  
      n      another name for       greenbrier  
cat burglar  
      n   a burglar who enters buildings by climbing through upper windows, skylights, etc.  
cat cracker  
      n      an informal name for       catalytic cracker  
cat door  
      n   a small door or flap in a larger door through which a cat can pass  
cat hole  
      n   one of a pair of holes in the after part of a ship through which hawsers are passed for steadying the ship or heaving astern  
cat litter  
      n   absorbent material, often in a granular form, that is used to line a receptacle in which a domestic cat can urinate and defecate indoors  
cat-o'-mountain  
      n      another name for       catamount  
cat rig  
      n   the rig of a catboat  
  catrigged      adj  
CAT scanner  
      n      former name for       CT scanner  
     (C20: (C)omputerized (A)xial (T)omography)  
cat's cradle  
      n   a game played by making intricate patterns with a loop of string between the fingers  
cat's-ear  
      n   any of various European plants of the genus Hypochoeris, esp. H. radicata, having dandelion-like heads of yellow flowers: family Compositae (composites)  
cat's-eye  
      n   any of a group of gemstones, esp. a greenish-yellow variety of chrysoberyl, that reflect a streak of light when cut in a rounded unfaceted shape  
cat's-foot  
      n   pl   , -feet   a European plant, Antennaria dioica, with whitish woolly leaves and heads of typically white flowers: family Compositae (composites),   (Also called)    mountain everlasting  
cat's-paw  
      n  
1    a person used by another as a tool; dupe  
2      (Nautical)   a hitch in the form of two loops, or eyes, in the bight of a line, used for attaching it to a hook  
3    a pattern of ripples on the surface of water caused by a light wind  
     ((sense 1) C18: so called from the tale of the monkey who used a cat's paw to draw chestnuts out of a fire)  
cat's-tail  
      n  
1       another name for       reed mace       1  
2       another name for       catkin  
cat's whisker  
      n  
1    a pointed wire formerly used to make contact with the crystal in a crystal radio receiver  
2    any wire used to make contact with a semiconductor  
cat's whiskers   , cat's pyjamas  
      n  
the  
Slang   a person or thing that is excellent or superior  
cat-train   , cat-swing  
      n     (Canadian)   a train of sleds, cabooses, etc., pulled by a caterpillar tractor, used chiefly in the north during winter to transport freight  
colourpoint cat  
      n   a Persian cat with the colouring of a Siamese,   (U.S. name)    Himalayan cat  
dead-cat bounce  
      n     (Stock Exchange, informal)   a temporary recovery in prices following a substantial fall as a result of speculators buying stocks they have already sold rather than as a result of a genuine reversal of the downward trend  
fat cat  
      n  
Slang  
a    a very wealthy or influential person  
b    (as modifier)  
a fat-cat industrialist     
Himalayan cat  
      n      the U.S. name for       colourpoint cat  
hunting cat   , leopard  
      n      another name for       cheetah  
Korat cat  
      n   a rare type of cat originating in Thailand that has a blue-grey coat and, in the adult, brilliant green eyes  
     (named after the Korat Plateau in Thailand)  
Manx cat  
      n   a short-haired tailless variety of cat, believed to originate on the Isle of Man  
mountain cat  
      n   any of various wild feline mammals, such as the bobcat, lynx, or puma  
Persian cat  
      n   a long-haired variety of domestic cat with a stocky body, round face, and short thick legs  
scaredy-cat  
      n  
Informal   someone who is easily frightened  
Siamese cat  
      n   a short-haired breed of cat with a tapering tail, blue eyes, and dark ears, mask, tail, and paws  
     (so called because the breed is believed to have originated in Siam)  
Sno-Cat  
      n   Trademark   a type of snowmobile  
tiger cat  
      n  
1    a medium-sized feline mammal, Felis tigrina, of Central and South America, having a dark-striped coat  
2    any similar feline with tiger-like markings, such as the margay  

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cat

  
  
feline, gib, grimalkin, kitty, malkin     (archaic)   moggy     (slang)   mouser, puss     (informal)   pussy     (informal)   tabby  

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cat, CAT, CAT, Abyssinian cat

herding cats exp.
expression used to describe an attempt to organize a difficult or unpredictable situation; trying to coordinate a group of people who tend to act chaotically
[Bus.] E.g: Some say that managing a team is herding cats.

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id.
rain very heavily
Idiomatic expression. "The weather was really bad yesterday. It was raining cats and dogs all day."
n.
something or someone that is regarded as outstanding, extremely good ; the best ; the cream ; the quintessence ; the jewel ; the top ; the bee's knees ; the cat's pyjamas
[UK];[Slang] Refers to the dog's habit of licking its testicles. By extension (and not without humor) the latter probably taste good! Ex: Among their albums,"master of puppets" is likely the dog's bullocks!
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