The foot of an animal, especially a quadruped, that has claws or fingernails.
Informal A human hand, especially a large clumsy one: "Lennie dabbled his big paw in the water” ( John Steinbeck).
The soft foot of a mammal or any other animal, usually a quadruped, which has claws or fingernails; similar to a human hand or base.
The base of a quadruped having claws, due to the fact lion, dog, pet, etc.
The hand or base of an animal with nails or claws: distinguished from hoof: because, a monkey's paw; the paws of a cat, puppy, rat, etc. In several animals the fore legs, plus some the hind feet, tend to be prehensile, and serviceable as fingers.
The individual hand, especially when large or coarse, or whenever awkwardly used.
the (prehensile) extremity of this exceptional limb
a clawed foot of an animal particularly a quadruped