Meaning of “cat” - Learner’s Dictionary

cat

noun [ C ] us uk /kæt/
The cat curled itself into a ball.Shirley's feeding the cat while we're away.I could hear the cat scratching at the door.My black skirt was covered in cat hairs.She's a real cat lover.
PET

A1 a small animal with fur, four legs, and a tail that is kept as a pet

WILD ANIMAL

a large, wild animal that is related to the cat, such as the lion

(Definition of “cat” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)