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As a very small boy, my passion was nature, and I had pets - cats, a dog and a bunny rabbit - and I wrote a very small book called 'My Pets,' filled with their photographs and a discussion about my pets and how much I loved them... That was my first book.
Tony Buzan

Meaning of "dog" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DOG

Old English docga, of obscure origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DOG

dog  [dɒɡ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DOG

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Dog is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb dog in English.



The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES DOG MEAN IN ENGLISH?

dog

Dog

The domestic dog is the 18-31,000 year old descendant of a now extinct European Wolf, and a member of the Canidae family of the mammalian order Carnivora. The term "domestic dog" is generally used for both domesticated and feral varieties. The dog was the first domesticated animal and has been the most widely kept working, hunting, and pet animal in human history. The word "dog" can also refer to the male of a canine species, as opposed to the word "bitch" which refers to the female of the species. Recent studies of "well-preserved remains of a dog-like canid from the Razboinichya Cave" in the Altai Mountains of southern Siberia concluded that a particular instance of early wolf domestication approximately 33,000 years ago did not result in modern dog lineages, possibly because of climate disruption during the Last Glacial Maximum. The authors postulate that at least several such incipient events have occurred. A study of fossil dogs and wolves in Belgium, Ukraine, and Russia tentatively dates domestication from 14,000 years ago to more than 31,700 years ago.

Definition of dog in the English dictionary

The first definition of dog in the dictionary is a domesticated canine mammal, Canis familiaris, occurring in many breeds that show a great variety in size and form. Other definition of dog is any other carnivore of the family Canidae, such as the dingo and coyote. Dog is also the male of animals of the dog family.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DOG

PRESENT

Present
I dog
you dog
he/she/it dogs
we dog
you dog
they dog
Present continuous
I am dogging
you are dogging
he/she/it is dogging
we are dogging
you are dogging
they are dogging
Present perfect
I have dogged
you have dogged
he/she/it has dogged
we have dogged
you have dogged
they have dogged
Present perfect continuous
I have been dogging
you have been dogging
he/she/it has been dogging
we have been dogging
you have been dogging
they have been dogging
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I dogged
you dogged
he/she/it dogged
we dogged
you dogged
they dogged
Past continuous
I was dogging
you were dogging
he/she/it was dogging
we were dogging
you were dogging
they were dogging
Past perfect
I had dogged
you had dogged
he/she/it had dogged
we had dogged
you had dogged
they had dogged
Past perfect continuous
I had been dogging
you had been dogging
he/she/it had been dogging
we had been dogging
you had been dogging
they had been dogging
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will dog
you will dog
he/she/it will dog
we will dog
you will dog
they will dog
Future continuous
I will be dogging
you will be dogging
he/she/it will be dogging
we will be dogging
you will be dogging
they will be dogging
Future perfect
I will have dogged
you will have dogged
he/she/it will have dogged
we will have dogged
you will have dogged
they will have dogged
Future perfect continuous
I will have been dogging
you will have been dogging
he/she/it will have been dogging
we will have been dogging
you will have been dogging
they will have been dogging
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would dog
you would dog
he/she/it would dog
we would dog
you would dog
they would dog
Conditional continuous
I would be dogging
you would be dogging
he/she/it would be dogging
we would be dogging
you would be dogging
they would be dogging
Conditional perfect
I would have dog
you would have dog
he/she/it would have dog
we would have dog
you would have dog
they would have dog
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been dogging
you would have been dogging
he/she/it would have been dogging
we would have been dogging
you would have been dogging
they would have been dogging
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you dog
we let´s dog
you dog
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to dog
Past participle
dogged
Present Participle
dogging
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DOG

doffer
dog and bone
dog and pony show
dog basket
dog biscuit
dog box
dog breeder
dog collar
dog days
dog eat dog
dog fancier
dog fennel
dog food
dog fouling
dog fox
dog guard
dog handler
dog in the manger
dog kennel
dog Latin

WORDS THAT END LIKE DOG

analog
blog
bog
bulldog
cog
fog
frog
hog
hot dog
hot-dog
jog
log
nog
prog
put on the dog
Tagalog
the Little Dog
tog
vlog
weblog

Synonyms and antonyms of dog in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DOG»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «dog» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of dog
afflict · bitch · blackguard · brak · canine · chase · cur · follow · harry · haunt · heel · hound · knave · mongrel · mutt · plague · pooch · pup · puppy · pursue · scoundrel · shadow · stalk · tail · torment · track · trail · trouble · tyke · villain

Translation of «dog» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DOG

Find out the translation of dog to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of dog from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dog» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

perro
570 millions of speakers

English

dog
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कुत्ते
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كَلْب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

собака
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cachorro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কুকুর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chien
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Anjing
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hund
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Asu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con chó
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நாய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कुत्रा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

köpek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cane
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pies
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

собака
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

câine
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σκύλος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hond
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

hund
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hund
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dog

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DOG»

The term «dog» is very widely used and occupies the 1.994 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DOG» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «dog» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «dog» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dog

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10 QUOTES WITH «DOG»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word dog.
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Casey Abrams
I'm a car singer, in fact sometimes I pretend to take my dog out for a walk, and I'll just drive him around and start singin'.
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Omar Ahmad
Letters actually work. Even the top dog himself takes time every day to read 10 letters that are picked out by staff. I can tell you that every official that I've ever worked with will tell you about the letters they get and what they mean.
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Dirk Benedict
We are all vegetarians here, and except for a mountain lion that's been hanging around and killed our dog, we don't have a care in the world.
4
Bill Bennett
The higher amount you put into higher education, at the federal level particularly, the more the price of higher education rises. It's the dog that never catches its tail. You increase student loans, you increase grants, you increase Pell grants, Stafford loans, and what happens? They raise the price.
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Warren Bennis
The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.
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Henry George Bohn
Every dog is a lion at home.
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Julie Brown
Debbie Gibson and dog food. I've always dreamed of this.
8
Tony Buzan
As a very small boy, my passion was nature, and I had pets - cats, a dog and a bunny rabbit - and I wrote a very small book called 'My Pets,' filled with their photographs and a discussion about my pets and how much I loved them... That was my first book.
9
Homaro Cantu
From food trucks to hot dog stands to county fair favorites, 'street food' has enjoyed a rich and storied history in American cuisine. However, street food has been around for thousands of years. In fact, street food is believed to have originated as far back as Ancient Rome.
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Oleg Cassini
I spent half my life being hurt. The leftovers of hurt are an automatic gesture, like a dog that salivates.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DOG»

Discover the use of dog in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dog and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook
This is the hands-on reference you'll trust again and again. Praise for the previous edition: "A MUST for any dog owner!" —The American Field "Useful for any dog owner, indispensable for kennel owners?
Debra M. Eldredge, DVM, Liisa D. Carlson, DVM, Delbert G. Carlson, DVM, 2010
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Texts from Dog
Presents a humorous collection of texts between man and dog. My name is Dog. I am the HERO of this book.Have you ever wondered what Dogs think about? Of COURSE you have. Dogs are AWESOME.Well, now you can STOP WONDERING.I have a phone.
October Jones, 2012
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Sophie: The Incredible True Adventures of the Castaway Dog
Documents the true story of a young Australian blue heeler who was lost overboard in the Great Barrier Reef and who swam through shark-infested waters to an isolated nature preserve, where she survived unassisted for five months before ...
Emma Pearse, 2011
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A Dog's Purpose
This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives.
W. Bruce Cameron, 2010
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Stick Dog
Meet Stick Dog – a new breed of hero! In his first adventure, Stick Dog and his friends embark on an epic quest to steal a hamburger.
Tom Watson, 2012
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The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behaviour and Interactions ...
A scientific analysis of dogs, their behaviour, and their relationships with humans. This unique book seeks to expose the real dog beneath the popular stereotypes.
James Serpell, 1995
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Living with a Black Dog: His Name Is Depression
Provides insight into what is is like to live with depression, a condition Winston Churchill called a "Black dog", and the strength and support that can be found within and around us to tame it.--from publisher's description.
‎2006
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Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know
A psychologist offers insight into the canine mind, drawing on current cognitive research to illuminate a dog's perceptual abilities and the experiences that shape dog behavior, with stories about the author and her canine friend.
Alexandra Horowitz, 2010
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Dog
The story of the canine has been fundamentally entwined with that of humanity since the earliest times, and this ancient and fascinating story is told in Susan McHugh’s Dog.
Susan McHugh, 2004
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Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition
This is the first book to collate and synthesize the recent burgeoning primary research literature on dog behaviour, evolution, and cognition.
Ã?dám Miklósi, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DOG»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dog is used in the context of the following news items.
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VIDEO: UPS driver kicks service dog, pushes owner
Surveillance video provided by Cal Coast News shows a UPS driver kicking a service dog and then pushing the animal's owner outside of an ... «KABC-TV, Jul 15»
2
Woman adopts dying dog, treats him to bucket list
(CNN) Nicole Elliott was browsing a Georgia animal shelter's Facebook page two weeks ago when she saw him: a scruffy charcoal-gray dog ... «CNN International, Jul 15»
3
Hero dog 'Sizlah' alerts Melbourne family to house fire
A dog who scratched at a door for an hour to alert her Melbourne family about a fire has been promised a lot of treats. Sizlah, a Hungarian ... «9news.com.au, Jul 15»
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"She's My Baby": Lost Dog Travels 35 Miles, Finds Way Home
After running off at the Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, a dog walked 35 miles to reunite with its owner. NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe has their story. «NBC 7 San Diego, Jul 15»
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Trial over police shooting of dog nears conclusion
URBANA — Kelsey Markou cried as she recalled both the happy times with her family dog and the circumstances that led to his fatal shooting ... «Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette, Jul 15»
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Lawyer: Owner had right to kill dog after it attacked pug
Christopher Scott's attempt at euthanizing his dog with a crossbow arrow after it killed his smaller pug was not criminal, but reasonable, and he ... «Detroit Free Press, Jul 15»
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Video Captures Firefighters Rescuing Dog From Dangerously Hot Car
A dog trapped in a hot car was given a much-needed helping hand by the Sacramento Fire Department on Wednesday morning, and the ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
8
6-Year-Old Boy Killed by Dog in Western North Carolina
The 1-year-old male pit bull there was so aggressive officers had to shoot and kill the dog so emergency workers could get to the child, sheriff's ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
9
Cape Coral family claims woman stole lost dog
CAPE CORAL, Fl.–Tonight, a Southwest Florida family is heartbroken because they dog has been missing since July 1st. “She was more than a ... «Wink News, Jul 15»
10
Council backs future dog areas, but not in parks now
The council endorsed a measure 7-4 Wednesday night that would open the door for future designated dog park areas like the one that exists at ... «Montana Standard, Jul 15»

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