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kennel

noun ken·nel \ ˈke-nᵊl \

Definition of kennel

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

Origin and Etymology of kennel

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


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kennel

verb

Definition of kennel

kenneled or kennelled; kenneling or kennelling
: to put or keep in or as if in a kennel
: to take shelter in or as if in a kennel

First Known Use of kennel

1552

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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kennel

noun

Definition of kennel

: a gutter in a street

Origin and Etymology of kennel

alteration of cannel gutter


KENNEL Defined for Kids

kennel

noun ken·nel \ ˈke-nᵊl \

Definition of kennel for Students

1 : a shelter for a dog
2 : a place where dogs or cats are bred or housed


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