Canine Definition

kānīn
canines
adjective
Of or like a dog.
Webster's New World
Of the family (Canidae) of carnivores that includes dogs, wolves, jackals, and foxes.
Webster's New World
Of, relating to, or being one of the pointed conical teeth located between the incisors and the first bicuspids.
American Heritage
Dog-like.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
laniarydoggy
noun
canines
A dog or other canine animal.
Webster's New World
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) eyetooth.
Webster's New World

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.

Wiktionary

(poker slang) A king and a nine as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em due to phonetic similarity.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Canine

Noun

Singular:
canine
Plural:
canines

Origin of Canine

  • Latin canīnus from canis dog kwon- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin canīnus (“of the dog, dog-like”).

    From Wiktionary

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