8 letter word starting with dog

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
dogberry noun The berry of the dogwood; — called also dogcherry.
dog days A period of from four to six weeks, in the summer, variously placed by almanac makers between the early part of July and the early part of September; canicular days; — so called in reference to the rising in ancient times of the Dog Star (Sirius) with the sun. Popularly, the sultry, close part of the summer.
dogeless adjective Without a doge.
doggedly adverb In a dogged manner; sullenly; with obstinate resolution.
doggerel adjective Low in style, and irregular in measure; as, doggerel rhymes., A sort of loose or irregular verse; mean or undignified poetry.
dogmatic noun One of an ancient sect of physicians who went by general principles; — opposed to the Empiric., Alt. of Dogmatical
dog-rose noun A common European wild rose, with single pink or white flowers.
dogshore noun One of several shores used to hold a ship firmly and prevent her moving while the blocks are knocked away before launching.
dogsleep noun Pretended sleep., The fitful naps taken when all hands are kept up by stress.
dog star Sirius, a star of the constellation Canis Major, or the Greater Dog, and the brightest star in the heavens; — called also Canicula, and, in astronomical charts, / Canis Majoris. See Dog days.
dogteeth plural of Dogtooth
dogtooth noun See Canine tooth, under Canine., An ornament common in Gothic architecture, consisting of pointed projections resembling teeth; — also called tooth ornament.
dogtrick noun A gentle trot, like that of a dog.
dogwatch noun A half watch; a watch of two hours, of which there are two, the first dogwatch from 4 to 6 o’clock, p. m., and the second dogwatch from 6 to 8 o’clock, p. m.