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1. (n) a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
2. (v) go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley" "the dog chased the rabbit"
3. (n) a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman; "she got a reputation as a frump" "she''s a real dog"
4. (n) informal term for a man; "you lucky dog"
5. (n) someone who is morally reprehensible; "you dirty dog"
6. (n) a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
7. (n) a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
8. (n) metal supports for logs in a fireplace; "the andirons were too hot to touch"
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