A domesticated carnivorous mammal that typically has a long snout, an acute sense of smell, non-retractile claws, and a barking, howling, or whining voice
she went for long walks 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.
A male fox (the red fox, Vulpes vulpes).
A man given to revelling or self-indulgence.
Strong ale; = huff-cap. Now historical.
= pit bull terrier.
A rough or shaggy dog; (in extended use) a rough person.
A morose or dismal-looking person.
A female dog; = bitch.
A cigarette end
A thing that bends sharply, in particular a sharp bend in a road or route
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 dog trained to retrieve game for a gamekeeper or the members of a shoot
A frankfurter, especially one served hot in a long, soft roll and topped with various condiments
A dog bred for hunting wild pigs
A stray mongrel, especially in Asia
Another term for dhole.
An old or experienced sailor
Another term for parhelion.
A person who is successful or dominant in their field
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 type of hot dog topped with chilli con carne (without beans), raw onion, and mustard.
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 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 flea, Ctenocephalides canis (family Pulicidae), which infests 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.
A type of fishing line, perhaps for catching dogfish (now historical).
An early type of flintlock, usually of English manufacture, having an external safety in the form of a pivoted hook which engages a notch in the rear, underside, or breast of the cock.
Any of several lice which infest dogs; especially a biting louse, Trichodectes canis, and a sucking louse, Linognathus setosus.
Meat prepared for dogs; especially offal, horseflesh, etc., cut into pieces.
A nail with a solid and slightly countersunk head; a large nail with a head projecting on one side.
US a track for dog racing; = dog track.
A disordered mass or heap of people, formed around an individual on whom others jump.