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, cuspid(noun)

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

  2. canine, canid(adj)

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

  3. canine, laniary(adj)

    of or relating to a pointed conical tooth

  4. canine(adj)

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


  1. canine(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From caninus

  2. canine(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From caninus

  3. canine(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From caninus

  4. canine(Adjective)

    Of, or pertaining to, a dog or dogs.

    Etymology: From caninus

  5. canine(Adjective)


    Etymology: From caninus

  6. canine(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From caninus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Canine(adj)

    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. Canine(adj)

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

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

  3. Canine(noun)

    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. Jennifer Williams:

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

  3. Kenneth Angielczyk:

    Euchambersia has very distinct, large pits on the side of its face that connect to grooves on the canine teeth via a groove above the tooth row, this combination of features in Euchambersia has been used to hypothesize that it may have been venomous, although again we can't be completely certain of this. The groove in Ichibengops shows some similarities to that in Euchambersia, and because they are fairly closely related, we suggested that something similar may have been going on in Ichibengops.

  4. Donna Alexander:

    We are encouraging people to go see their veterinarian to see if they should start the canine influenza vaccine, it's not effective immediately, so owners must try to keep dogs away from doggy social functions. Even dog-friendly areas: You enter at your own risk (because) there is a lot of nose-to-nose contact going on there.

  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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