What does canine mean?

Definitions for canine
ˈkeɪ naɪnca·nine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. canine, canine tooth, eyetooth, eye tooth, dogtooth, cuspidnoun

    one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars

  2. canine, canidadjective

    any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles

  3. canine, laniaryadjective

    of or relating to a pointed conical tooth

  4. canineadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of members of the family Canidae


  1. caninenoun

    A dog or wolf, as distinct from a fox, which is a vulpine.

    Etymology: From caninus

  2. caninenoun

    In heterodont mammals, the pointy tooth between the incisors and the premolars; a cuspid.

    Etymology: From caninus

  3. caninenoun

    A king and a nine as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em due to phonetic similarity

    Etymology: From caninus

  4. canineadjective

    Of, or pertaining to, a dog or dogs.

    Etymology: From caninus

  5. canineadjective


    Etymology: From caninus

  6. canineadjective

    Of or pertaining to mammalian teeth which are cuspids or fangs.

    Etymology: From caninus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Canineadjective

    of or pertaining to the family Canidae, or dogs and wolves; having the nature or qualities of a dog; like that or those of a dog

    Etymology: [L. caninus, fr. canis dog: cf. F. canin. See Hound.]

  2. Canineadjective

    of or pertaining to the pointed tooth on each side the incisors

    Etymology: [L. caninus, fr. canis dog: cf. F. canin. See Hound.]

  3. Caninenoun

    a canine tooth

    Etymology: [L. caninus, fr. canis dog: cf. F. canin. See Hound.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Canine

    ka-nīn′, adj. like or pertaining to the dog.—Canine appetite, an inordinate appetite; Canine letter = R; Canine teeth, the four sharp-pointed tearing teeth in most mammals, one on each side of the upper and lower jaw, between the incisors or cutting teeth and the molars or grinders. [L. caninus, canis, a dog.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of canine in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of canine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of canine in a Sentence

  1. Robert Crabtree:

    We now have a novel, large canine to take over that new role, the right size is going to be selected for us by biological evolution itself.

  2. Ryan Phillippe:

    He loves to cuddle and meet new friends (human canine) and has quickly adjusted to life in his new home environment, benji also enjoys squeaky toys, outdoor adventures, and anything he is allowed (or not allowed) to eat. He is the happiest, smartest boy, and I’m so grateful to be his person.

  3. Jennifer Williams:

    It was his selflessness that inspired me to raise a dog for Canine Companions, and that’s when I started raising Ollie.

  4. Daniel Blake:

    To expand the brand this year, we needed a true expert in the space on our team, we’re excited to give one qualified canine a real, paying job and to tap into their insider knowledge of our target consumer to expand Busch Dog Brew in 2021!

  5. Thomas Gilliland:

    Originally a male was thought to have trespassed onto the property, canine units from HCSO were utilized but no positive contact was made on any male. No contact was made with anyone and no substantiated claims were ever found.

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    a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    • A. apex
    • B. endeavor
    • C. model
    • D. trigger

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