dog-eared


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dog-ear

(dôg′îr′, dŏg′-)
n.
A turned-down corner of a page in a book.
tr.v. dog-eared, dog-ear·ing, dog-ears
1. To turn down the corner of (the page of a book).
2. To make worn or shabby from overuse.

dog′-eared′ adj.

dog-eared

adj
1. having dog-ears
2. shabby or worn

dog′-eared`

or dog′eared`,



adj.
1. having dog-ears: a dog-eared volume.
2. shabby; worn.
[1775–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dog-eared - worn or shabby from overuse or (of pages) from having corners turned down; "a somewhat dog-eared duke...a bit run down"-Clifton Fadiman; "an old book with dog-eared pages"
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
Translations

dog-eared

[ˈdɒgɪəd] ADJsobado, muy manoseado

dog-eared

[ˈdɒgˌɪəd] adj (book) → con orecchie

dog

(dog) noun
a domestic, meat-eating animal related to the wolf and fox.
adjective
(usually of members of the dog family) male. a dog-fox.
verbpast tense, past participle dogged
to follow closely as a dog does. She dogged his footsteps.
dogged (ˈdogid) adjective
keeping on at what one is doing in a determined and persistent manner. his dogged perseverance.
ˈdoggedly (-gid-) adverb
He went doggedly on with his work despite the interruptions.
ˈdoggedness (-gid-) noun
ˈdog-biscuit noun
a small hard biscuit fed to dogs.
ˈdog collar
1. a stiff round collar worn by a clergyman.
2. a collar around a dog's neck.
ˈdog-eared adjective
(of a book) having the pages turned down at the corner. dog-eared volumes; Several pages were dog-eared.
ˌdog-ˈtired adjective
very tired. I'm dog-tired this morning after sitting up all night in the train.
a dog's life
a wretched existence. He leads a dog's life.
go to the dogs
to be ruined, especially to ruin oneself.
in the doghouse
in disgrace. He forgot his wife's birthday, so he's in the doghouse.
not a dog's chance
no chance at all. He hasn't a dog's chance of getting a ticket.
References in classic literature ?
There the satinwood book-case filled with his dog-eared schoolbooks.
He remembered all about the incident of the boxes, and from a wonderful dog-eared notebook, which he produced from some mysterious receptacle about the seat of his trousers, and which had hieroglyphical entries in thick, half-obliterated pencil, he gave me the destinations of the boxes.
The concession, already soiled and dog-eared, was spread out before them.
A copy of the FIELD, a month old, a dog-eared magazine, and a bound volume of GOOD WORDS were spread upon the table.
Clutching the dog-eared book literally everywhere he goes, this week Portillo is in Italy.
I put my paws up, enjoy my toast and read, although my own books are a bit dog-eared.
I found myself back in hospital for much of this week (completely unrelated to the previous back to school drama) and so sought solace in the plethora of dog-eared decade-old magazines made available to me.
Worse, I had a two-hour easyJet flight home with nothing but the dog-eared menu to read.
He says: "We've been written off as a band so many times our obituary is becoming dog-eared.