News Archives | Hollywood Travel through time by exploring Hollywood's entertainment news archives, with 30+ years of entertainment news content. Help > Search Box - The Free Dictionary 1. A domesticated carnivorous mammal (Canis familiaris syn. Canis lupus subsp. familiaris) occurring as a wide variety of breeds, many of which are traditionally used for hunting, herding, drawing sleds, and other tasks, and are kept as pets.