What does kennel mean?
Definitions for kennel
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word kennel.
kennel, doghouse, dog houseverb
outbuilding that serves as a shelter for a dog
put up in a kennel
"kennel a dog"
A gutter at the edge of a street.
Etymology: From variant of chenil, ultimately from canis
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: chenil, French.
A dog sure, if he could speak, had wit enough to describe his kennel. Philip Sidney.
From forth the kennel of thy womb hath crept
A hell-hound, that doth hunt us all to death. William Shakespeare.
The seditious remain within their station, which, by reason of the nastiness of the beastly multitude, might be more fitly termed a kennel than a camp. John Hayward.
A little herd of England’s tim’rous deer,
Maz’d with a yelping kennel of French curs. William Shakespeare.
Bad humours gather to a a bile; or, as divers kennels flow to one sink, so in short time their numbers increased. John Hayward.
He always came in so dirty, as if he had been dragged through the kennel at a boarding-school. Arbuthnot.
To lie; to dwell: used of beasts, and of man in contempt.
Etymology: from kennel.
Yet, when they list, would creep,
If ought disturb’d their noise, into her womb,
And kennel there; yet there still bark’d and howl’d
Within, unseen. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. ii.
The dog kennelled in a hollow tree, and the cock roosted upon the boughs. Roger L'Estrange, Fables.
A kennel is a structure or shelter for dogs. Used in the plural, the kennels, the term means any building, collection of buildings or a property in which dogs are housed, maintained, and (though not in all cases) bred. A kennel can be made out of various materials, the most popular being wood and canvas.
the water course of a street; a little canal or channel; a gutter; also, a puddle
a house for a dog or for dogs, or for a pack of hounds
a pack of hounds, or a collection of dogs
the hole of a fox or other beast; a haunt
to lie or lodge; to dwell, as a dog or a fox
to put or keep in a kennel
Etymology: [See Channel, Canal.]
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
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. canīle—canis, a dog.]
ken′el, n. the water-course of a street: a gutter. [A form of canal.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kennel is ranked #26110 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Kennel surname appeared 938 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Kennel.
85.5% or 802 total occurrences were White.
9% or 85 total occurrences were Black.
2.4% or 23 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.4% or 14 total occurrences were of two or more races.
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The numerical value of kennel in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of kennel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of kennel in a Sentence
The dog's kennel is not the place to keep a sausage.
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign in waiting, ‘Ready for Hillary,’ … is piggybacking off the winner of last week’s The Westminster Kennel Club 139th Annual Dog Show to pitch some trinkets like dog collars and bowls. In the past, the group has featured a brown Boston terrier. But in a new email a beagle, like the show winner, is used.
Their brains, especially in the Malinois,are continuous, and when they are locked in the kennel they go crazy.
There was a dog that was kept in a kennel that was filled with feces and urine, the food was thrown down on the feces for the dog to eat. The water bucket had old straw and feces on it and the water inside was full of algae.
At the end of Kennel Club, it was this individual dog, or dogs, that caused this unfortunate scenario, sometimes you get a bad apple, just like you do with people.
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Translations for kennel
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- بيت الكلب, بيتArabic
- Zwinger, HundehütteGerman
- σκυλόσπιτο, κυνοτροφείοGreek
- hundujo, hundejoEsperanto
- niche, chenilFrench
- cró madraIrish
- cuccia, canileItalian
- tempat perlindungan anjing, rumah asu, رومه انجيڠ, رومه اسو, rumah anjingMalay
- kennel, hondenhokDutch
- canil, casinha de cachorro, casotaPortuguese
- будка, псарня, конураRussian
- пасја кућица, pseća kućica, pasja kućica, psetarnik, псећа кућица, štenara, штенара, псетарникSerbo-Croatian
- dogibridöp, dogalecek, dogadomil, dogadomVolapük
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