°An animal, member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated for thousands of years; occurs in many breeds. Scientific name: Canis lupus familiaris.
"The dog barked all night long."
°A male dog, wolf or fox, as opposed to a bitch (a female dog, wolf or fox.).
°To pursue with the intent to catch.
°To follow in an annoying way, to constantly be affected by.
synonyms: canis familiaris, canis domesticus, canis canis, domestic dog more» , hound, canine, bloke, chap, dude, fellow, guy, man, cad, bounder, blackguard, fool, heel, scoundrel, click, detent, pawl, andiron, firedog, dogiron, chase, chase after, go after, pursue, tag, tail, track, trail, soldier, goldbrick

°new, original, especially in an interesting way.
°(obsolete) A novelty; something new.
°(now _ historical) A fable; a short tale, especially one of many making up a larger work.