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.

  2. canine(Noun)

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

  3. canine(Noun)

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

  4. canine(Adjective)

    Of, or pertaining to, a dog or dogs.

  5. canine(Adjective)


  6. canine(Adjective)

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

  7. Origin: 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

  2. Canine(adj)

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

  3. Canine(noun)

    a canine tooth

  4. Origin: [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. Jennifer Williams:

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

  2. Michel Toulet:

    I've heard it said that we are creating carnivores, i'm sorry ; we have canine teeth for eating meat. Man is an omnivore.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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