Definition of Mastiff. Meaning of Mastiff. Synonyms of Mastiff

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Definition of Mastiff

Mastiff
Mastiff Mas"tiff, n.; pl. Mastiffs. [Mastives is irregular and unusual.] [Prob. fr. Prov. E. masty, adj., large, n., a great dog, prob. fr. mast fruit, and hence, lit., fattened with mast. There is perh. confusion with OF. mestif mongrel; cf. also F. m[^a]tin mastiff, OF. mastin.] (Zo["o]l.) A breed of large dogs noted for strength and courage. There are various strains, differing in form and color, and characteristic of different countries. Mastiff bat (Zo["o]l.), any bat of the genus Molossus; so called because the face somewhat resembles that of a mastiff.

Meaning of Mastiff from wikipedia

- The English Mastiff is a breed of extremely large dog (often known simply as the Mastiff) perhaps descended from the ancient Alaunt and Pugnaces Britanniae...
- Mastiff type means a large molosser dog. The term "mastiff type" has been used synonymously with the term "molosser".[citation needed] For example, the...
- The Tibetan Mastiff is a large Tibetan dog breed (Canis lupus familiaris) (Tibetan: དོ་ཁྱི, Chinese: 藏獒; Pinyin: Zàng áo) in the mastiff family. Originating...
- of Mastiff-type, but are not true Mastiffs. The term Mastiff, when used alone, refers specifically to the "English Mastiff" breed. Other true Mastiff breeds...
- The Neapolitan Mastiff or Mastino (Italian: Mastino Napoletano) is a large, ancient dog breed. This m****ive breed is often used as a guard and defender...
- gamekeepers to guard estates. The breed's bloodlines are drawn from the English Mastiff and the extinct Old English Bulldog. It was recognized as a purebred dog...
- Neapolitan Mastiff. In name and form the Cane Corso predates its cousin the Neapolitan Mastiff. It is well muscled and less bulky than most other Mastiff breeds...
- The Pyrenean Mastiff (Spanish:Mastín del Pirineo, Aragonese:Mostín d'o Pireneu) is a large breed of dog originally from the Aragonese Pyrenees in Spain...
- The Dogue de Bordeaux, Bordeaux mastiff, French mastiff or Bordeauxdog is a large French mastiff breed—and one of the most ancient French dog breeds. A...
- The Alpine Mastiff is an extinct Molosser dog breed, the progenitor of the St. Bernard, and a major contributor to the modern Mastiff (through such dogs...
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