Definitions for kennelˈkɛn l

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ken•nelˈkɛn l(n.; v.)-neled, -nel•ing; -nelled, -nel•ling.

  1. (n.)a house or shelter for a dog or a cat.

  2. Often, kennels. an establishment where dogs or cats are bred, trained, or boarded.

  3. the hole or lair of an animal, esp. a fox.

  4. a pack of dogs.

  5. (v.t.)to put or keep in or as if in a kennel.

  6. (v.i.)to shelter or lodge in or as if in a kennel.

Origin of kennel:

1300–50; ME kenel < OF chenil L can(is) dog

ken•nelˈkɛn l(n.)

  1. an open drain or sewer; gutter.

Origin of kennel:

1575–85; var. of cannel, ME canelchannel1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kennel, doghouse, dog house(verb)

    outbuilding that serves as a shelter for a dog

  2. kennel(verb)

    put up in a kennel

    "kennel a dog"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. kennel(noun)ˈkɛn l

    a place where animals are taken care of when their owners are away

    to put the cat in a kennel

  2. kennelˈkɛn l

    a house for a dog outside

    a dog sleeping in his kennel


  1. kennel(Noun)

    A gutter at the edge of a street.

  2. Origin: From variant of chenil, ultimately from canis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kennel(noun)

    the water course of a street; a little canal or channel; a gutter; also, a puddle

  2. Kennel(noun)

    a house for a dog or for dogs, or for a pack of hounds

  3. Kennel(noun)

    a pack of hounds, or a collection of dogs

  4. Kennel(noun)

    the hole of a fox or other beast; a haunt

  5. Kennel(verb)

    to lie or lodge; to dwell, as a dog or a fox

  6. Kennel(verb)

    to put or keep in a kennel


  1. Kennel

    A kennel is a structure or shelter for dogs. A kennel is a doghouse, run, or other small structure in which a dog is kept. American English often uses the word "doghouse" in this context; in British English the term "kennel" is preferred. Used in the plural, the kennels, the term means any building, collection of buildings or a property in which dogs are housed, maintained, and bred.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a type of small hut for a dog.

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