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dog US English

A domesticated carnivorous mammal that typically has a long snout, an acute sense of smell, and a barking, howling, or whining voice. It is widely kept as a pet or for work or field sports

dog US Thesaurus

she went for a walk with her dog

dog-ear US English

Fold down the corner of (a book or magazine), typically to mark a place

dog-end US English

A cigarette butt

dog-sit US English

Stay in someone’s house while they are away and look after their dog or dogs

dog tag US English

A metal tag attached to a dog’s collar, typically giving its name and owner’s address

gun dog US English

A dog trained to retrieve game for a hunter

hot dog US English

A frankfurter, especially one served hot in a long, soft roll and topped with various condiments

pig dog US English

A dog bred for hunting wild pigs

pye-dog US English

A stray mongrel, especially in Asia

sea dog US English

An old or experienced sailor

sun dog US English

Another term for parhelion.

top dog US English

A person who is successful or dominant in their field

bird dog US English

A gun dog trained to retrieve birds

black dog US English

Used as a metaphor for melancholy or depression

bush dog US English

A small, stocky carnivorous mammal of the dog family, with short legs and small ears. It is native to the forests of Central and South America

cant dog US English

Another term for cant hook.

chili dog US English

A hot dog garnished with chili con carne

corn dog US English

A hot dog covered in cornmeal batter, fried, and served on a stick

dog days US English

The hottest period of the year (reckoned in antiquity from the heliacal rising of Sirius, the Dog Star)

dog-fall US English

A fall in which wrestlers touch the ground together

dog food US English

Food eaten by or intended to be eaten by domesticated dogs

dog Latin US English

A debased form of Latin

dog rose US English

A delicately scented Eurasian wild rose with pink or white flowers

Dog Star US English

The star Sirius

dog-tired US English

Extremely tired; worn out

dog track US English

A stadium or course used for greyhound racing

dog-weary US English

Another term for dog-tired.

dog whelk US English

A predatory marine mollusk that typically occurs on the shore or in shallow waters

feed dog US English

The mechanism in a sewing machine that feeds the material under the needle

guide dog US English

A dog trained to lead a blind person

lame dog US English

A person who is in need or who is the object of charity

moon dog US English

Informal term for paraselene.

otter dog US English

A large hound of a breed with a long rough coat, used in otter hunting

puppy dog US English

A child’s word for a puppy

sled dog US English

A dog trained to pull a sled, especially as one of a team

spit dog US English

A firedog with a hook on its upright for supporting a spit

spur-dog US English

A large white-spotted grey dogfish with venomous spines in front of the dorsal fins. It occurs in the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean, often in large shoals

wheel dog US English

The dog harnessed nearest to the sleigh in a dog team

wild dog US English

A wild member of the dog family, especially the hunting dog of Africa, the dhole of India, or the dingo of Australia

dog eat dog US English

Used to refer to a situation of fierce competition in which people are willing to harm each other in order to succeed

attack dog US English

A dog trained to attack on command and kept for this purpose

cattle dog US English

A dog bred and trained to work cattle

dog biscuit US English

A hard thick biscuit for feeding to dogs

dog clutch US English

A device for coupling two shafts in order to transmit motion, one part having teeth that engage with slots in another

dog cockle US English

A burrowing bivalve mollusk that has a highly convex, almost spherical, shell

dog collar US English

A collar for a dog

dog handler US English

A person who works with trained dogs

dog paddle US English

An elementary swimming stroke like that of a swimming dog

dog racing US English

Another term for greyhound racing.

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