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mas·tiff

 (măs′tĭf)
n.
A dog of a large powerful breed developed in England as a guard dog, having a large head, short black muzzle, and short often fawn-colored coat.

[Middle English mastif, alteration (perhaps influenced by Old French mestif, mongrel) of Old French mastin, from Vulgar Latin *(canis) mānsuētīnus, tame (dog), from Latin mānsuētus, past participle of mānsuēscere, to tame : manus, hand; see man- in Indo-European roots + suēscere, to accustom; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.]

mastiff

(ˈmæstɪf)
n
(Breeds) an old breed of large powerful short-haired dog, usually fawn or brindle with a dark mask
[C14: from Old French, ultimately from Latin mansuētus tame; see mansuetude]

mas•tiff

(ˈmæs tɪf, ˈmɑ stɪf)

n.
one of a breed of large, powerful shorthaired dogs having an apricot, fawn, or brindled coat and a dark muzzle.
[1300–50; perhaps from Anglo-French masti(n)s, pl. of Old French mastin < Vulgar Latin *ma(n)suētīnus, derivative of Latin mansuētus tame (see mansuetude)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mastiff - an old breed of powerful deep-chested smooth-coated dog used chiefly as a watchdog and guard dogmastiff - an old breed of powerful deep-chested smooth-coated dog used chiefly as a watchdog and guard dog
working dog - any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs
Tibetan mastiff - very large powerful rough-coated dog native to central Asia
Translations
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מסטיף
masztiffszelindek
hundategund
マスチフマスティフ
canis Anglicuscanis villaticus
mastifas
mastifs, angļu dogs
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mastı

mastiff

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mastiff

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mastiff

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mastiff

[ˈmæstɪf] nmastino

mastiff

(ˈmӕstif) noun
a type of powerful dog, formerly used in hunting.