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Angora any of various animals that have long silky hair, such as a cat, rabbit, or goat. [1/3 definitions]
bobcat a wild cat with red-brown fur, tufted ears, and a short tail. Bobcats are about twice the size of a house cat. They are a kind of lynx and live in southern Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Bobcats are carnivorous mammals.
cat1 any of the larger wild animals related to the kind of cat kept as a pet. Tigers, lions, and bobcats are all cats. Cats are carnivorous mammals. [1/2 definitions]
catbird a dark gray North American songbird. One of its calls is like the sound a cat makes.
CAT scan an image of an area of the body that is formed from a grouping of x-rays on a computer. CAT scans are used to make a diagnosis in medical treatment. CAT stands for computerized axial tomography.
cheetah a large, wild cat of Africa and southern Asia that has solid black spots on its fur. Cheetahs have long legs and are the fastest animal on land. Sometimes they are trained for hunting game.
cougar a common name for a puma, a large wild cat with tan fur. Cougars live in many parts of North and South America. They are carnivorous mammals. They are also called mountain lions or panthers.
crouch to lower the body close to the ground by bending the legs. A cat about to pounce crouches, as does a person getting ready to run in a race. [1/2 definitions]
feline looking or acting like a cat, such as moving in a silent or graceful way. [1/3 definitions]
fur the soft thick hair that covers the bodies of certain animals such as the mink, cat, or fox. [1/3 definitions]
grammar the rules for forming the words and sentences of a language. Some of these rules have to be learned. Other rules are already in the head of a native speaker. For example, a native English speaker would not say, "I a cat bitten by was," because the grammar does not make sense. When one learns a new language, most of the rules of its grammar have to be learned. [1/2 definitions]
kitten a young cat.
kitty1 a kitten or cat.
lynx a mammal in the cat family with soft, spotted fur, pointed ears, and a short tail. Several kinds of lynx live in Europe, North America, and Asia. They are carnivores and are related to other wild cats. Lynx are about twice the size of house cats.
meow the sound made by a cat. [2 definitions]
mew1 a small cry made by a cat. [2 definitions]
mountain lion a common name for a puma, a large wild cat with tan fur. Mountain lions live in many parts of North and South America. They are carnivorous mammals. Mountain lions are also called cougars or panthers.
ocelot a wild cat with yellow or brown fur and black spots or stripes. Ocelots look like leopards but are smaller. They live in South and Central America, sometimes as far north as Texas. They are carnivorous mammals that eat birds, snakes, and small mammals.
panther a common name for a puma, a large wild cat with tan fur. Pumas live in many parts of North and South America. They are also called cougars or mountain lions. [1/2 definitions]
puma a large wild cat with tan or gray fur and no spots. Pumas live in many parts of North and South America. Pumas are carnivorous mammals. They are also called cougars, mountain lions, or panthers.
purr to make a soft, low, rumbling sound, like the one made by a happy cat. [2 definitions]