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paw

 
Noun paw has 2 senses
  1. paw - a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped
    --1 is a kind of
    animal foot, foot
    --1 is a part of canine, canid; feline, felid
    --1 has part: pad
    --1 has particulars: forepaw
    Derived form: verb paw1
  2. hand, manus, mitt, paw - the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
    --2 is a kind of extremity
    --2 is a part of arm; homo, man, human being, human
    --2 has parts:
     digital arteries, arteria digitalis; metacarpal artery, arteria metacarpea; intercapitular vein, vena intercapitalis; metacarpal vein, vena metacarpus; palm, thenar; finger; ball; metacarpus
    --2 has particulars:
     fist, clenched fist; hooks, meat hooks, maulers; right, right hand; left, left hand
    Derived form: verb paw2
Verb paw has 2 senses
  1. paw - scrape with the paws; "The bear pawed the door"
    --1 is one way to
    scrape, grate
    Derived form: noun paw1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. paw - touch clumsily; "The man tried to paw her"
    --2 is one way to
    caress
    Derived forms: noun paw2, noun pawer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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