1. having dog-ears: a dog-eared book.
  2. shabby; worn: dog-eared furniture.


  1. (in a book) a corner of a page folded over like a dog’s ear, as by careless use, or to mark a place.
  2. Architecture. crossette.

verb (used with object)

  1. to fold down the corner of (a page in a book).

noun, verb (used with object)

  1. dog-ear.


  1. having dog-ears
  2. shabby or worn


  1. (tr) to fold down the corner of (a page)
  2. computing to bookmark (a website)

noun Also: dog’s-ear

  1. a folded-down corner of a page
  2. computing a bookmark

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