What does kennel mean?

Definitions for kennel
ˈkɛn lken·nel

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word kennel.

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"


  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

  7. Origin: [See Channel, Canal.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kennel

    ken′el, n. a house for dogs: a pack of hounds: the hole of a fox, &c.: a haunt.—v.t. to keep in a kennel.—v.i. to live in a kennel:—pr.p. kenn′elling; pa.p. kenn′elled. [Norm. Fr. kenil (Fr. chenil)—L. canīlecanis, a dog.]

  2. Kennel

    ken′el, n. the water-course of a street: a gutter. [A form of canal.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kennel in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kennel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of kennel in a Sentence

  1. Danish proverb:

    The dog's kennel is not the place to keep a sausage.

  2. Stan Hooley:

    Maintaining a competitive racing kennel and preparing for this race is an extremely expensive proposition.

  3. Charles E. Wilson:

    But I have always liked bird dogs better than kennel-fed dogs myself--you know, one that will get out and hunt for food rather than sit on his fanny and yell.

  4. Maricela Batres:

    We were placed in the' kennel,' where we sleep on the ground with a blanket made of aluminum, the officers told us our children would be taken from us for the crime of crossing the border.

  5. Gail Miller Bisher:

    For someone who loves dogs as I do, there is nothing more exciting than to be part of The Westminster Kennel Club, the premier organization in our sport and such a strong voice for all dogs.

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