(noun, verb)


1. 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

- the dog barked all night

Definition categories: animal, canid, canine

2. a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman

- she's a real dog

Similar word(s): frump

Definition categories: person

3. informal term for a man

- you lucky dog

Definition categories: person, blighter, bloke, chap, cuss, fella, feller, fellow, gent, lad

4. someone who is morally reprehensible

- you dirty dog

Similar word(s): blackguard, bounder, cad, heel, hound

Definition categories: person, scoundrel, villain

5. a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll

Similar word(s): frank, frankfurter, hotdog, weenie, wiener, wienerwurst

Definition categories: food, sausage

6. a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward

Similar word(s): click, detent, pawl

Definition categories: man–made, catch, stop

7. metal supports for logs in a fireplace

Similar word(s): andiron, firedog

Definition categories: man–made, support

Sentences with dog as a noun:

- The dog barked all night long.

- She’s a real dog.

- You lucky dog!

- Come back and fight, you dogs!

- The dogs were too hot to touch.

- "My dogs are barking!" meaning "My feet hurt!"


1. go after with the intent to catch

- the dog chased the rabbit

Similar word(s): chase, tag, tail, track, trail

Definition categories: motion, follow, pursue

Sentences with dog as a verb:

- The woman cursed him so that trouble would dog his every step.

- It is very important to dog down these hatches...

- I admit that I like to dog at my local country park.

- A surprise inspection of the night shift found that some workers were dogging it.

- I'd ask why you're dogged up in the middle of the room, but I probably don't want to know...