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(dôg′îr′, dŏg′-)
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.


1. having dog-ears
2. shabby or worn


or dog′eared`,

1. having dog-ears: a dog-eared volume.
2. shabby; worn.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - 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"


[ˈdɒgɪəd] ADJsobado, muy manoseado


[ˈdɒgˌɪəd] adj (book) → con orecchie


(dog) noun
a domestic, meat-eating animal related to the wolf and fox.
(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 ?
The concession, already soiled and dog-eared, was spread out before them.
There the satinwood book-case filled with his dog-eared schoolbooks.
A copy of the FIELD, a month old, a dog-eared magazine, and a bound volume of GOOD WORDS were spread upon the table.