Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cat

8 senses of cat

Sense 1
cat, true cat -- (feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats)
       => feline, felid -- (any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws)

Sense 2
guy, cat, hombre, bozo -- (an informal term for a youth or man; "a nice guy"; "the guy's only doing it for some doll")
       => man, adult male -- (an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus")

Sense 3
cat -- (a spiteful woman gossip; "what a cat she is!")
       => gossip, gossiper, gossipmonger, rumormonger, rumourmonger, newsmonger -- (a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others)
       => woman, adult female -- (an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted")

Sense 4
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")
       => stimulant, stimulant drug, excitant -- (a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process)

Sense 5
cat-o'-nine-tails, cat -- (a whip with nine knotted cords; "British sailors feared the cat")
       => whip -- (an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping)

Sense 6
Caterpillar, cat -- (a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work)
       => tracked vehicle -- (a self-propelled vehicle that moves on tracks)

Sense 7
big cat, cat -- (any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild)
       => feline, felid -- (any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws)

Sense 8
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)
       => X-raying, X-radiation -- (obtaining images by the use of X rays)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cat

2 senses of cat

Sense 1
cat -- (beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails)
       => flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce -- (beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced")

Sense 2
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")
       => excrete, egest, eliminate, pass -- (eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone")

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