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noun ca·nine \ˈkā-ˌnīn, British also ˈka-\

Simple Definition of canine

  • : a dog

  • : a pointed tooth

Full Definition of canine

  1. 1 [Middle English, from Latin (dens) caninus canine tooth] :  a conical pointed tooth; especially :  one situated between the lateral incisor and the first premolar — see tooth illustration

  2. 2 :  dog 1a; broadly :  canid

Examples of canine

  1. <in the minds of some, the winner of this prestigious dog show has a fair claim to the title of King of the Canines>

15th Century

First Known Use of canine

15th century

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Rhymes with canine

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adjective ca·nine

Simple Definition of canine

  • : of or relating to dogs

Full Definition of canine

  1. 1 :  of or resembling that of a dog <canine loyalty>

  2. 2 :  of or relating to dogs or to the family (Canidae) including the canids

Origin of canine

Latin caninus, from canis dog — more at hound

First Known Use: 1607

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CANINE Defined for Kids



noun ca·nine \ˈkā-ˌnīn\

Definition of canine

  1. 1 :  a pointed tooth next to the incisors

  2. 2 :  a domestic dog or a related animal (as a wolf or fox)



adjective ca·nine

Definition of canine

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the domestic dog or a related animal <canine behavior>

  2. 2 :  like or typical of a dog <canine loyalty>

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