part of speech: noun

definition 1: a small, furry mammal with whiskers, short ears, and a long tail.

  • Cats, also called house cats, are often kept as pets or to catch mice and rats.

synonyms: feline, kitten, kitty

definition 2: 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.

synonyms: feline

phrase: let the cat out of the bag

derivation: catlike (adj.)