Cat meaning

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To hoist an anchor to (the cathead).
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To look for sexual partners; have an affair or affairs.
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Catechism.
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Clear-air turbulence.
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Catalog.
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(slang, vulgar, African American Vernacular) A vagina; female external genitalia.
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(slang) A person (usually male).
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(naut.) A tackle for hoisting an anchor to the cathead.
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Computerized axial tomography.
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A domesticated subspecies, Felis silvestris catus, of feline animal, commonly kept as a house pet. [from 8th c.]
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(nautical) A strong tackle used to hoist an anchor to the cathead of a ship.
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(nautical) To hoist (the anchor) by its ring so that it hangs at the cathead.
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(slang) Any of a variety of earth-moving machines. (from their manufacturer Caterpillar Inc.)
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(chiefly nautical) Short form of cat-o'-nine-tails.
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(offensive) A spiteful or angry woman. [from earlier 13th c.]
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A small, lithe, soft-furred animal (Felis cattus) of this family, domesticated since ancient times and often kept as a pet or for killing mice.
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A catboat.
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Caterpillar (tractor)
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To hoist (an anchor) to the cathead.
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Any of various other carnivorous mammals of the family Felidae, including the lion, tiger, leopard, and lynx.
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Any similar animal of the family Felidae, which includes lions, tigers, bobcats, etc.
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(informal) A woman who is regarded as spiteful.
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A catfish.
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Any of a family (Felidae) of carnivores, including the lion, tiger, cougar, etc., characterized by a lithe body and, in all species but the cheetah, retractile claws.
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An enthusiast or player of jazz.
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A small domesticated carnivorous mammal (Felis catus), kept as a pet and as catcher of vermin, and existing in a variety of breeds.
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(1) (CATegory X) See cable categories.
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Pronounced dot cat. The generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) intended to support the Catalan linguistic and cultural community.This agreement is most unusual, as Catalan is spoken by less than 16 million people in the world and understood by less than 21 million. Catalan is the language of Catalonia in Spain, the city of Valencia, the Principality of Andorra, and other isolated cities, regions, and islands in Spain, France, Italy, and that general area of Europe.This domain was created in 2005 under the sponsorship of Fundaci.
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A set of structured cabling standards have been developed over time by standards bodies acting in various collaborations. The standards bodies are the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), Insulated Cable Engineers Association (ICEA), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). EIA/TIA 568A, released in 1985, built on earlier work at AT&T, IBM, and other companies, and set the tone for formally standardization structured wiring standards.That standard subsequently was supplemented and improved as EIA/TIA 568B. It also was internationalized in 1995 as ISO/IEC 11801.The standards are known as Cat 1, Cat 2, Cat 3, Cat 4, Cat 5, Cat 6, and Cat 7, and are progressively more capable due to tighter tolerances on dimensions and different twist pitches. Table C-1 compares the various categories with gauge measurements stated in American Wire Gauge (AWG). See also ANSI, AWG, Cat 1-7, EIA, EIA/TIA-568, ICEA, IEC, ISO, ISO/IEC 11801, TIA, and twist pitch.
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(archaic) A sturdy merchant sailing vessel (now only in "catboat").
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(archaic, uncountable) The game of "trap and ball" (also called "cat and dog").
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(archaic, uncountable) The trap of the game of "trap and ball".
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(slang) Prostitute. [from at least early 15th c.]
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A double tripod (for holding a plate, etc.) with six feet, of which three rest on the ground, in whatever position it is placed.
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(nautical) To flog with a cat-o'-nine-tails.
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(slang) To vomit something.
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(computing) To apply the cat command to (one or more files).
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(computing slang) To dump large amounts of data on (an unprepared target) usually with no intention of browsing it carefully.
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(Ireland, informal) Terrible, disastrous.

The weather was cat, so they returned home early.

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A street name of the drug methcathinone.
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(military, naval) A catapult.

A carrier's bow cats.

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A diminutive of the female given name Catherine.
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(slang) The Caterpillar brand of heavy machinery.
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The sponsored top-level doman for Catalonia and the Catalan language.
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(computing) A ‘catenate’ program and command in Unix that reads one or more files and directs their content to an output device.
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The definition of a cat is any member of the family Felidae including lions, tigers and house cats.

An example of cat is Garfield.

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A type of cabling that is specified in ANSI/ICEA S-80-576 and ANSI/ICEA S91-661, but is not recognized in either the EIA/TIA or ISO/IEC standards. Cat 1 is obsolete in telecommunications applications, but much remains in place in applications such as POTS and ISDN BRI telco local loops, analog PBX and key telephone systems, inside wire and cable systems, low speed data cables (e.g., RS-232 and RS-422), alarm cabling, and audio speaker wire. Cat 1 runs over unshielded twisted pair (UTP) of unspecified gauge and is rated at less than 1 MHz, but typically supports bandwidth less than 100 kHz. In ISO/IEC 11801 terms, Cat 1 variously falls into Class A ( 100 kHz) and Class B ( 1 MHz). See also bandwidth, gauge, ISDN BRI, POTS, and UTP.
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A type of cabling that is specified in ANSI/ICEA S-80-576, but is not recognized in either the EIA/TIA or ISO/IEC standards. Now considered obsolete, Cat 2 was developed as IBM Type 3, in support of 4 Mbps IBM Token Ring LANs. Cat 2 runs over 24 AWG unshielded twisted pair (UTP) and is rated at 1 MHz. In ISO/IEC 11801 terms, Cat 2 falls into Class B ( 1 MHz). See also AWG, LAN, Token Ring, and UTP.
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A type of cabling that is specified in ANSI/ICEA S-91-661, ANSI/ICEA S-101699-2001, ANSI/EIA/TIA 568, and ISO/IEC 11801. Originally developed in support of 10Base-T Ethernet LANs, Cat 3 is commonly used in telco local loops in support of POTS, ISDN, and T1 and E-1 services. Cat 3 runs over 24 AWG unshielded twisted pair (UTP), with 3
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A type of cabling that is specified in ANSI/EIA/TIA 568, and ISO/IEC 11801. Originally developed in support of 16 Mbps IBM Token Ring LANs, Cat 4 is an orphaned category. Cat 4 runs over 24 AWG unshielded twisted pair (UTP) and is rated at 20 MHz. In ISO/IEC 11801 terms, Cat 4 falls into Class D ( 100 MHz). See also AWG, LAN, Token Ring, and UTP. 10/100Base-T LAN, 155 Mbps ATM, 1000Base-T (Gigabit Ethernet, or GbE) POTS, ISDN BRI, RS-232 & RS-422, low-speed data, speaker wire, alarm cable Unspecified; < 1 MHz.
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A type of cabling that is specified in ANSI/ICEA S-91-661, ANSI/EIA/TIA 568, and ISO/IEC 11801. Originally developed in support of 10/100Base-T Ethernet LANs, Cat 5 quickly became preferred for all inside wire and cable applications. Cat 5 runs over 24 AWG unshielded twisted pair (UTP) and is rated at 100 MHz. In ISO/IEC 11801 terms, Cat 5 falls into Class D ( 100 MHz). See also 10/100Base-T, AWG, Ethernet, LAN, and UTP.
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A type of cabling that is specified in ANSI/ICEA S-91-661, ANSI/EIA/TIA 568, and ISO/IEC 11801. Cat 6 was developed specifically in support of 1000Base-T, also known as GbE or GigE, spreading the signals over each of four pairs. Cat 6 runs over 22-24 AWG unshielded twisted pair (UTP), shielded twisted pair (STP), and screened twisted pair (ScTP) and is rated at 250 MHz at distances up to 220 meters. Some manufacturers claim performance up to 400 MHz. In ISO/IEC 11801 terms, Cat 6 falls into Class E ( 250 MHz). See also 1000Base-T, AWG, ScTP, STP, and UTP.
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A type of cabling that is specified in ANSI/EIA/TIA 568, and ISO/IEC 11801. Cat 7 was developed specifically in support of 10 GbE, spreading the signals over each of four pairs. Cat 7 runs over 22
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(computer hardware) A twisted pair cable for carrying signals, particularly for Ethernet-based computer networks.
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A cat-o'-nine-tails.
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A person regarded as being like a cat in some way, as in temperament; specif., a woman who makes spiteful remarks.
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A catfish.
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Clear-air turbulence.
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Computerized axial tomography.
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let the cat out of the bag
  • To let a secret be known.
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cat around
  • to search promiscuously for sexual partners; be promiscuous
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let the cat out of the bag
  • to let a secret be found out
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Origin of cat

  • Middle English from Old English catt from Germanic kattuz Late Latin cattus Old Church Slavonic kotŭka all ultimately of unknown origin Sense 6d, short for catamaran

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English cat, catte, from Old English catt (“male cat”) and catte (“female cat”), from Late Latin cattus (“domestic cat”), from Latin catta (used around 75 BCE by Martial), from Afro-Asiatic (compare Nubian kadís, Berber kaddîska 'wildcat'), from Late Egyptian čaute, feminine of čaus 'jungle cat, African wildcat', from earlier Egyptian tešau 'female cat'. Cognate with Scots cat (“cat”), Welsh cath (“cat”), West Frisian kat (“cat”), North Frisian kåt (“cat”), Dutch kat (“cat”), Low German Katt, Katte (“cat”), German Katze (“cat”), Danish kat (“cat”), Swedish katt (“cat”), Icelandic köttur (“cat”), Armenian կատու (katu, “cat”), Occitan cat.

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  • Possibly a shortened form of catastrophic.

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  • Shortened from methcathinone.

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  • Abbreviation of Caterpillar.

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  • Abbreviation of catamaran.

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  • Abbreviation of Catherine.

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  • Abbreviation of catenate.

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  • Shortened from catapult.

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  • category +"Ž 5

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