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Dog

Dog appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Darn dawn dog gone!
    (The sometimes annoying pet canine is not at home this morning.)
  • Ken Dodd's dad's dog 's dead.
  • If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?
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Dog appears in the following pangrams (sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. (Used by Microsoft Windows as sample text; famous for its coherency; 35 letters)
  • Jack quietly gave dog owners most of his prize boxers. (44 letters)
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Dog appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Go, do, dog!
  • God damn! Mad dog.
  • God saw I was dog.
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Usage statistics for the noun dog:

spoken English58.25%written English41.75% conversational speech80.27%task-oriented speech19.73%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun dog:

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Fun fact! "Dogs dogs dog dog dogs" is a grammatically correct sentence in English.

Dog is sometimes a misspelling of dark, dodged, Dog's or dug.

The word dog is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun dog

What does dog mean as a name of something?

Dog is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: dogs

  1. a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    • example: the dog barked all night
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • scientific name: Canis familiaris
    • synonym of dog: domestic dog
    • more generic terms: domestic animal / domesticated animal = any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment; canid / canine = any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
    • more specific terms:
      • puppy = a young dog
      • bow-wow / barker / doggie / doggy / pooch = informal terms for dogs
      • mongrel / mutt / cur = an inferior dog or one of mixed breed
      • lapdog = a dog small and tame enough to be held in the lap
      • toy dog / toy = any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
      • hunting dog = a dog used in hunting game
      • working dog = any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs
      • carriage dog / coach dog / dalmatian = a large breed having a smooth white coat with black or brown spots
      • basenji = small smooth-haired breed of African origin having a tightly curled tail and the inability to bark
      • pug-dog / pug = small compact smooth-coated breed of Asiatic origin having a tightly curled tail and broad flat wrinkled muzzle
      • Leonberg = a large dog (usually with a golden coat) produced by crossing a St Bernard and a Newfoundland
      • Newfoundland dog / Newfoundland = a breed of very large heavy dogs with a thick coarse usually black coat; highly intelligent dogs and vigorous swimmers
      • Great Pyrenees = bred of large heavy-coated white dogs resembling the Newfoundland
      • spitz = any of various stocky heavy-coated breeds of dogs native to northern regions having pointed muzzles and erect ears with a curled furry tail
      • Brussels griffon / Belgian griffon / griffon = breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle
      • Welsh corgi / corgi = either of two Welsh breeds of long-bodied short-legged dogs with erect ears and a fox-like head
      • poodle dog / poodle = an intelligent dog with a heavy curly solid-colored coat that is usually clipped
      • Catahoula leopard dog / Catahoula cur / Catahoula = a American breed
      • Mexican hairless = any of an old breed of small nearly hairless dogs of Mexico
    • part: flag = a conspicuously marked or shaped tail
    • member of: Canis / genus Canis = type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; pack = a group of hunting animals
    • young animal: pup / puppy / whelp
    • female animal: bitch / dam
    • male animal: dog / stud / sire
    • collective noun: pack (wild, standard term) / kennel / mute / litter (young) / cowardice (curs) / comedy (boxers) / cry (hounds)
    • collateral adjective: canine
    • observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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  2. a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
  3. informal term for a man
  4. someone who is morally reprehensible
  5. a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
  6. a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of dog: click / detent / pawl
    • more generic words: catch / stop = a restraint that checks the motion of something
    • part of: rachet / ratch / ratchet = mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
  7. metal supports for logs in a fireplace

Definition of the verb dog

What does dog mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: dogged, dogging

  1. go after with the intent to catch

Other definitions of dog

What does dog also mean?

acronym

  1. Digital on-screen graphic
  2. Digitally Originated Graphic

Films

  1. "Dog" is a 2001 short film written and directed by Andrea Arnold.
  2. "Dog" is a BAFTA-winning stop motion animated short film written, directed and animated by Suzie Templeton. The film was made at the Royal College of Art in 2001.
  3. "Dog" is a 2007 short animated film written and directed by Hermann Karlsson.
  4. "Dog" is a 2013 short film written and directed by Brett Harvey.
  5. "Dog" is a 2006 short film directed by Daniel Lang.
    • country: Germany
    • languages: Bengali Language, Hindi Language, English Language
    • released in (9 years ago)
  6. "Dog" is a 2002 short, drama film directed and written by Steve Pasvolsky.

Characters

  1. Dog is a fictional character from the 2009 film Raging Phoenix.
  2. Dog a.k.a. Rocky's Dog is a fictional film character.
  3. Dog is a fictional character from the TV program Blood-C.
  4. Dog is a fictional character from the 2012 film Errors of the Human Body.
  5. Dog is a fictional character from the 2012 film Room on the Broom.
  6. Dog is a fictional character from the 2009 film The Loved Ones.
  7. Dog is a fictional character from the 2009 film The Lady and the Reaper.
  8. Dog is a fictional character from the 2004 film Perkele.
  9. Dog is a fictional film character.
  10. Dog is a fictional character from the 1991 film Troll 3.
  11. Dog is a fictional character from the 1996 film This Film Is a Dog.
  12. Dog is a fictional character from the 2007 film Spider-Man 3.
  13. Dog is a fictional character from the 1981 Animation, Adventure and Family film The Little Fox.
  14. Dog appeared in The Singing Trophy film.
  15. Dog is a fictional character from the 1969 musical cartoon The Bremen Town Musicians.
  16. Dog is a fictional character from 2010 comedy film Speed-Dating.
  17. Dog is a fictional character from the 2005 film Mouth to Mouth.
  18. Dog is a fictional character from the 2002 film Whale Rider.
  19. Dog is a fictional character from Disney's 1964 musical film Mary Poppins.
  20. Dog is a fictional character from the 1946 film Courage of Lassie.
  21. Dog is a fictional character from the 2002 film Lone Hero.
  22. Dog is a fictional character from the 2013 film The Painter.
  23. Dog is a fictional film character.
  24. Dog is a fictional character from the 1994 film Clerks.
  25. Dog is a fictional character from the 2013 film Grace of a Stranger.
  26. Dog is a fictional character from the 1991 film Kuffs.
  27. DOG is a fictional character from the 2013 film Maryan.
  28. Dog is a fictional character from the 1939 film Hare-um Scare-um.
  29. Dog is a fictional character from the 1944 animated film The Stupid Cupid.
  30. Dog is a fictional character from the 2009 film Garfield's Pet Force.
  31. Dog is a fictional character from the 1953 film Wild Over You.
  32. Dog is a fictional character from the 1951 film Room and Bird.
  33. Dog is a fictional character from the 2001 film As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me.
  34. Dog is a fictional character from the 1991 film The Doors.
  35. Dog is a fictional character from the 2014 film Pequeño Hermano.
  36. Dog is a fictional character from the 2012 film Mountain.
  37. Dog is a fictional character from the 2007 film An American Crime.
  38. Dog is a fictional character from the 1945 film Odor-Able Kitty.
  39. Dog is a fictional character from the 1950 animated film Home, Tweet Home.
  40. Dog is a fictional character from the 2006 film Population 436.
  41. Dog is a fictional character from the 2006 film Cashback.
  42. Dog is a fictional character from the 1988 film Scrooged.
  43. Dog is a fictional character from the 2012 film Sacrifice.
  44. Dog is a fictional character from the 2009 film Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.
  45. Dog is a fictional character from the 1959 short, animation, family and comedy film Tweet Dreams.
  46. Dog is a fictional character from the 2007 film Year of the Dog.
  47. Dog is a fictional character from the 1998 film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
  48. Dog is a fictional character from the 2013 film The Boy and the World.
  49. Dog is a fictional character from the 2011 film Below Zero.
  50. Dog is a fictional character from the 1942 action, thriller film Saboteur.
  51. Dog is a fictional character from the 2004 film Stray Dogs.
  52. Dog is a fictional character from the 2012 film Lowlife.
  53. Dog is a fictional film character.
  54. Dog is a fictional film character.
  55. Dog is a fictional film character.
  56. Dog is a fictional film character.
  57. Dog is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like DOG 1, DOG'S, O-Dog, Dog Boy, Dog Ear, dog-ear, Fat Dog, Hot Dog, Hot-dog, Mad Dog, Old Dog, Raw Dog, Red Dog, red-dog, Top Dog, top-dog, Arlo-Dog, Bull Dog.

Person

Who is Dog?

Dog a.k.a. Luis Carmona is an actor.

Phrases with Dog

Phrases starting with the word Dog:

  1. DOG'S
  2. dog do
  3. Dog It
  4. Dog Bag
  5. Dog Day
  6. dog tag
  7. dog-ear

Phrases ending with the word Dog:

  1. to dog
  2. Coy Dog
  3. Foo dog
  4. gay dog
  5. gun dog
  6. hot dog
  7. hot-dog
  8. log dog
  9. pie-dog
  10. Pig Dog
  11. pug-dog
  12. pye-dog
  13. Red Dog

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dog

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Google previewBeing a Dog Is a Full-Time Job (1994)

A Peanuts Collection by Charles M. Schulz

Being a Dog Is a Full-lime Job is an all-neui collection of Peanuts strips, filled uiith the timeless humor that has gained a daily readership of 200 million uiorlduiide. HlUSafldHcHEEL fl Uniuersal Press Syndicate Company KflffiflSCIlY Printed in ...

Google previewBuilding a Basic Foundation for Search and Rescue Dog Training (2007)

by J. C. Judah

Yes, the dog is a tool. However, that is a separate issue than the...

Google previewGreyhound (2011)

by Juliette Cunliffe

Living with an untrained dog is a lot like owning a piano that you do not know how to play—it is a nice object to look at, but it does not do much more than that to bring you pleasure. Now try taking piano lessons, and suddenly the piano comes ...

Google previewThe Dog Encyclopedia (2013)

by DK

CHAPTER 2 A primitive dog of many talents Today the Peruvian Hairless. 2 GUIDE TO BREEDS.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dog Breeds (2016)

by My Ebook Publishing House

Large dog, with head globular shaped, accentuated by the rich follicle shell, which makes unobservable the dark colored eyes. The hanging ears are medium sized and rounded at the tips ...

Google previewSherry's Secret Dictionary (2010)

A Guide to Your Dog by Sherry Bedard

This spray has a much stronger smell of ammonia, and can be more effective in teaching a dog to go only in a certain area. This spray can be used in conjunction with housebreaking the dog outside; simply spray a tree with the solution and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Parasitology: A-M (2008)

by Heinz Mehlhorn, Horst Aspöck

Oesophagus Clinical signs and pathology" Spirocerca lupi Dog + + + ± Dysphagia haematomesis Stomach Gnathostoma spinigerum Ollulanus tricuspis Physaloptera spp. Cat, dog Cat Dog, Cat + ± + Anophagia Regurgitation Small intestine ...

Google previewThe Continuum Encyclopedia of Symbols (2000)

by Udo Becker

Dog - Probably man's oldest domestic animal. It has long given occasion for complex, often contradictory symbolic interpretations. In many cultures, it is associated with death; it guards the realm of the dead, is a guide of souls or mediator ...

Google previewAristoglyphics; or Heraldic Dictionary of the Arms borne by the Nobility of the British Empire (1838)

Dog...Go. . M_ Dog Go. . . M, Eagle Gr. Spread . Go. . Е, Dog Go. . . . Blk. . Е. Feathers W. and R. in Cor. W. . E_ Hands clasped from clouds, l branch between them 5 W. E, Lion Go. on Chap. . . . W. E_ Lion Go. on Chap.-Goat's Head ...

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Usage statistics about dog

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun dog:

spoken English58.25%written English41.75% conversational speech80.27%task-oriented speech19.73%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun dog:

cadclickhoundheeldog

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb dog:

dogtailtagtracktrailchase

Photos about Dog

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Video language resources about Dog

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Quotes about Dog

Dog stay and dog stays
Dog run and dog runs
Dog stand and dog stands

Dog catch and dog catches
Dog roll and dog rolls
Dog lick and dog licks
Dog hug and dog hugs


You are indeed a liberated woman
I don’t have to ask if that dog is your man. (Ric S. Bastasa)
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Scrabble value of D2O1G2

The value of this 3-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of DOG

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