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
she went for a walk with her dog
North American informal an important or influential person or thing; a ‘big shot’; also more fully big dog of the tanyard (now rare).
A baboon (genus Papio), which has a long doglike snout.
A boy in charge of dogs; a huntsman's assistant.
In plural The hottest part of the summer, associated in ancient times with the heliacal rising of the Dog Star in the Mediterranean area, and formerly considered to be the most unhealthy period of the year and a time of ill omen.
Fold down the corner of (a book or magazine), typically to mark a place
A cigarette butt
A male fox (the red fox, Vulpes vulpes).
Look after a dog or dogs while their owner is away, usually staying at the owner’s home in order to do so
A metal tag attached to a dog’s collar, typically giving its name and owner’s address
A dog that can control sheep using its gaze
A man given to revelling or self-indulgence.
A dog trained to retrieve game for a hunter
A frankfurter, especially one served hot in a long, soft roll and topped with various condiments
Strong ale; = huff-cap. Now historical.
A dog bred for hunting wild pigs
= pit bull terrier.
A stray mongrel, especially in Asia
A rough or shaggy dog; (in extended use) a rough person.
A morose or dismal-looking person.
An old or experienced sailor
A female dog; = bitch.
Another term for parhelion.
A person who is successful or dominant in their field
A gun dog trained to retrieve birds
Used as a metaphor for melancholy or depression
A conservative Democratic politician, specifically a member of a coalition of (chiefly) Southern Democrats who identify themselves as moderates. Frequently attributive, especially in Blue Dog Democrat and Blue Dog Coalition.
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
Another term for cant hook.
A hot dog garnished with chili con carne
A type of hot dog topped with chilli con carne (without beans), raw onion, and mustard.
A hot dog covered in cornmeal batter, fried, and served on a stick
The ox-eye daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare.
Building, Engineering, and Nautical. Any of several kinds of device for holding something in place or holding two things together.
Any of several wild roses, especially the sweetbriar, Rosa eglanteria.
Any of several plants of the of the family Asteraceae (Compositae), especially the common daisy, Bellis perennis, and the ox-eye daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare.
A ceremonial dance performed by some American Indian groups.
The hottest period of the year (reckoned in antiquity from the heliacal rising of Sirius, the Dog Star)
The act of ‘drawing after’ or tracking venison illegally killed or wounded, using a dog led by hand to follow the scent.
Having a face like that of a dog.
A fall in which wrestlers touch the ground together
A fence erected around an area to keep out dingoes
A flea, Ctenocephalides canis (family Pulicidae), which infests dogs.
Food eaten by or intended to be eaten by domesticated dogs
Any of several kinds of couch grass, specifically common couch, Elymus repens, and the closely related E. caninus, reputed to be eaten by dogs to produce vomiting. Now chiefly North American.
A detached fire grate standing in a fireplace upon dogs.
Attributive (of a stand of trees, a forest, etc.) consisting of densely packed trees, often spindly from lack of sunlight, and typically arising from natural seeding after burning or forest clearing.
A hutch for a dog. Also (depreciative): a small or wretched dwelling.