house cat

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: cat - any domesticated member of the genus Felishouse cat - any domesticated member of the genus Felis
domestic animal, domesticated animal - any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
Felis, genus Felis - type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats
cat, true cat - feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
kitty-cat, puss, pussy, pussycat, kitty - informal terms referring to a domestic cat
mouser - a cat proficient at mousing
alley cat - a homeless cat
tomcat, tom - male cat
tabby, queen - female cat
tabby, tabby cat - a cat with a grey or tawny coat mottled with black
tiger cat - a cat having a striped coat
calico cat, tortoiseshell-cat, tortoiseshell - a cat having black and cream-colored and yellowish markings
Persian cat - a long-haired breed of cat
Angora cat, Angora - a long-haired breed of cat similar to the Persian cat
Siamese cat, Siamese - a slender short-haired blue-eyed breed of cat having a pale coat with dark ears paws face and tail tip
Burmese cat - a short-haired breed with body similar to the Siamese cat but having a solid dark brown or grey coat
Egyptian cat - a domestic cat of Egypt
Maltese cat, Maltese - a term applied indiscriminately in the United States to any short-haired bluish-grey cat
Abyssinian, Abyssinian cat - a small slender short-haired breed of African origin having brownish fur with a reddish undercoat
Manx cat, Manx - a short-haired tailless breed of cat believed to originate on the Isle of Man
clowder - a group of cats
References in classic literature ?
As Stutely sat thus, there came a great house cat and rubbed against his knee, raising his robe a palm's-breadth high.
Being the whole Seventh Cavalry's reptile, he doesn't belong to anybody in particular, and hasn't any military duties; so he comes and goes as he pleases, and is popular with all the house cats and other authentic sources of private information.
It's like watching five hapless bunnies being thrown to a group of snarling pit bulls, as the remaining candidates are ripped to shreds by three of "Suralan's" toughest business colleagues (plus the nice Birmingham City boss Karren Brady, who is more house cat than attack dog).
In London, they're very popular in apartments and mill conversions, because they're a house cat.
Fossils of a creature the size of a large house cat cast new light on the early evolution of the group of horned, herbivorous dinosaurs that later included the 8-meter-long Triceratops.
While public attention has focused on wind turbines as a menace to birds, researchers from the Smithsonian Institution and Towson University in Maryland said that a far greater threat may be posed by a more familiar antagonist: the pet house cat, reports the New York Times.
It's policy that each Sunrise home - five in the San Fernando Valley and two in Ventura County - has a house dog and a house cat.
There is nevertheless some sociability beyond the house cat.
IT'S a parting of the ways for Socks, the White House cat, when President Clinton leaves office.
You're leaving an attraction outside, whether it's a house cat, a bird or a bowl of pet food.
GEORGE is the ideal companion for someone wanting a house cat.
This apparently arboreal feline, about the weight of a large house cat, is so rare, she says, that no ecology data or world-population estimates exist.