Definition of house cat in English:

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house cat


1A domestic cat, especially one kept as a household pet: the most surprising thing they found is that the majority of the house cats weren’t hunters
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  • The southern French city of Marseille called off a three-week hunt for a black panther on Tuesday after the animal sighted by several residents turned out to be a large house cat.
  • On 19 June 1922 no puffins were breeding there, nor were any seen; the many predatory house cats that roamed there unchecked in 1922 were probably responsible.
  • The kestrel's diet consists of insects, birds, rodents, reptiles, amphibians, and sometimes even house cats.
1.1A pet cat that is kept exclusively indoors: it could be that Penelope is a house cat and isn’t used to being outdoors
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  • My cat "Wookie" survived life as a near-starving alley cat and wound up as a beloved house cat through an unlikely series of biographical accidents.
  • Whether a pet-therapy animal or just a pet, beloved bunnies often are kept indoors like a house cat, trained to use a litter box, and spayed or neutered according to their sex.
  • We tried to see if we could find a house cat for the family, that would not go out, but we couldn't guarantee it wouldn't escape.
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