Kennel meaning

kĕnəl
An establishment where dogs are bred, trained, or boarded.
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To place or keep in or as if in a kennel.
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(archaic) An open drain or sewer; gutter.
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A house or shelter for a dog.

– We want to look at the dog kennels.– That's the pet department, second floor.

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To place or keep in a kennel.
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To live or take shelter in a kennel.
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A facility at which dogs are reared or boarded.

The town dog-catcher operates the kennel for strays.

She raises registered Dalmatians at her kennel.

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(UK) The dogs kept at such a facility; a pack of hounds.

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The hole of a fox or other animal.
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To house or board a dog (less commonly another animal).

While we're away our friends will kennel our pet poodle.

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(intransitive) To lie or lodge; to dwell, as a dog or a fox.
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(obsolete) A gutter at the edge of a street.

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(obsolete) A puddle.
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A shelter for a dog.
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A pack of dogs, especially hounds.
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The lair of a wild animal, such as a fox.
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To take cover or lie in or as if in a kennel.
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A gutter along a street.
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A doghouse.
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A place where dogs are bred or kept.
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A pack of dogs.
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Origin of kennel

  • Middle English kenel from Anglo-Norman kenil from Medieval Latin canīle from Latin canis dog kwon- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Middle English cannel from Old North French canel channel from Latin canālis canal

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

  • From Anglo-Norman, from a Old Northern French variant of Old French chenil (whence modern French chenil), from Vulgar Latin *canile, ultimately from Latin canis

    From Wiktionary

  • From Wiktionary