PAW, noun [Latin pes, pedis; Eng. foot.]
1. The foot of beasts of prey having claws, as the lion, the tiger, the dog, cat, etc. Leviticus 11:27.
2. The hand; in contempt.
PAW, verb intransitive To draw the fore foot along the ground; to scrape with the fore foot; as a fiery horse, pawing with his hoof.
He paweth in the valley. Job 39:21.
PAW, verb transitive To scrape with the fore foot.
His hot courser paw'd th' Hungarian plain.
1. To handle roughly; to scratch.
2. To fawn; to flatter.