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kennel

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noun ken·nel \ˈke-nəl\

Definition of kennel

  1. 1 a :  a shelter for a dog or cat b :  an establishment for the breeding or boarding of dogs or cats

  2. 2 :  a pack of dogs



Origin of kennel

Middle English kenel, from Anglo-French *kenil, from Vulgar Latin *canile, from Latin canis dog — more at hound


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with kennel


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kennel

verb ken·nel

Definition of kennel

kenneled or kennelledkennel·ing or kennel·ling

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to take shelter in or as if in a kennel

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to put or keep in or as if in a kennel



1552

First Known Use of kennel

1552


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kennel

noun ken·nel

Definition of kennel

  1. :  a gutter in a street



Origin of kennel

alteration of cannel gutter


First Known Use: 15th century


KENNEL Defined for Kids

kennel

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noun ken·nel \ˈke-nəl\

Definition of kennel

  1. 1 :  a shelter for a dog

  2. 2 :  a place where dogs or cats are bred or housed




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