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  • cat family — noun : felidae * * * cat family, a family of carnivorous mammals including the domestic cat, the lion, tiger, jaguar, and the lynxes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cat senses — are adaptations that allow cats to be highly efficient predators. Cats have acute sight, hearing and smell, and their sense of touch is enhanced by long whiskers that protrude from their heads and bodies. These senses allow cats to hunt… …   Wikipedia

  • cat — ► NOUN 1) a small domesticated carnivorous mammal with soft fur, a short snout, and retractile claws. 2) a wild animal resembling this, in particular a lion, tiger, or other member of the cat family. 3) informal a malicious or spiteful woman. ●… …   English terms dictionary

  • cat|a|moun|tain — «KAT uh MOWN tuhn», noun. any wild animal of the cat family, such as the European wildcat, leopard, cougar, or lynx. Also, cat o mountain. ╂[Middle English cat of the mountain] …   Useful english dictionary

  • cat|a|mount — «KAT uh mownt», noun. 1. a) any one of several wild animals of the cat family, especially the cougar. (So called by early settlers in eastern North America.) b) a wildcat, such as a lynx. 2. = catamountain. (Cf. ↑catamountain) ╂[short for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cat — For other uses, see Cat (disambiguation) and Cats (disambiguation). Domestic cat[1] …   Wikipedia

  • cat, domestic — ▪ mammal Introduction also called  house cat,   (species Felis catus), domesticated member of the family Felidae, order Carnivora. Like all felids, domestic cats, the smallest members of the family, are characterized by supple, low slung bodies,… …   Universalium

  • family — fam|i|ly W1S1 [ˈfæməli] n plural families ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(closely related group)¦ 2¦(all your relations)¦ 3¦(children)¦ 4 family size/pack etc 5¦(group of animals/things)¦ 6 she s/he s family 7 in the family way ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1400 1500; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cat — cat1 noun 1》 a small domesticated carnivorous mammal with soft fur, a short snout, and retractile claws. [Felis catus.]     ↘any member of the cat family (Felidae), which includes the lion, tiger, leopard, etc. 2》 informal a malicious or spiteful …   English new terms dictionary

  • cat — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. feline, puss[y], tomcat, tabby, grimalkin, alley cat, mouser, kitten; lion, tiger, leopard, cougar, catamount, lynx, cheetah, liger, etc. See animal. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A domestic animal] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • cat man — noun 1. : the member of a circus staff responsible for the care and training of lions, tigers, and other large members of the cat family 2. : cat skinner 3. : cat burglar * * * cat man …   Useful english dictionary


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