1. A species of quadrupeds, belonging to the genus Canis, of many varieties, as the mastiff, the hound, the spaniel, the shepherds dog, the terrier, the harrier, the bloodhound, &c.
2. It is used for male, when applied to several other animals; as a dog-fox; a dog-otter; dog-ape. It is prefixed to other words, denoting what is mean, degenerate or worthless; as dog-rose.
3. An andiron, so named from the figure of a dogs head on the top.
4. A term of reproach or contempt given to a man.
5. A constellation called Sirius or Canicula. See Dog-day.
6. An iron hook or bar with a sharp fang, used by seamen.
7. An iron used by sawyers to fasten a log of timber in a saw-pit.
8. A gay young man; a buck. Not in use.
To give or throw to the dogs, is to throw away, as useless.
To go to the dogs, is to be ruined.
DOG, v.t. To hunt; to follow insidiously or indefatigably; to follow close; to urge; to worry with importunity.
I have been pursued, dogged and way-laid.