Catlike
Catlike Cat"like`, a. Like a cat; stealthy; noiseless. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • catlike — index furtive, stealthy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • catlike — [kat′līk΄] adj. like a cat or cat s; noiseless, stealthy, etc …   English World dictionary

  • catlike — /kat luyk /, adj. 1. resembling or typical of a cat: catlike eyes. 2. swift and graceful. 3. stealthy and noiseless: The scouts crept up on their quarry with catlike tread. [1590 1600; CAT1 + LIKE] * * * …   Universalium

  • catlike — cat•like [[t]ˈkætˌlaɪk[/t]] adj. 1) cvb of or resembling a cat: catlike grace[/ex] 2) cvb stealthy and noiseless: to walk with a catlike tread[/ex] • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • catlike — adjective or adverb Date: 1554 resembling a cat; especially stealthy < with catlike tread, upon our prey we steal W. S. Gilbert > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • catlike — cat ► NOUN 1) a small domesticated carnivorous mammal with soft fur, a short snout, and retractile claws. 2) a wild animal resembling this, in particular a lion, tiger, or other member of the cat family. 3) informal a malicious or spiteful woman …   English terms dictionary

  • catlike — adjective a) resembling a cat; feline b) slow, deliberate, quiet and stealthy Syn: catty, feline …   Wiktionary

  • catlike — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective So slow, deliberate, and secret as to escape observation: feline, furtive, slinky, sneaking, sneaky, stealthy. See MOVE …   English dictionary for students

  • catlike — adj. like a cat; quiet, stealthy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • catlike — adj. 1 like a cat. 2 stealthy …   Useful english dictionary

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