From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) , (etyl) (m).
An animal of the family Felidae :
*2011 , Karl Kruszelnicki, Brain Food (ISBN 1466828129), page 53:
*:Mammals need two genes to make the taste receptor for sugar. Studies in various cats (tigers, cheetahs and domestic cats) showed that one of these genes has mutated and no longer works.
#A domesticated subspecies (Felis silvestris catus ) of feline animal, commonly kept as a house pet.
#*:At twilight in the summer there is never anybody to fear—man, woman, or cat —in the chambers and at that hour the mice come out. They do not eat parchment or foolscap or red tape, but they eat the luncheon crumbs.
#Any similar animal of the family Felidae, which includes lions, tigers, bobcats, etc.
*1913 , (Willa Cather), :
*:She missed the fish diet of her own country, and twice every summer she sent the boys to the river, twenty miles to the southward, to fish for channel cat .
#(lb) A spiteful or angry woman.
#An enthusiast or player of jazz.
#*2008 , (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), "Hold on to Yourself":
#*:I turn on the radio / There's some cat on the saxophone / Laying down a litany of excuses
#(lb) A person (usually male).
#(lb) A prostitute.
(lb) A strong tackle used to hoist an anchor to the cathead of a ship.
(Short form of) cat-o'-nine-tails.
*1839 , testimony by , recorded in the Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York (Assembly No. 335), page 44:
*:he used this '''cat''' on one other man, and then destroyed the ' cat wound with wire.
(lb) Any of a variety of earth-moving machines. (from their manufacturer )
(lb) A sturdy merchant sailing vessel (now only in "catboat").
The game of "trap and ball" (also called "cat and dog").
#The trap of the game of "trap and ball".
A vagina, a vulva; the female external genitalia.
*1969 , Iceberg Slim, Pimp: The Story of My Life (Holloway House Publishing):
*:"What the hell, so this broad's got a prematurely-gray cat ."
*2005 , Carolyn Chambers Sanders, Sins & Secrets (Hachette Digital):
*:As she came up, she tried to put her cat in his face for some licking.
*2007 , Franklin White, Money for Good (Simon and Schuster), page 64:
*:I had a notion to walk over to her, rip her apron off, sling her housecoat open and put my finger inside her cat to see if she was wet or freshly fucked because the dream I had earlier was beginning to really annoy me.
A double tripod (for holding a plate, etc.) with six feet, of which three rest on the ground, in whatever position it is placed.
* (any member of the family Felidae) felid
* feline cat, a feline
* pantherine cat, a pantherine
* panther (i.e. tiger, lion, jaguar, leopard), (narrow sense) panther (i.e. black panther)
* , "saber-toothed cat" (saber-tooth)
* (domestic species) puss, pussy, malkin, kitty, pussy-cat, grimalkin
* (man) bloke (qualifier), chap (British), cove (UK), dude, fellow, fella, guy
* (spiteful woman) bitch
* See also
* See also
* (domestic species) housecat, malkin, kitten, mouser, tomcat
* a cat may look at a king
* all cats are grey in the dark, all cats are grey by night
* alley cat
* African golden cat
* Andean cat
* Asiatic golden cat
* bay cat
* black-footed cat
* barn cat
* Burmese cat, Burmese
* cat and mouse
* cat box
* cat food
* cat that ate the canary, cat that swallowed the canary
* cat in the meal-tub
* cat in the sack
* cat got someone's tongue, cat got your tongue?
* cathead, cat-head
* cat litter
* cat-nap, cat nap, catnap
* cat's cradle
* cat's eye
* cat's meat
* cat's meow
* cat's pajamas, the cat's pyjamas
* cat's paw
* cat scratch fever
* cat state
* cat's whisker
* cat's whiskers
* catwalk, cat-walk
* Chinese desert cat
* curiosity killed the cat
* domestic cat
* fat cat
* feral cat
* fight like cats and dogs
* fishing cat
* flat-headed cat
* Geoffroy's cat
* it would make a cat laugh
* jungle cat
* lead a cat-and-dog life
* leopard cat
* let the cat out of the bag
* like a cat in a strange garret
* like a cat on hot bricks
* like a cat on a hot tin roof
* like herding cats
* like the cat that got the cream
* little spotted cat
* Maine Coon cat, Maine Coon
* Manx cat, Manx
* marbled cat
* native cat
* not enough room to swing a cat
* Pallas cat
* pampas cat
* Persian cat, Persian
* rain cats and dogs
* reduced cat
* Russian Blue cat, Russian Blue
* rusty-spotted cat
* sand cat
* Siamese cat, Siamese
* tabby cat, tabby
* there's more than one way to skin a cat, there is more than one way to skin a cat
* tom cat, tomcat
* wait for the cat to jump
* wildcat, wild cat
* when the cat's away the mice will play
* kitten, kitty
* Maine Coon
* mog, moggie, moggy
* nine lives
* Russian Blue
(nautical) To hoist (the anchor) by its ring so that it hangs at the cathead.
(nautical) To flog with a cat-o'-nine-tails.
(slang) To vomit something.
Abbreviation of catamaran .
Abbreviation of catenate .
(computing) A program and command in Unix that reads one or more files and directs their content to an output device.
(computing) To apply the cat command to (one or more files).
To dump large amounts of data on (an unprepared target) usually with no intention of browsing it carefully.
Possibly a shortened form of catastrophic.
(Ireland, informal) terrible, disastrous.
- The weather was cat , so they returned home early.
This usage is common in speech but rarely appears in writing.
Shortened from methcathinone.
Shortened from catapult.
(military, naval) A catapult.
- a carrier's bow cats
(obsolete, done by a panther) Emit a call in the manner of a panther.
* 1688 , Randle Holme, The Academy of Armory, or A Storehouse of Armory and Blazon , volume 2, page 134, column 2
(obsolete) (in figurative extension)
* 1722 May 2nd, Ebenezer Elliston, “The La?t Speech and Dying Words of Ebenezer Elli?ton” in Mi?cellanies (ed. Jonathan Swift, pub. 1751, volume nine, fifth edition),
- A Panther Cauteth, which word is taken from the sound of his voice.
- If I have done Service to Men in what I have ?aid, I ?hall hope I have done Service to God; and that will be better than a ?illy Speech made for me, full of whining and cauting, which I utterly de?pi?e, and have never been u?ed to; yet ?uch a one I expect to have my Ears tormented with, as I am pa??ing along the Streets[.]
†caut, v.'']” listed in the '' [2nd ed., 1989