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CAT

abbr.
1. clear-air turbulence
2. computerized axial tomography

cat

 (kăt)
n.
1.
a. A small domesticated carnivorous mammal (Felis catus), kept as a pet and as catcher of vermin, and existing in a variety of breeds.
b. Any of various other carnivorous mammals of the family Felidae, including the lion, tiger, leopard, and lynx.
c. The fur of a domestic cat.
2. Informal A woman who is regarded as spiteful.
3. Slang
a. A person, especially a man.
b. A player or devotee of jazz music.
4. A cat-o'-nine-tails.
5. A catfish.
6. Nautical
a. A cathead.
b. A device for raising an anchor to the cathead.
c. A catboat.
d. A catamaran.
v. cat·ted, cat·ting, cats
v.tr. Nautical
To hoist an anchor to (the cathead).
v.intr. Slang
To look for sexual partners; have an affair or affairs: "catting around with every lady in sight" (Gore Vidal).
Idiom:
let the cat out of the bag
To let a secret be known.

[Middle English, from Old English catt, from Germanic *kattuz; akin to Late Latin cattus and Old Church Slavonic kotŭka, all ultimately of unknown origin. Sense 6d, short for catamaran.]

cat

(kæt)
n
1. (Animals) Also called: domestic cat a small domesticated feline mammal, Felis catus (or domesticus), having thick soft fur and occurring in many breeds in which the colour of the fur varies greatly: kept as a pet or to catch rats and mice
2. (Animals) Also called: big cat any of the larger felines, such as a lion or tiger
3. (Animals) any wild feline mammal of the genus Felis, such as the lynx or serval, resembling the domestic cat.
4. old-fashioned a woman who gossips maliciously
5. slang a man; guy
6. (Nautical Terms) nautical a heavy tackle for hoisting an anchor to the cathead
7. (Games, other than specified) a short sharp-ended piece of wood used in the game of tipcat
8. (Nautical Terms) short for catboat
9. (Automotive Engineering) informal short for Caterpillar
10. (Historical Terms) short for cat-o'-nine-tails
11. a bag of cats informal Irish a bad-tempered person: she's a real bag of cats this morning.
12. fight like Kilkenny cats to fight until both parties are destroyed
13. let the cat out of the bag to disclose a secret, often by mistake
14. like a cat on a hot tin roof like a cat on hot bricks in an uneasy or agitated state
15. like cat and dog quarrelling savagely
16. look like something the cat brought in to appear dishevelled or bedraggled
17. not a cat in hell's chance no chance at all
18. not have room to swing a cat to have very little space
19. play cat and mouse to play with a person or animal in a cruel or teasing way, esp before a final act of cruelty or unkindness
20. put the cat among the pigeons to introduce some violently disturbing new element
21. rain cats and dogs to rain very heavily
vb, cats, catting or catted
22. (tr) to flog with a cat-o'-nine-tails
23. (Nautical Terms) (tr) nautical to hoist (an anchor) to the cathead
24. (intr) a slang word for vomit
[Old English catte, from Latin cattus; related to Old Norse köttr, Old High German kazza, Old French chat, Russian kot]
ˈcatˌlike adj
ˈcattish adj

cat

(kæt)
n
(Nautical Terms) informal short for catamaran1

cat

(kæt)
n
(Automotive Engineering)
a. short for catalytic converter
b. (as modifier): a cat car.
adj
(Mechanical Engineering) short for catalytic: a cat cracker.

CAT

abbreviation for
1. (Computer Science) computer-aided teaching
2. (Computer Science) computer-assisted trading
3. (Computer Science) computerized axial tomography

cat

(kæt)

n., v. cat•ted, cat•ting. n.
1. a small domesticated carnivore, Felis domestica or F. catus.
2. any carnivore of the family Felidae, as the lion, tiger, leopard, or jaguar, and including numerous small wild cats.
3. Slang.
a. a person, esp. a man.
b. a devotee of jazz.
4. a spiteful woman.
5. a cat-o'-nine-tails.
6. a catboat.
7. a catfish.
8. a tackle used in hoisting an anchor to the cathead.
v.t.
9. to hoist (an anchor) and secure to a cathead.
10. cat around, Slang. to seek sexual activity indiscriminately.
Idioms:
let the cat out of the bag, to divulge a secret.
[before 900; Middle English cat, catte, Old English catt (masculine), catte (feminine), c. Old High German kazza, Old Norse kǫttr, Late Latin cattus, catta]

CAT

computerized axial tomography. Compare CAT scan, CAT scanner.

cat.

1. catalog; catalogue.
2. catechism.

cat

(kăt)
1. Any of various meat-eating mammals including the lion, tiger, jaguar, lynx, and cheetah. Most cats are solitary animals. All species except the cheetah have fully retractable claws.
2. The house cat, domesticated since ancient times and widely kept as a pet or a killer of rodents.

cat


Past participle: catted
Gerund: catting

Imperative
cat
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Present
I cat
you cat
he/she/it cats
we cat
you cat
they cat
Preterite
I catted
you catted
he/she/it catted
we catted
you catted
they catted
Present Continuous
I am catting
you are catting
he/she/it is catting
we are catting
you are catting
they are catting
Present Perfect
I have catted
you have catted
he/she/it has catted
we have catted
you have catted
they have catted
Past Continuous
I was catting
you were catting
he/she/it was catting
we were catting
you were catting
they were catting
Past Perfect
I had catted
you had catted
he/she/it had catted
we had catted
you had catted
they had catted
Future
I will cat
you will cat
he/she/it will cat
we will cat
you will cat
they will cat
Future Perfect
I will have catted
you will have catted
he/she/it will have catted
we will have catted
you will have catted
they will have catted
Future Continuous
I will be catting
you will be catting
he/she/it will be catting
we will be catting
you will be catting
they will be catting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been catting
you have been catting
he/she/it has been catting
we have been catting
you have been catting
they have been catting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been catting
you will have been catting
he/she/it will have been catting
we will have been catting
you will have been catting
they will have been catting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been catting
you had been catting
he/she/it had been catting
we had been catting
you had been catting
they had been catting
Conditional
I would cat
you would cat
he/she/it would cat
we would cat
you would cat
they would cat
Past Conditional
I would have catted
you would have catted
he/she/it would have catted
we would have catted
you would have catted
they would have catted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.CAT - feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic catscat - feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
felid, feline - any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws
domestic cat, Felis catus, Felis domesticus, house cat - any domesticated member of the genus Felis
wildcat - any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
2.CAT - an informal term for a youth or mancat - an informal term for a youth or man; "a nice guy"; "the guy's only doing it for some doll"
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
sod - an informal British term for a youth or man; "the poor sod couldn't even buy a drink"
3.cat - a spiteful woman gossip; "what a cat she is!"
gossiper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, rumormonger, rumourmonger, gossip - a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
4.CAT - the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make teacat - 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"
excitant, stimulant drug, stimulant - a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
5.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
6.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
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
7.CAT - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wildcat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
family Felidae, Felidae - cats; wildcats; lions; leopards; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
felid, feline - any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws
Panthera pardus, leopard - large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots
Panthera uncia, snow leopard, ounce - large feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish fur
Felis onca, jaguar, panther, Panthera onca - a large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard; in some classifications considered a member of the genus Felis
king of beasts, lion, Panthera leo - large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male
Panthera tigris, tiger - large feline of forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes; endangered
liger - offspring of a male lion and a female tiger
tiglon, tigon - offspring of a male tiger and a female lion
Acinonyx jubatus, cheetah, chetah - long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile claws; the swiftest mammal; can be trained to run down game
sabertooth, saber-toothed tiger - any of many extinct cats of the Old and New Worlds having long swordlike upper canine teeth; from the Oligocene through the Pleistocene
8.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
Verb1.cat - beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails
flog, lash, lather, trounce, welt, whip, slash, strap - beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
2.CAT - eject the contents of the stomach through the mouthcat - 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"
egest, excrete, eliminate, pass - eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"

cat

noun feline, pussy (informal), moggy (slang), puss (informal), tabby Cats are renowned for their curiosity.
Related words
adjective feline
male tom
female tabby
young kitten
collective noun clowder
like ailurophilia
enthusiast ailurophile
fear ailurophobia
Quotations
"Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want" [Joseph Wood Krutch The Twelve Seasons]
"When I play with my cat, who knows whether she isn't amusing herself with me more than I am with her?" [Montaigne Essais]
Proverbs
"When the cat's away, the mice will play"
"The cat would eat fish, but would not wet her feet"
"All cats are grey in the dark"

Breeds of cat

Abyssinian, Angora, Bengal leopard, Burmese, colourpoint or (U.S.) Himalayan, Havana, Maine coon, Manx, Persian, ragdoll, Rex, Russian blue, Siamese, tabby, tortoiseshell, Turkish
Translations
الأسَد أو النَّمِرقِطقِطَّة
котка
kočkakocouršelmašelma kočkovitá
katkattekattedyrankerkatbrække sig
katinokatovirkato
kaslanekassoksendama
گربه
kissakissaeläinankkuritalja
mačka
macskakandúr
kucing
kötturdÿr af kattaættkisa
고양이
cattusfelesfelis
katinaskatėkatės akisklastingasplačialapis švendras
kaķiskaķu dzimtas dzīvnieks
kattkattekattedyrhuskatt
cotoimâţămotanpisică
kocúrmačkašelma
mačekmačka
kattkattdjur
แมว
kedikedigillerden vahşi hayvan
con mèomèo

CAT

[ˈkæt]
A. N ABBR
1. =computer-aided teaching
2. =computerized axial tomographyTAC m or f
3. =computer-assisted translationTAO f
4. =College of Advanced Technology
B. CPD CAT scan Nescáner m TAC
to have a CAT scan: I'm going to have a CAT scanme van a hacer un (escáner) TAC

cat

[kæt]
A. N
1. (domestic) → gato/a m/f; (= lion etc) → felino/a m/f
to put or set the cat among the pigeons that's put or set the cat among the pigeons!¡eso ha puesto a los perros en danza!, ¡ya se armó la gorda!
something the cat has brought or dragged in he looked like something the cat had brought or dragged inestaba hecho un desastre
look what the cat brought or dragged in! (expressing dislike) → ¡vaya facha or pinta que traes!; (as greeting) → ¡anda, mira quién viene por aquí!
to let the cat out of the bagirse de la lengua
the cat's out of the bagse ha descubierto todo el pastel
to be like a cat on hot bricks or on a hot tin roofestar sobre ascuas
to look like the cat that ate the canary or > that got the cream (Brit) → estar más ancho que largo, no caber en sí de satisfacción
to fight like cat and dogllevarse como el perro y el gato
to play a game of cat and mouse or a cat-and-mouse game with sbjugar al gato y ratón con algn
not to have a cat in hell's chanceno tener la más mínima posibilidad
to see which way the cat jumpsesperar a ver de qué lado caen las peras
the cat's pyjamas or whiskers he thinks he's the cat's pyjamas or whiskersse cree la mar de listo
there isn't room to swing a cataquí no cabe un alfiler
(has the) cat got your tongue?¿te ha comido la lengua el gato?
when the cat's away, the mice will playcuando el gato no está, bailan los ratones
cats have nine liveslos gatos tienen siete vidas
see also curiosity, fat C
see also rain C
see also skin B1
see also scald
2. (US) (= person) → tío/a m/f, tipo/a m/f
he's a real cool cates un tío la mar de chulo
3. (archaic) (= cat-o'-nine-tails) → azote m
4. (= catalytic converter) → catalizador m
B. CPD cat basket N (for carrying) → cesto m para llevar al gato; (for sleeping) → cesto m del gato
cat burglar N(ladrón/ona m/f) balconero/a m/f
cat's cradle N(juego m de la) cuna f
cat flap Ngatera f
cat food Ncomida f para gatos
cat litter Narena f higiénica (para gatos)
cat's whisker N (Rad) → cable m antena

cat

[ˈkæt] n
(domestic)chat m
Have you got a cat? → Est-ce que tu as un chat?
to let the cat out of the bag → vendre la mèche
curiosity killed the cat → la curiosité est toujours punie
to look like sth the cat dragged in, to look like sth the cat brought in → être dans un état lamentable
to play cat and mouse with sb, to play a game of cat and mouse with sb → jouer au chat et à la souris avec qn
to put the cat among the pigeons, to set the cat among the pigeons (British)jeter un pavé dans la mare
there's no room to swing a cat → on ne peut pas se tourner
(= big cat) → félin m

CAT

(Aviat) abbr of clear air turbulenceTurbulenzen plbei klarer Sicht
(Sch) abbr of computer-assistedor-aided testingcomputergestützte Tests pl

cat

:
catbird
cat burglar
nFassadenkletterer m
catcall (Theat)
n cats plPfiffe und Buhrufe pl
vipfeifen

cat

:
cat fight
n (esp US inf, between women) → Gezänk nt, → Gezerfe nt
catfish
nWels m, → Katzenfisch m
cat flap
nKatzenklappe f
catgut
nKatgut nt

cat

:
catkin
n (Bot) → Kätzchen nt
catlick
n (inf)Katzenwäsche f
catlike
cat litter
nKatzenstreu f
catmint
nKatzenminze f
catnap
n to have a catein Nickerchen ntmachen (inf)
vidösen
catnip
nKatzenminze f
cat-o’-nine-tails
nneunschwänzige Katze

cat

1
n
Katze f; (= tiger etc)(Raub)katze f; the (big) catsdie großen Katzen; to let the cat out of the bagdie Katze aus dem Sack lassen; they fight like cat and dogdie sind or die vertragen sich wie Hund und Katze; to play a cat-and-mouse game with somebodymit jdm Katz und Maus spielen; there isn’t room to swing a cat (inf)man kann sich nicht rühren(, so eng ist es); a cat may look at a king (prov) → es wird doch noch erlaubt sein zu gucken!; to be like a cat on hot bricks, to be like a cat on a hot tin roofwie auf glühenden Kohlen sitzen; to look like the cat that got the creamsich freuen wie ein Schneekönig (inf); that’s put the cat among the pigeons!da hast du etc aber was (Schönes) angerichtet!; he thinks he’s the cat’s whiskers (Brit inf) or the cat’s meow (US inf) → er hält sich für wer weiß was; he doesn’t have a cat in hell’s chance of winninger hat nicht die geringste Chance zu gewinnen; when or while the cat’s away the mice will play (Prov) → wenn die Katze aus dem Haus ist, tanzen die Mäuse (Prov); has the cat got your tongue? (inf)du hast wohl die Sprache verloren?
(inf, = woman) → Katze f
(= whip)(neunschwänzige) Katze
(dated US sl) → Typ m (inf)
(inf: = caterpillar tractor) → Raupe f

cat

2
n (Aut inf) abbr of catalytic converterKat m

CAT

[kæt] n abbr =computerized axial tomographyTAC f inv =tomografia assiale computerizzata
CAT scanner → scanner m inv per TAC

cat

[kæt] ngatto/a; (species) → felino/a
that's put the cat among the pigeons! → ha suscitato un vespaio!
that's let the cat out of the bag → questo non è più un segreto
like a cat on hot bricks → sulle spine, sui carboni ardenti, come un'anima in pena
to fight like cat and dog → essere come cane e gatto
when the cat's away the mice will play → quando il gatto non c'è i topi ballano

cat

(kӕt) noun
1. a small, four-legged, fur-covered animal often kept as a pet. a Siamese cat.
2. a large wild animal of the same family (eg tiger, lion etc). the big cats.
ˈcatty adjective
spiteful, malicious. She's catty even about her best friend; catty remarks.
ˈcatcall noun
a shrill whistle showing disagreement or disapproval. the catcalls of the audience.
ˈcatfish noun
any of a family of scaleless fish with long feelers round the mouth.
ˈcatgut noun
a kind of cord made from the intestines of sheep etc, used for violin strings etc.
ˌcat's-ˈeye noun
a small, thick piece of glass fixed in the surface of a road to reflect light and guide drivers at night.
ˈcatsuit noun
a woman's close-fitting one-piece trouser suit.
ˈcattail noun
a tall plant that grows in wet places, with flowers shaped like a cat's tail.
let the cat out of the bag
to let a secret become known unintentionally.

CAT

قِطَّة kočka kat Katze γάτα gato kissa chat mačka gatto 고양이 kat katt kot gato кот katt แมว kedi con mèo

cat

n. gato-a, felino.

CAT

abbr computerized axial tomography. V. tomography y scan.

cat

n gato
References in classic literature ?
Ignorant people think it's the NOISE which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain't so; it's the sickening grammar they use.
You see, I'd send all the old women who had sick cats or dogs to you.
And yet I wish I could show you our cat Dinah: I think you'd take a fancy to cats if you could only see her.
Such was the din of the bells and the squalling of the cats, that though the duke and duchess were the contrivers of the joke they were startled by it, while Don Quixote stood paralysed with fear; and as luck would have it, two or three of the cats made their way in through the grating of his chamber, and flying from one side to the other, made it seem as if there was a legion of devils at large in it.
In speaking of his intelligence, my wife, who at heart was not a little tinctured with superstition, made frequent allusion to the ancient popular notion, which regarded all black cats as witches in disguise.
Yet, in general, I like cats and dogs very much indeed.
They would not compromise as long as the cats held out.
On his lips was the soothing, purring sound that the great cats themselves made when contented and happy.
The firelight shadows were dancing over the walls; the cats were purring; and a huge bowl of hothouse chrysanthemums, sent to Phil by one of the victims, shone through the golden gloom like creamy moons.
In truth, it was raining cats and dogs, such belligerent shower all unprovoked by him who had picked no quarrels nor even been aware of his enemies until they assailed him.
In another moment the lithe and shadowy figures of the cats appeared noiselessly in the red light, answering their mistress's call.
I slept sometimes and had pipe dreams about being out chasing cats into basements and growling at old ladies with black mittens, as a dog was intended to do.