Cat and Tiger

Cat

The domestic cat (Felis catus or Felis silvestris catus) is a small, usually furry, domesticated, carnivorous mammal.

cat n 1: feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and being unable to roar; domestic cats; wildcats [syn: {true cat}] 2: an informal term for a youth or man; "a nice guy"; "the guy's only doing it for some doll" [syn: {guy}, {hombre}, {bozo}] 3: a spiteful woman gossip; "what a cat she is!" 4: the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant; "in Yemen kat is used daily by 85% of adults" [syn: {kat}, {khat}, {qat}, {quat}, {Arabian tea}, {African tea}] 5: a whip with nine knotted cords; "British sailors feared the cat" [syn: {cat-o'-nine-tails}] 6: a large vehicle that is driven by caterpillar tracks; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work [syn: {Caterpillar}] 7: any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild [syn: {big cat}] 8: a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis [syn: {computerized tomography}, {computed tomography}, {CT}, {computerized axial tomography}, {computed axial tomography}] v 1: beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails 2: eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night" [syn: {vomit}, {vomit up}, {purge}, {cast}, {sick}, {be sick}, {disgorge}, {regorge}, {retch}, {puke}, {barf}, {spew}, {spue}, {chuck}, {upchuck}, {honk}, {regurgitate}, {throw up}] [ant: {keep down}] [also: {catting}, {catted}]

CAT Computer Aided Testing

CAT Computer Aided Telephony

CAT Computer Aided Technology (fair)

CAT Common Authentication Technology (IETF, RFC 1511)

CAT Central Alaska Time [-1000] (TZ)

128 Moby Thesaurus words for "cat": Abyssinian cat, Adamite, Angora cat, Argus, Cheshire cat, Chinchilla cat, Himalayan cat, Maltese cat, Manx cat, Persian cat, alley cat, barf, bastard, being, belt, bird, blacksnake, bloke, blue cat, blue devils, blues, body, boy, buck, bugger, bullwhack, bullwhip, calico cat, cascade, cast, chap, character, coon cat, cowhide, creature, crop, customer, dods, dorts, duck, dumps, eagle, earthling, feline, feller, fellow, ferret, flagellum, frumps, gee, gent, gentleman, gib, gib-cat, grimalkin, groundling, grumps, guy, hand, hawk, head, heave, homo, horsewhip, house cat, human, human being, individual, jasper, joker, kit, kitling, kitten, kitty, kitty-cat, knout, kurbash, lad, lash, life, living soul, lynx, man, mopes, mortal, mouser, mulligrubs, mumps, nose, one, party, person, personage, personality, pouts, puke, puss, pussy, pussycat, quirt, rawhide, razor strap, scourge, silver cat, single, sjambok, somebody, someone, soul, spew, strap, stud, sulks, sullens, tabby, tabby cat, tellurian, terran, thong, throw up, tiger cat, tom, tomcat, tortoise-shell cat, weasel, whip, whiplash, worldling

cat [from `catenate' via {{Unix}} `cat(1)'] vt. 1. [techspeak] To spew an entire file to the screen or some other output sink without pause (syn. {blast}). 2. By extension, to dump large amounts of data at an unprepared target or with no intention of browsing it carefully. Usage: considered silly. Rare outside Unix sites. See also {dd}, {BLT}. Among Unix fans, `cat(1)' is considered an excellent example of user-interface design, because it delivers the file contents without such verbosity as spacing or headers between the files, and because it does not require the files to consist of lines of text, but works with any sort of data. Among Unix haters, `cat(1)' is considered the {canonical} example of _bad_ user-interface design, because of its woefully unobvious name. It is far more often used to {blast} a file to standard output than to concatenate two files. The name `cat' for the former operation is just as unintuitive as, say, LISP's {cdr}. Of such oppositions are {holy wars} made.... See also {UUOC}.

Cat \Cat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Catted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Catting}.] (Naut.) To bring to the cathead; as, to cat an anchor. See {Anchor}. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

cat \cat\ (k[a^]t), n. [AS. cat; akin to D. & Dan. kat, Sw. katt, Icel. k["o]ttr, G. katze, kater, Ir. cat, W. cath, Armor. kaz, LL. catus, Bisc. catua, NGr. ga`ta, ga`tos, Russ. & Pol. kot, Turk. kedi, Ar. qitt; of unknown origin. Cf. {Kitten}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any animal belonging to the natural family {Felidae}, and in particular to the various species of the genera {Felis}, {Panthera}, and {Lynx}. The domestic cat is {Felis domestica}. The European wild cat ({Felis catus}) is much larger than the domestic cat. In the United States the name {wild cat} is commonly applied to the bay lynx ({Lynx rufus}). The larger felines, such as the lion, tiger, leopard, and cougar, are often referred to as cats, and sometimes as big cats. See {Wild cat}, and {Tiger cat}. [1913 Webster +PJC] Note: The domestic cat includes many varieties named from their place of origin or from some peculiarity; as, the {Angora cat}; the {Maltese cat}; the {Manx cat}; the {Siamese cat}. [1913 Webster] Laying aside their often rancorous debate over how best to preserve the {Florida panther}, state and federal wildlife officials, environmentalists, and independent scientists endorsed the proposal, and in 1995 the eight cats [female Texas cougars] were brought from Texas and released. . . . Uprooted from the arid hills of West Texas, three of the imports have died, but the remaining five adapted to swamp life and have each given birth to at least one litter of kittens. --Mark Derr (N. Y. Times, Nov. 2, 1999, Science Times p. F2). [PJC] Note: The word cat is also used to designate other animals, from some fancied resemblance; as, civet cat, fisher cat, catbird, catfish shark, sea cat. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) (a) A strong vessel with a narrow stern, projecting quarters, and deep waist. It is employed in the coal and timber trade. (b) A strong tackle used to draw an anchor up to the cathead of a ship. --Totten. [1913 Webster] 3. A double tripod (for holding a plate, etc.), having six feet, of which three rest on the ground, in whatever position it is placed. [1913 Webster] 4. An old game; specifically: (a) The game of tipcat and the implement with which it is played. See {Tipcat}. (b) A game of ball, called, according to the number of batters, one old cat, two old cat, etc. [1913 Webster] 5. same as {cat o' nine tails}; as, British sailors feared the cat. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] 6. A {catamaran}. [PJC] {Angora cat}, {blind cat}, See under {Angora}, {Blind}. {Black cat} the fisher. See under {Black}. {Cat and dog}, like a cat and dog; quarrelsome; inharmonious. ``I am sure we have lived a cat and dog life of it.'' --Coleridge. {Cat block} (Naut.), a heavy iron-strapped block with a large hook, part of the tackle used in drawing an anchor up to the cathead. {Cat hook} (Naut.), a strong hook attached to a cat block. {Cat nap}, a very short sleep. [Colloq.] {Cat o' nine tails}, an instrument of punishment consisting of nine pieces of knotted line or cord fastened to a handle; -- formerly used to flog offenders on the bare back. {Cat's cradle}, game played, esp. by children, with a string looped on the fingers so, as to resemble small cradle. The string is transferred from the fingers of one to those of another, at each transfer with a change of form. See {Cratch}, {Cratch cradle}. {To bell the cat}, to perform a very dangerous or very difficult task; -- taken metaphorically from a fable about a mouse who proposes to put a bell on a cat, so as to be able to hear the cat coming. {To let the cat out of the bag}, to tell a secret, carelessly or willfully. [Colloq.] {Bush cat}, the serval. See {Serval}. [1913 Webster]

Cat o' nine tails \Cat" o' nine" tails`\, cat-o'-nine-tails \cat"-o'-nine"-tails`\n. 1. a whip used as an instrument of punishment consisting of nine pieces of knotted line or cord fastened to a handle; -- formerly used to flog offenders on the bare back; -- called also the {cat}. It was used in the British Navy to maintain discipline on board sailing ships. Syn: cat. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

cat (From "catenate") {Unix}'s command which copies one or more entire files to the screen or some other output sink without pause. See also {dd}, {BLT}. Among {Unix} fans, cat is considered an excellent example of user-interface design, because it delivers the file contents without such verbosity as spacing or headers between the files (the {pr} command can be used to do this), and because it does not require the files to consist of lines of text, but works with any sort of data. Among Unix haters, cat is considered the {canonical} example of *bad* user-interface design, because of its woefully unobvious name. It is far more often used to {blast} a file to standard output than to concatenate files. The name "cat" for the former operation is just as unintuitive as, say, LISP's {cdr}. Of such oppositions are {holy wars} made. (1994-11-29)

CAT Common Abstract Tree Language. R. Voeller & Uwe Schmidt, U Kiel, Germany 1983. Universal intermediate language, used by Norsk Data in their family of compilers. "A Multi-Language Compiler System with Automatically Generated Codegenerators, U. Schmidt et al, SIGPLAN Notices 19(6):202-2121 (June 1984). [{Jargon File}]

CAT, n. A soft, indestructible automaton provided by nature to be kicked when things go wrong in the domestic circle. This is a dog, This is a cat. This is a frog, This is a rat. Run, dog, mew, cat. Jump, frog, gnaw, rat. Elevenson

Tiger

The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species, reaching a total body length of up to and weighing up to .

tiger n 1: a fierce or audacious person; "he's a tiger on the tennis court"; "it aroused the tiger in me" 2: large feline of forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes; endangered [syn: {Panthera tigris}]

112 Moby Thesaurus words for "tiger": Achilles, David, Hector, Leo, Mafioso, Roland, Samson, Siberian tiger, Young Turk, a man, animal, anthropophagite, bank, barbarian, beast, beldam, berserk, berserker, bobcat, bomber, brave, brute, bulldog, cannibal, cat-a-mountain, catamount, cheetah, chutzpanik, cougar, decorated hero, demigod, demigoddess, demon, destroyer, devil, dragon, fiend, fighting cock, fire-eater, firebrand, fury, gallant, gamecock, good soldier, goon, gorilla, gunsel, hardnose, hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhound, hellion, hero, heroine, holy terror, hood, hoodlum, hothead, hotspur, hyena, incendiary, jackpot, jaguar, killer, kitty, leopard, lion, lynx, mad dog, madcap, man of courage, man-eater, monster, mountain lion, mugger, nihilist, ocelot, painter, paladin, panther, pool, pot, puma, rapist, revolutionary, savage, shark, she-wolf, simba, spitfire, stakes, stalwart, termagant, terror, terrorist, the brave, tigress, tough, tough guy, ugly customer, valiant, valiant knight, vandal, violent, virago, vixen, wild beast, wild man, wildcat, witch, wolf, wrecker

Tiger \Ti"ger\, n. [OE. tigre, F. tigre, L. tigris, Gr. ti`gris; probably of Persian origin; cf. Zend tighra pointed, tighri an arrow, Per. t[=i]r; perhaps akin to E. stick, v. t.; -- probably so named from its quickness.] 1. A very large and powerful carnivore ({Felis tigris}) native of Southern Asia and the East Indies. Its back and sides are tawny or rufous yellow, transversely striped with black, the tail is ringed with black, the throat and belly are nearly white. When full grown, it equals or exceeds the lion in size and strength. Called also {royal tiger}, and {Bengal tiger}. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: A ferocious, bloodthirsty person. [1913 Webster] As for heinous tiger, Tamora. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. A servant in livery, who rides with his master or mistress. --Dickens. [1913 Webster] 4. A kind of growl or screech, after cheering; as, three cheers and a tiger. [Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster] 5. A pneumatic box or pan used in refining sugar. [1913 Webster] {American tiger}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The puma. (b) The jaguar. {Clouded tiger} (Zo["o]l.), a handsome striped and spotted carnivore ({Felis macrocelis} or {Felis marmorata}) native of the East Indies and Southern Asia. Its body is about three and a half feet long, and its tail about three feet long. Its ground color is brownish gray, and the dark markings are irregular stripes, spots, and rings, but there are always two dark bands on the face, one extending back from the eye, and one from the angle of the mouth. Called also {tortoise-shell tiger}. {Mexican tiger} (Zo["o]l.), the jaguar. {Tiger beetle} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of active carnivorous beetles of the family {Cicindelid[ae]}. They usually inhabit dry or sandy places, and fly rapidly. {Tiger bittern}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Sun bittern}, under {Sun}. {Tiger cat} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of wild cats of moderate size with dark transverse bars or stripes somewhat resembling those of the tiger. {Tiger flower} (Bot.), an iridaceous plant of the genus {Tigridia} (as {Tigridia conchiflora}, {Tigridia grandiflora}, etc.) having showy flowers, spotted or streaked somewhat like the skin of a tiger. {Tiger grass} (Bot.), a low East Indian fan palm ({Cham[ae]rops Ritchieana}). It is used in many ways by the natives. --J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants). {Tiger lily}. (Bot.) See under {Lily}. {Tiger moth} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of moths of the family {Arctiad[ae]} which are striped or barred with black and white or with other conspicuous colors. The larv[ae] are called {woolly bears}. {Tiger shark} (Zo["o]l.), a voracious shark ({Galeocerdo tigrinus} syn. {Galeocerdo maculatus}) more or less barred or spotted with yellow. It is found in both the Atlantic and Indian Ocean. Called also {zebra shark}. {Tiger shell} (Zo["o]l.), a large and conspicuously spotted cowrie ({Cypr[ae]a tigris}); -- so called from its fancied resemblance to a tiger in color and markings. Called also {tiger cowrie}. {Tiger snake} (Zo["o]l.), either of two very venomous snakes of Tasmania and Australia, {Notechis scutatis} and {Notechis ater}, which grow up to 5 feet in length. {Tiger wolf} (Zo["o]l.), the spotted hyena ({Hy[ae]na crocuta}). {Tiger wood}, the variegated heartwood of a tree ({Mach[ae]rium Schomburgkii}) found in Guiana. [1913 Webster]

Tiger, GA (town, FIPS 76504) Location: 34.84546 N, 83.43340 W Population (1990): 301 (146 housing units) Area: 2.1 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 30576

Data Sources:

  • cat: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • cat: Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (Version 1.9, June 2002)
  • cat: Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (Version 1.9, June 2002)
  • cat: Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (Version 1.9, June 2002)
  • cat: Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (Version 1.9, June 2002)
  • cat: Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (Version 1.9, June 2002)
  • cat: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • cat: Jargon File (4.3.1, 29 Jun 2001)
  • cat: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • cat: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • cat: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • cat: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03)
  • cat: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03)
  • cat: THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY ((C)1911 Released April 15 1993)
  • tiger: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • tiger: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • tiger: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • tiger: U.S. Gazetteer (1990)

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