1. Also called: domestic cat. a small domesticated feline mammal, Felis catus (or domesticus), having thick soft fur and occurring in many breeds in which the colour of the fur varies greatly: kept as a pet or to catch rats and mice
2. Also called: big cat. any of the larger felines, such as a lion or tiger
3. any wild feline mammal of the genus Felis, such as the lynx or serval, resembling the domestic cat
4. (old-fashioned) a woman who gossips maliciously
5. (slang) a man; guy
6. (nautical) a heavy tackle for hoisting an anchor to the cathead
7. a short sharp-ended piece of wood used in the game of tipcat
8. (trans.) to flog with a cat-o'-nine-tails
9. (trans.) (nautical) to hoist (an anchor) to the cathead
10.(intr.) a slang word for vomit
Death will come with your eyes,
In the morning you always come back.
The cats will know:
You have a face of carved stone.
(A found poem taken from Cesare Pavese )