Definitions for kittenˈkɪt n

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kit•tenˈkɪt n(n.)

  1. a young cat.

  2. (v.i.)(of a cat) to give birth.

Origin of kitten:

1350–1400; ME kitoun, appar. b. kiteling young kitten and MF chitoun, var. of chaton, dim. of chatcat

kit′ten•like`(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kitten, kitty(verb)

    young domestic cat

  2. kitten(verb)

    have kittens

    "our cat kittened again this year"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. kitten(noun)ˈɪtən

    a young cat

Wiktionary

  1. kitten(Noun)

    A young cat. Diminutive: kitty.

  2. kitten(Noun)

    A young rabbit, rat, hedgehog, squirrel, fox, beaver or badger.

  3. kitten(Verb)

    To give birth to kittens.

  4. Origin: From kiton, kitoun, kyton, diminutive of cat. First element probably from kiteling, from ketlingr. Compare kitten. More at kitling, cat, -en.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kitten(noun)

    a young cat

  2. Kitten

    to bring forth young, as a cat; to bring forth, as kittens

Freebase

  1. Kitten

    A kitten or kitty is a juvenile domesticated cat. A feline litter usually consists of two to five kittens. To survive, kittens need the care of their mother for the first several weeks of their life. Kittens are highly social animals and spend most of their waking hours playing and interacting with available companions.


Translations for kitten

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

kitten(noun)

a young cat

The cat had five kittens last week.

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