domestic animal

Definitions of domestic animal
  1. noun
    any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
    synonyms: domesticated animal
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    an animal being fattened or suitable for fattening
    a domestic animal (especially a young steer or heifer) kept as stock until fattened or matured and suitable for a breeding establishment
    a single domestic animal
    Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog
    a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    Felis catus, Felis domesticus, domestic cat, house cat
    any domesticated member of the genus Felis
    an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
    a young dog
    barker, bow-wow, doggie, doggy, pooch
    informal terms for dogs
    cur, mongrel, mutt
    an inferior dog or one of mixed breed
    a dog small and tame enough to be held in the lap
    toy, toy dog
    any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
    hunting dog
    a dog used in hunting game
    working dog
    any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs
    carriage dog, coach dog, dalmatian
    a large breed having a smooth white coat with black or brown spots; originated in Dalmatia
    small smooth-haired breed of African origin having a tightly curled tail and the inability to bark
    pug, pug-dog
    small compact smooth-coated breed of Asiatic origin having a tightly curled tail and broad flat wrinkled muzzle
    a large dog (usually with a golden coat) produced by crossing a St Bernard and a Newfoundland
    Newfoundland, Newfoundland dog
    a breed of very large heavy dogs with a thick coarse usually black coat; highly intelligent dogs and vigorous swimmers; developed in Newfoundland
    Great Pyrenees
    bred of large heavy-coated white dogs resembling the Newfoundland
    any of various stocky heavy-coated breeds of dogs native to northern regions having pointed muzzles and erect ears with a curled furry tail
    Belgian griffon, Brussels griffon, griffon
    breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle
    Welsh corgi, corgi
    either of two Welsh breeds of long-bodied short-legged dogs with erect ears and a fox-like head
    poodle, poodle dog
    an intelligent dog with a heavy curly solid-colored coat that is usually clipped; an old breed sometimes trained as sporting dogs or as performing dogs
    Mexican hairless
    any of an old breed of small nearly hairless dogs of Mexico
    kitty, kitty-cat, puss, pussy, pussycat
    informal terms referring to a domestic cat
    a cat proficient at mousing
    alley cat
    a homeless cat
    tom, tomcat
    male cat
    queen, tabby
    female cat
    tabby, tabby cat
    a cat with a grey or tawny coat mottled with black
    tiger cat
    a cat having a striped coat
    calico cat, tortoiseshell, tortoiseshell-cat
    a cat having black and cream-colored and yellowish markings
    Persian cat
    a long-haired breed of cat
    Angora, Angora cat
    a long-haired breed of cat similar to the Persian cat
    Siamese, Siamese cat
    a slender short-haired blue-eyed breed of cat having a pale coat with dark ears paws face and tail tip
    Burmese cat
    a short-haired breed with body similar to the Siamese cat but having a solid dark brown or grey coat
    Egyptian cat
    a domestic cat of Egypt
    Maltese, Maltese cat
    a term applied indiscriminately in the United States to any short-haired bluish-grey cat
    Abyssinian, Abyssinian cat
    a small slender short-haired breed of African origin having brownish fur with a reddish undercoat
    Manx, Manx cat
    a short-haired tailless breed of cat believed to originate on the Isle of Man
    type of:
    animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
    a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
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