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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)

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

cat

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

Usage notes[edit]

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. ---


English[edit]

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A domestic cat (1)

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

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.]
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
See also[edit]

Examples of domestic cat breeds

Translations[edit]
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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.

Verb[edit]

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.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of catamaran.

Noun[edit]

Singular
cat

Plural
cats

cat (plural cats)

  1. A catamaran.

Etymology 3[edit]

Abbreviation of catenate.

Noun[edit]

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.

Verb[edit]

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 4[edit]

Possibly a shortened form of chaotic.

Adjective[edit]

cat (not comparable)

Positive
cat

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (Irish, informal) terrible, disastrous.
    The weather was cat, so they returned home early.
Usage notes[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Anagrams[edit]



Indonesian[edit]

Noun[edit]

cat

  1. paint

Irish[edit]

Cat

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish catt < Latin cattus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA: [kat̪ˠ]

Noun[edit]

cat m.

  1. cat (domestic feline; member of Felidae)

Declension[edit]

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

Mutation[edit]

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 terms[edit]

References[edit]

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



Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Chinese (Min Nan: chhat)

Noun[edit]

cat

  1. paint

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Turkish kat.

Noun[edit]

cat n. (plural cate)

  1. floor (storey)

Declension[edit]



Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish catt < Latin cattus.

Noun[edit]

cat m. (genitive and plural cait)

  1. cat (animal)

Derived terms[edit]