Examples of feline in a Sentence
They move with feline agility.
the thief was eerily feline as he moved stealthily through the darkened rooms
Recent Examples of feline from the Web
This resort also has a Cat Café, where guests can make new feline friends.
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Cats have always provoked a strong reaction from humans. The Egyptians worshipped them, leaving thousands of feline mummies and idols as evidence. In the Middle Ages, felines were feared as agents of the devil, and were thought to creep around silently at night doing evil. (Notice that feline is also a noun.) The fascinating family called the Felidae includes about 40 species of superb hunters, including the lions, tigers, jaguars, cheetahs, cougars, bobcats, and lynxes, and almost all of them are smooth, silent, and independent.
Origin and Etymology of feline
Latin felinus, from felis
First Known Use: 1681
FELINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of feline for English Language Learners
: of or relating to the cat family
: resembling a cat : like a cat's
FELINE Defined for Kids
Definition of feline for Students
1 : of or relating to the domestic cat or a related animal (as a lion) feline anatomy
2 : like or like that of a cat feline movements
Medical Definition of feline
: of, relating to, or affecting cats or the family Felidae
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