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Noun cat has 8 senses
- cat, true cat - feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and being unable to roar; domestic cats; wildcats
--1 is a kind of feline, felid
--1 has particulars:
- guy, cat, hombre, bozo - an informal term for a youth or man; "a nice guy"; "the guy's only doing it for some doll"
--2 is a kind of man, adult male
--2 has particulars: sod
- cat - a spiteful woman gossip; "what a cat she is!"
--3 is a kind of gossip, gossiper, gossipmonger, rumormonger, rumourmonger, newsmonger; woman, adult female
- kat, khat, qat, quat, cat, Arabian tea, African tea - the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant; "in Yemen kat is used daily by 85% of adults"
--4 is a kind of stimulant, stimulant drug
- cat-o'-nine-tails, cat - a whip with nine knotted cords; "British sailors feared the cat"
--5 is a kind of whip
- Caterpillar, cat - a large vehicle that is driven by caterpillar tracks; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work
--6 is a kind of tracked vehicle
- big cat, cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
--7 is a kind of feline, felid
--7 is a member of Felidae, family Felidae
--7 has particulars:
| ||leopard, Panthera pardus; snow leopard, ounce, Panthera uncia; jaguar, panther, Panthera onca, Felis onca; lion, king of beasts, Panthera leo; tiger, Panthera tigris; liger; tiglon, tigon; cheetah, chetah, Acinonyx jubatus; saber-toothed tiger, sabertooth|
- computerized tomography, computed tomography, CT, computerized axial tomography, computed axial tomography, CAT - a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis
--8 is a kind of X-raying, X-radiation
Verb cat has 2 senses
- cat - beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails
--1 is one way to flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce
They want to cat the prisoners
- vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up - eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
--2 is one way to excrete, egest, eliminate, pass