Definitions for: Paw


[n] a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped
[n] the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
[v] touch clumsily; "The man tried to paw her"
[v] scrape with the paws; "The bear pawed the door"



Webster (1913) Definition: Paw (p[add]), n. [OE. pawe, poue, OF. poe: cf. patte, LG.
pote, D. poot, G. pfote.]
1. The foot of a quadruped having claws, as the lion, dog,
cat, etc.

2. The hand. [Jocose] --Dryden.

Paw clam (Zo["o]l.), the tridacna; -- so called because
shaped like an animal's paw.


Paw, v. i.
To draw the forefoot along the ground; to beat or scrape with
the forefoot. --Job xxxix. 21.


Paw, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pawed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Pawing.]
1. To pass the paw over; to stroke or handle with the paws;
hence, to handle fondly or rudely.

2. To scrape or beat with the forefoot.

His hot courser pawed the Hungarian plane.
--Tickell.

Synonyms: hand, manus, mitt

See Also: animal foot, arm, arteria digitalis, arteria metacarpea, ball, canid, canine, caress, clenched fist, digital arteries, extremity, felid, feline, finger, fist, foot, forepaw, grate, homo, hooks, human, human being, intercapitular vein, left, left hand, man, maulers, meat hooks, metacarpal artery, metacarpal vein, metacarpus, pad, palm, right, right hand, scrape, thenar, touch, vena intercapitalis, vena metacarpus

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