What does kennel mean?

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ˈkɛn lken·nel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kennel, doghouse, dog houseverb

    outbuilding that serves as a shelter for a dog

  2. kennelverb

    put up in a kennel

    "kennel a dog"


  1. kennelnoun

    A gutter at the edge of a street.

    Etymology: From variant of chenil, ultimately from canis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kennelnoun

    the water course of a street; a little canal or channel; a gutter; also, a puddle

    Etymology: [See Channel, Canal.]

  2. Kennelnoun

    a house for a dog or for dogs, or for a pack of hounds

    Etymology: [See Channel, Canal.]

  3. Kennelnoun

    a pack of hounds, or a collection of dogs

    Etymology: [See Channel, Canal.]

  4. Kennelnoun

    the hole of a fox or other beast; a haunt

    Etymology: [See Channel, Canal.]

  5. Kennelverb

    to lie or lodge; to dwell, as a dog or a fox

    Etymology: [See Channel, Canal.]

  6. Kennelverb

    to put or keep in a kennel

    Etymology: [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.]

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  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. 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.

  3. Van Sickle:

    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.

  4. Stan Hooley:

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

  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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