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EN[dɒɡ] [dɔɡ] [dɑɡ] [-ɒɡ]
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  • The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris or Canis familiaris) is a domesticated canid which has been selectively bred for millennia for various behaviors, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes.
  • Although initially thought to have originated as a manmade variant of an extant canid species (variously supposed as being the dhole, golden jackal, or gray wolf),
  • Dogs perform many roles for people, such as hunting, herding, pulling loads, protection, assisting police and military, companionship, and, more recently, aiding handicapped individuals.
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    Definition of dog in English Dictionary

  • NounPLdogs
    1. A mammal, Canis lupus familiaris, that has been domesticated for thousands of years, of highly variable appearance due to human breeding.
      1. The preposterous altruism too! [ …] Resist not evil. It is an insane immolation of self—as bad intrinsically as fakirs stabbing themselves or anchorites warping their spines in caves scarcely large enough for a fair-sized dog.
    2. A male dog, wolf or fox, as opposed to a bitch (often attributive).
      1. (derogatory) A dull, unattractive girl or woman.
        1. She’s a real dog. ‎
      2. SLA A man (derived from definition 2).
        1. You lucky dog!   He's a silly dog. ‎
      3. SLA (derogatory) A coward.
        1. Come back and fight, you dogs! ‎
      4. (derogatory) Someone who is morally reprehensible.
        1. Any of various mechanical devices for holding, gripping, or fastening something, particularly with a tooth-like projection.
          1. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) A click or pallet adapted to engage the teeth of a ratchet-wheel, to restrain the back action; a click or pawl. (See also: ratchet, windlass).
            1. A metal support for logs in a fireplace.
              1. A hot dog.
                1. Congressmen gleefully wolfed down every imaginable version of the hot dog – smoked kielbasas, jumbo grillers, Big & Juicy's, kosher dogs and spiced dogs [ …]
              2. (poker slang) Underdog.
                1. SLA (almost always in the plural) feet.
                  1. "My dogs are barking!" meaning "My feet hurt!" ‎
              3. VerbSGdogsPRdoggingPT, PPdogged
                1. VT To pursue with the intent to catch.
                  1. VT To follow in an annoying way, to constantly be affected by.
                    1. The woman cursed him so that trouble would dog his every step.
                  2. VT (nautical) To fasten a hatch securely.
                    1. It is very important to dog down these hatches...
                  3. VI (emerging usage in Britain) To watch, or participate, in sexual activity in a public place.
                    1. I admit that I like to dog at my local country park.
                  4. VI VT To intentionally restrict one's productivity as employee; to work at the slowest rate that goes unpunished.
                    1. A surprise inspection of the night shift found that some workers were dogging it.
                  5. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) VI (with up) To position oneself on all fours, after the manner of a dog.
                    1. I'd ask why you're dogged up in the middle of the room, but I probably don't want to know...
                2. More Examples
                  1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                    • Does your dog have any of the following diseases such as diabetes, epilepsy, allergies, demodicosis, hypothyroidism, pancreatic insufficiency, liver malfunction, or something else?
                    • I'd love to go to the Harry Potter opening, but the whole world and his dog will be there and I don't like crowds
                    • That dog will get hurt if he continues to run after cars.
                  2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                    • Dog lovers will be able to watch Crufts despite the BBC's decision to drop the show, thanks to a live webstream announced yesterday.
                  3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                    • The tick weights and coxal indices determined in these studies confirm that a minimal uptake results in sufficient exposure to fluralaner to induce a potent acaricidal effect in treated dogs.
                    • After three years without maintenance, their yard has really gone to the dogs.
                    • That figure includes skijorers, who wear skis while being pulled by one, two or three dogs.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                    • Verbs
                      • Intransitive verbs
                        • Transitive verbs
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                      Grammatically, this word "dog" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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