how to pronounce cat


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cat is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of cat in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… pull out your straw cat hat do the dog …”

meanings of cat


  1. An enthusiast or player of jazz.
  2. Acronym of credit authorization terminal.
  3. Acronym of citizenship advancement training.
  4. Acronym of computer-assisted/aided translation.
  5. Acronym of conidial anastomosis tube.
  6. Acronym of clear-air turbulence.
  7. A prostitute.
  8. Short form of cat-o'-nine-tails.
  9. The pointed piece of wood that is struck in the game of tipcat.
  10. Acronym of civil air transport.
  11. Acronym of computed axial tomography.
  12. Acronym of chloramphenicol acetyltransferase.
  13. A domesticated species (Felis catus) or subspecies (Felis silvestris catus) of feline animal, commonly kept as a house pet.
  14. A double tripod (for holding a plate, etc.) with six feet, of which three rest on the ground, in whatever position it is placed.
  15. A sturdy merchant sailing vessel (now only in "catboat").
  16. The game of "trap and ball" (also called "cat and dog").
  17. A person:.
  18. Abbreviation of catfish.
  19. Acronym of cosmic anisotropy telescope.
  20. Any similar animal of the family Felidae, which includes lions, tigers, bobcats, etc.
  21. Abbreviation of catamaran.
  22. A program and command in Unix that reads one or more files and directs their content to the standard output.
  23. A person.
  24. Acronym of computer-adaptive test.
  25. A spiteful or angry woman.
  26. A street name of the drug methcathinone.
  27. Abbreviation of category.
  28. Acronym of crisis assessment team.
  29. A catapult.
  30. The trap of the game of "trap and ball".
  31. Any of a variety of earth-moving machines. (from their manufacturer Caterpillar Inc.).
  32. Acronym of coital alignment technique.
  33. An animal of the family Felidae:.
  34. A vagina, a vulva; the female external genitalia.
  35. A wheeled shelter, used in the Middle Ages as a siege weapon to allow assailants to approach enemy defences.
  36. Acronym of career aptitude test.
  37. A strong tackle used to hoist an anchor to the cathead of a ship.
  38. Acronym of computer-aided transceiver.
  39. A piece of heavy machinery, such as a backhoe, of the Caterpillar brand.
  40. Acronym of common admission test.
  41. A caterpillar drive vehicle (a ground vehicle which uses caterpillar tracks), especially tractors, trucks, minibuses, and snow groomers.


  1. To vomit.
  2. To gossip in a catty manner.
  3. To dump large amounts of data on (an unprepared target) usually with no intention of browsing it carefully.
  4. To flog with a cat-o'-nine-tails.
  5. To hoist (the anchor) by its ring so that it hangs at the cathead.
  6. To apply the cat command to (one or more files).
  7. To go wandering at night.


  1. Citizens Area Transit.
  2. Cambridge Antibody Technology.
  3. Centre for Alternative Technology.
  4. A diminutive of the female given names Catherine or Caitlin.
  5. Canadian Achievement Tests.
  6. Counter Assault Team.


  1. Terrible, disastrous.

cat frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word cat occurs in english on average 65.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics cat can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that cat can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to cat


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