(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (Ireland, informal) terrible, disastrous.

- The weather was cat, so they returned home early.


1. feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats

Definition categories: animal, felid, feline

2. an informal term for a youth or man

Similar word(s): bozo, guy, hombre, sod

Definition categories: person, man

3. a spiteful woman gossip

- what a cat she is!

Definition categories: person, gossip, gossiper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, rumormonger, woman

4. the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant

Similar word(s): kat, khat, qat, quat

Definition categories: man–made, excitant, stimulant

5. a whip with nine knotted cords

- British sailors feared the cat

Definition categories: man–made, whip

6. a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work

Similar word(s): caterpillar

Definition categories: man–made

7. any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild

Definition categories: animal, felid, feline

8. a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis

Definition categories: act

Sentences with cat as a noun:

- a carrier's bow cats


1. beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails

Definition categories: contact, flog, lash, lather, slash, strap, trounce, welt, whip

2. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

Similar word(s): barf, cast, chuck, disgorge, honk, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, retch, sick, spew, spue, upchuck, vomit

Definition categories: body, egest, eliminate, excrete, pass