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  1. (noun) A domesticated subspecies (Felis silvestris catus) of feline animal, commonly kept as a house pet. [from 8th c.]
  2. (noun) Any similar animal of the family Felidae, which includes lions, tigers, etc.
  3. (noun) A catfish.
  4. (noun, derogatory) A spiteful or angry woman. [from earlier 13th c.]
  5. (noun) An enthusiast or player of jazz.
  6. (noun, slang) A person (usually male).
  7. (noun, nautical) A strong tackle used to hoist an anchor to the cathead of a ship.
  8. (noun, nautical) Contraction of cat-o'-nine-tails.
  9. (noun, slang) Any of a variety of earth-moving machines. (from their manufacturer Caterpillar Inc.)
  10. (noun, archaic) A sturdy merchant sailing vessel (now only in "catboat").
  11. (noun, archaic, uncountable) The game of "trap and ball" (also called "cat and dog").
  12. (noun, archaic, uncountable) The trap of the game of "trap and ball".
  13. (noun, slang) Prostitute. [from at least early 15th c.]
  14. (verb, nautical) To hoist (the anchor) by its ring so that it hangs at the cathead.
  15. (verb, nautical) To flog with a cat-o'-nine-tails.
  16. (verb, slang) To vomit something.
  17. (noun) A catamaran.
  18. (noun, computing) A ‘catenate’ program and command in Unix that reads one or more files and directs their content to an output device.
  19. (verb, computing) To apply the cat command to (a file).
  20. (verb, computing slang) To dump large amounts of data on (an unprepared target) usually with no intention of browsing it carefully.
  21. (adjective, Irish, informal) terrible, disastrous.
  22. (Indonesian, Malay, noun) paint
  23. (Irish, noun) cat (domestic feline; member of Felidae)
  24. (Romanian, noun) floor (storey)
  25. (Scottish Gaelic, noun) cat (animal)
  26. (Translingual, symbol) The ISO 639-3 official language code of Catalan (SIL)
  27. (Translingual, symbol) The ISO 639-3 official language code of Valencian (SIL)

TranslingualEdit

SymbolEdit

cat

  1. The ISO 639-3 official language code of Catalan (SIL)
  2. The ISO 639-3 official language code of Valencian (SIL)

Usage notesEdit

Valencian is usually thought of as a dialect of Catalan though some claim it is a distinct language. ISO 639 has chosen to assign only one language code, but accept both Catalan and Valencian as equivalent names for the language. ---


EnglishEdit

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A domestic cat (1)

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Old English catt (m.), catte (f.), from Proto-Germanic *kattuz, from Late Latin cattus 'domestic cat', from Latin catta (c.75 B.C., Martial),[1] from Afro-Asiatic (compare Nubian kadís, Berber kaddîska 'wildcat'), from Late Egyptian čaute,[2] feminine of čaus 'jungle cat, African wildcat', from earlier Egyptian tešau 'female cat'; akin to Old Frisian/Middle Dutch katte (mod. kat), Old High German kazza (mod. Katze), Old Norse kǫttr.

NounEdit

Singular
cat

Plural
cats

cat (plural cats)

  1. A domesticated subspecies (Felis silvestris catus) of feline animal, commonly kept as a house pet. [from 8th c.]
  2. Any similar animal of the family Felidae, which includes lions, tigers, etc.
  3. A catfish.
  4. (derogatory) A spiteful or angry woman. [from earlier 13th c.]
  5. An enthusiast or player of jazz.
  6. (slang) A person (usually male).
  7. (nautical) A strong tackle used to hoist an anchor to the cathead of a ship.
  8. (nautical) Contraction of cat-o'-nine-tails.
    No room to swing a cat.
  9. (slang) Any of a variety of earth-moving machines. (from their manufacturer Caterpillar Inc.)
  10. (archaic) A sturdy merchant sailing vessel (now only in "catboat").
  11. (archaic, uncountable) The game of "trap and ball" (also called "cat and dog").
  12. (archaic, uncountable) The trap of the game of "trap and ball".
  13. (slang) Prostitute. [from at least early 15th c.]
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
See alsoEdit

Examples of domestic cat breeds

TranslationsEdit
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  1. ^ Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, s.v. "cat", [html], retrieved on 29 September 2009: [1].
  2. ^ Jean-Paul Savignac, Dictionnaire français-gaulois, s.v. "chat" (Paris: Errance, 2004), 82.

VerbEdit

Infinitive
to cat

Third person singular
cats

Simple past
catted

Past participle
catted

Present participle
catting

to cat (third-person singular simple present cats, present participle catting, simple past and past participle catted)

  1. (nautical) To hoist (the anchor) by its ring so that it hangs at the cathead.
  2. (nautical) To flog with a cat-o'-nine-tails.
  3. (slang) To vomit something.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation of catamaran.

NounEdit

Singular
cat

Plural
cats

cat (plural cats)

  1. A catamaran.

Etymology 3Edit

Abbreviation of catenate.

NounEdit

Singular
cat

Plural
cats

cat (plural cats)

  1. (computing) A ‘catenate’ program and command in Unix that reads one or more files and directs their content to an output device.

VerbEdit

Infinitive
to cat

Third person singular
cats

Simple past
catted

Past participle
catted

Present participle
catting

to cat (third-person singular simple present cats, present participle catting, simple past and past participle catted)

  1. (computing) To apply the cat command to (a file).
  2. (computing slang) To dump large amounts of data on (an unprepared target) usually with no intention of browsing it carefully.

Etymology 4Edit

Possibly a shortened form of chaotic.

AdjectiveEdit

cat (not comparable)

  1. (Irish, informal) terrible, disastrous.
    The weather was cat, so they returned home early.
Usage notesEdit

This usage is common in speech but rarely appears in writing.

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit



IndonesianEdit

NounEdit

cat

  1. paint

IrishEdit

 
Cat

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish catt < Latin cattus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA: [kat̪ˠ]

NounEdit

cat m.

  1. cat (domestic feline; member of Felidae)

DeclensionEdit

First declension

Bare forms:

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cat cait
Vocative a chait a chata
Genitive cait cat
Dative cat cait

Forms with the definite article:

Case Singular Plural
Nominative an cat na cait
Genitive an chait na gcat
Dative leis an gcat

don chat

leis na cait

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cat chat gcat
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "cat" in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.



MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Chinese (Min Nan: chhat)

NounEdit

cat

  1. paint

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Turkish kat.

NounEdit

cat n. (plural cate)

  1. floor (storey)

DeclensionEdit



Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish catt < Latin cattus.

NounEdit

cat m. (genitive and plural cait)

  1. cat (animal)

Derived termsEdit