cat Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"cat" in British English

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catnoun [C]

uk   us   /kæt/
A1 a ​smallanimal with ​fur, four ​legs, a ​tail, and claws, usually ​kept as a ​pet or for ​catchingmice any ​member of the ​group of ​animalssimilar to the cat, such as the ​lion: the cat ​family
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(Definition of cat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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catnoun [C]

 us   /kæt/

cat noun [C] (ANIMAL)

a ​small, ​furryanimal with four ​legs and a ​tail, often ​kept as a ​pet, or any of a ​group of ​relatedanimals that are ​wild, and some of which are ​large and ​fierce, such as the ​lion

CATnoun [U]

 /kæt/

cat noun [U] (EXAMINATION)

abbreviation for computerized axial tomography (= a way of taking ​pictures of ​structures inside the ​body)
(Definition of cat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cat”
in Korean 고양이…
in Arabic قِطّ…
in Malaysian kucing, keluarga kucing…
in French chat, chatte, félin…
in Russian кот, кошка, животное семейства кошачьих…
in Chinese (Traditional) 貓, 貓科動物…
in Italian gatto…
in Turkish kedi, kedigiller…
in Polish kot…
in Spanish gato, felino…
in Vietnamese con mèo, thú họ mèo…
in Portuguese gato…
in Thai แมว, แมวป่า…
in German die Katze, die Raubkatze…
in Catalan gat…
in Japanese ネコ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 猫, 猫科动物…
in Indonesian kucing, kucing besar…
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