resembling or typical of a cat:
swift and graceful.
stealthy and noiseless:
The scouts crept up on their quarry with catlike tread.
George, 1796–1872, U.S. painter. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples
noun a long double-edged surgical knife for amputations (rare) catgut or a string made from it an archaic word for kitten Historical Examples
a short, light nap or doze. to doze or sleep lightly. Historical Examples noun a short sleep or doze verb -naps, -napping, -napped (intransitive) to sleep or doze for a short time or intermittently n. also cat-nap, cat’s nap, by 1823, from cat (n.) + nap (n.). A nap such as a cat takes. As […]