Feline meaning

fēlīn
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The definition of feline is an animal that belongs to the cat family, or has the characteristics of a cat.

An example of feline is a Siamese cat.

An example of feline is a woman house burglar who is stealth and supple.

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A feline is defined as an animal that belongs to the cat family.

An example of a feline is a lion.

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Of or belonging to the family Felidae, which includes the lions, tigers, jaguars, and wild and domestic cats; felid.
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Suggestive of a cat, as in suppleness or stealthiness.
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An animal of the family Felidae.
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Of a cat or the cat family.
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Catlike.
  • Crafty, sly, stealthy, etc.
  • Graceful in a sleek way.
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Any animal of the cat family.
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Characteristic of or resembling felids.
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Of, or pertaining to, the cat.
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Catlike (resembling a cat)
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A cat; member of the cat family Felidae.
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Origin of feline

  • Latin fēlīnus or Late Latin fēlīneus both from Latin fēlēs cat

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

  • Substantive use of the adjective feline, from Latin fēlīnus

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin fēlīnus, from fēlēs (“wildcat, marten”).

    From Wiktionary