What does kitten mean?

Definitions for kittenˈkɪt n

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kitten, kitty(verb)

    young domestic cat

  2. kitten(verb)

    have kittens

    "our cat kittened again this year"


  1. kitten(Noun)

    A young cat. Diminutive: kitty.

  2. kitten(Noun)

    A young rabbit, rat, hedgehog, squirrel, fox, beaver or badger.

  3. kitten(Verb)

    To give birth to kittens.

  4. Origin: From kiton, kitoun, kyton, diminutive of cat. First element probably from kiteling, from ketlingr. Compare kitten. More at kitling, cat, -en.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kitten(noun)

    a young cat

  2. Kitten

    to bring forth young, as a cat; to bring forth, as kittens

  3. Origin: [OE. kiton, a dim. of cat; cf. G. kitze a young cat, also a female cat, and F. chaton, dim. of chat cat, also E. kitling. See Cat.]


  1. Kitten

    A kitten or kitty is a juvenile domesticated cat. A feline litter usually consists of two to five kittens. To survive, kittens need the care of their mother for the first several weeks of their life. Kittens are highly social animals and spend most of their waking hours playing and interacting with available companions.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kitten

    kit′n, n. a young cat.—v.i. to bring forth young cats.—n. (Scot.) Kit′ling.—adj. Kitt′enish, frolicsome.—v.i. Kitt′le (Scot.), to bring forth kittens. [M. E. kitoun, dim. of cat.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kitten in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kitten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Patsy Murphy:

    We immediately contacted the owner to begin working on returning her the kitten.

  2. Doug Larson:

    A child is a person who can't understand why someone would give away a perfectly good kitten.

  3. Andreas Simic:

    If I was a kitten Maybe I wouldn’t be so smitten It’s as though I’ve been bitten From the poem Smitten

  4. Marjorie Holmes:

    What feeling is so nice as a child's hand in yours So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp.

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