adjective fe·line \ˈfē-ˌlīn\

: of or relating to the cat family

: resembling a cat : like a cat's

Full Definition of FELINE

:  of, relating to, or affecting cats or the cat family
:  resembling a cat: as
a :  sleekly graceful
b :  sly, treacherous
c :  stealthy
feline noun
fe·line·ly adverb
fe·lin·i·ty \fē-ˈli-nə-tē\ noun

Examples of FELINE

  1. They move with feline agility.
  2. <the thief was eerily feline as he moved stealthily through the darkened rooms>

Origin of FELINE

Latin felinus, from felis
First Known Use: 1681

Rhymes with FELINE

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FELINE Defined for Kids


adjective fe·line \ˈfē-ˌlīn\

Definition of FELINE for Kids

:  of or relating to the domestic cat or a related animal (as a lion) <feline anatomy>
:  like or like that of a cat <feline movements>



Definition of FELINE for Kids

:  cat
Medical Dictionary


adjective fe·line \ˈfē-ˌlīn\

Medical Definition of FELINE

:  of, relating to, or affecting cats or the family Felidae
feline noun


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