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CANINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does canine mean? 

CANINE (noun)
  The noun CANINE has 2 senses:

1. one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
2. any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles

  Familiarity information: CANINE used as a noun is rare.


CANINE (adjective)
  The adjective CANINE has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to a pointed conical tooth
2. of or relating to or characteristic of members of the family Canidae

  Familiarity information: CANINE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CANINE (noun)


Sense 1canine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

canine; canine tooth; cuspid; eyetooth; eye tooth; dogtooth

Hypernyms ("canine" is a kind of...):

tooth (hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "canine"):

fang (canine tooth of a carnivorous animal; used to seize and tear its prey)


Sense 2canine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

canid; canine

Hypernyms ("canine" is a kind of...):

carnivore (a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal)

Meronyms (parts of "canine"):

paw (a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "canine"):

bitch (female of any member of the dog family)

Canis familiaris; dog; domestic dog (a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds)

wolf (any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs)

Canis aureus; jackal (Old World nocturnal canine mammal closely related to the dog; smaller than a wolf; sometimes hunts in a pack but usually singly or as a member of a pair)

wild dog (any of various undomesticated mammals of the family Canidae that are thought to resemble domestic dogs as distinguished from jackals or wolves)

hyaena; hyena (doglike nocturnal mammal of Africa and southern Asia that feeds chiefly on carrion)

fox (alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs)

Holonyms ("canine" is a member of...):

Canidae; family Canidae (dogs; wolves; jackals; foxes)


CANINE (adjective)


Sense 1canine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to a pointed conical tooth

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

canine; laniary

Pertainym:

canine (one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars)


Sense 2canine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to or characteristic of members of the family Canidae

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Domain category:

zoological science; zoology (the branch of biology that studies animals)

Pertainym:

Canidae (dogs; wolves; jackals; foxes)


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