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adjective fe·line \ˈfē-ˌlīn\

Simple Definition of feline

  • : of or relating to the cat family

  • : resembling a cat : like a cat's

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of feline

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or affecting cats or the cat family

  2. 2 :  resembling a cat: as a :  sleekly graceful b :  sly, treacherous c :  stealthy

feline noun
felinely adverb
felinity play \fē-ˈli-nə-tē\ noun

Examples of feline in a sentence

  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 Students

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the domestic cat or a related animal (as a lion) <feline anatomy>

  2. 2 :  like or like that of a cat <feline movements>



noun fe·line

Definition of feline for Students

  1. :  cat

Medical Dictionary


adjective fe·line \ˈfē-ˌlīn\

Medical Definition of feline

  1. :  of, relating to, or affecting cats or the family Felidae

feline noun

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