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    cat - Dictionary definition and meaning for word cat

    Definition
    (noun) feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
    Synonyms : true cat
    Definition
    (noun) an informal term for a youth or man
    Synonyms : bozo , guy , hombre
    Example Sentence
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll
    Definition
    (noun) a spiteful woman gossip
    Example Sentence
    • what a cat she is!
    Definition
    (noun) the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant
    Synonyms : african tea , arabian tea , kat , khat , qat , quat
    Example Sentence
    • in Yemen kat is used daily by 85% of adults
    Definition
    (noun) a whip with nine knotted cords
    Synonyms : cat-o'-nine-tails
    Example Sentence
    • British sailors feared the cat
    Definition
    (noun) a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work
    Synonyms : caterpillar
    Definition
    (noun) any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
    Synonyms : big cat
    Definition
    (noun) 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
    (verb) beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails Definition
    (verb) eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    Example Sentence
    • After drinking too much, the students vomited
    • He purged continuously
    • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night
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