- The definition of canine is something that is from or like a dog.
An example of canine used as an adjective is canine food, which is food for dogs.
- A canine is defined as a dog or animal that is similar to a dog, or is one of the four sharp, pointed teeth towards the front of your mouth.
- An example of a canine is a German Shepherd dog.
- An example of a canine is a wolf.
- An example of a canine is the cuspid tooth.
This German shepherd is a canine.
- of or like a dog
- of the family (Canidae) of carnivores that includes dogs, wolves, jackals, and foxes
Origin of canineClassical Latin caninus ; from canis, dog: see hound
- a dog or other canine animal
- a sharp-pointed tooth on either side of the upper jaw and lower jaw, between the incisors and the bicuspids, having a long single root; a cuspid or (in the upper jaw) eyetoothin full canine tooth
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of the canids.
- Of, relating to, or being one of the pointed conical teeth located between the incisors and the first bicuspids.
- An animal of the family Canidae, especially a dog.
- One of the pointed, conical teeth located between the incisors and the first bicuspids. Also called cuspid.
Origin of canineLatin canīnus, from canis, dog; see kwon- in Indo-European roots.
- Any member of Caninae, the only living subfamily of Canidae.
- Any of certain extant canids regarded as similar to the dog or wolf (including coyotes, jackals, etc.) but distinguished from the vulpines, which are regarded as fox-like.
- In heterodont mammals, the pointy tooth between the incisors and the premolars; a cuspid.
- (poker slang) A king and a nine as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em due to phonetic similarity.
From Latin canīnus (“of the dog, dog-like”).