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ca·nine

 (kā′nīn)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the canids.
2. Of, relating to, or being one of the pointed conical teeth located between the incisors and the first bicuspids.
n.
1. An animal of the family Canidae, especially a dog.
2. One of the pointed, conical teeth located between the incisors and the first bicuspids. Also called cuspid.

[Latin canīnus, from canis, dog; see kwon- in Indo-European roots.]

canine

(ˈkeɪnaɪn; ˈkæn-)
adj
1. of or resembling a dog; doglike
2. (Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Canidae, a family of mammals, including dogs, jackals, wolves, and foxes, typically having a bushy tail, erect ears, and a long muzzle: order Carnivora (carnivores)
3. (Dentistry) of or relating to any of the four teeth, two in each jaw, situated between the incisors and the premolars
n
4. (Animals) any animal of the family Canidae
5. (Dentistry) a canine tooth
[C17: from Latin canīnus, from canis dog]

ca•nine

(ˈkeɪ naɪn)

adj.
1. of or like a dog; pertaining to or characteristic of dogs: canine loyalty.
2. of or pertaining to any of the four single-cusped, pointed teeth, esp. prominent in dogs, situated in the upper and lower jaws next to the incisors.
n.
3. a canid.
4. a dog.
5. one of the four pointed teeth of the jaws.
[1350–1400; Middle English: canine tooth (< Middle French) < Latin canīnus=can(is) dog + -īnus -ine1]

ca·nine

(kā′nīn)
Adjective
1. Relating to a family of meat-eating mammals that includes the dogs, wolves, foxes, and coyotes.
2. Relating to any of the four pointed teeth located behind the incisors in most mammals. In carnivores, the canine teeth are adapted for cutting and tearing meat.
Noun
1. An animal belonging to the canine family of mammals.
2. A canine tooth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canine - one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolarscanine - one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
fang - canine tooth of a carnivorous animal; used to seize and tear its prey
tooth - hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
2.canine - any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzlescanine - any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
carnivore - a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal; "terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb"
Canidae, family Canidae - dogs; wolves; jackals; foxes
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; "the dog barked all night"
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
paw - a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped
Adj.1.canine - of or relating to a pointed conical tooth
2.canine - of or relating to or characteristic of members of the family Canidae
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
Translations
كَلْبي
psíšpičák
hunde-
koirakoiraeläinkulmahammasraateluhammas
kutya-
hund-; hundakyns-
caninus
iltiniai dantysiltysšuniškasšuns
suņa-suņu-
köpeğe ait/benzer

canine

[ˈkænaɪn]
A. ADJcanino
B. N
1. (= dog) → canino m
2. (also canine tooth) → colmillo m, diente m canino

canine

[ˈkeɪnaɪn]
adj
[disease] → canin(e)
[tooth] → canin(e)
n (also canine tooth) → canine f

canine

n
(= animal)Hund m
(also canine tooth)Eckzahn m
adjHunde-

canine

[ˈkeɪnaɪn]
1. adjcanino/a
2. n (canine tooth) → (dente m) canino

canine

(ˈkeinain) adjective
like, or of, a dog or dogs. canine characteristics.
canine teeth
in man, the four sharp-pointed teeth.

ca·nine

n. canino; cúspide; diente;
a. rel. a los perros.
References in classic literature ?
Rochester's visit it seemed spellbound: all the night I heard but three sounds at three long intervals,--a step creak, a momentary renewal of the snarling, canine noise, and a deep human groan.
I took a seat at the end of the hearthstone opposite that towards which my landlord advanced, and filled up an interval of silence by attempting to caress the canine mother, who had left her nursery, and was sneaking wolfishly to the back of my legs, her lip curled up, and her white teeth watering for a snatch.
It cost some exercise of the white truncheon, well seconded by the exertions of the domestics, to silence this canine clamour.
It is allowed, that senates and great councils are often troubled with redundant, ebullient, and other peccant humours; with many diseases of the head, and more of the heart; with strong convulsions, with grievous contractions of the nerves and sinews in both hands, but especially the right; with spleen, flatus, vertigos, and deliriums; with scrofulous tumours, full of fetid purulent matter; with sour frothy ructations: with canine appetites, and crudeness of digestion, besides many others, needless to mention.
She is no reaper that sleeps out the noontide; at all times she is reaping and cutting down, as well the dry grass as the green; she never seems to chew, but bolts and swallows all that is put before her, for she has a canine appetite that is never satisfied; and though she has no belly, she shows she has a dropsy and is athirst to drink the lives of all that live, as one would drink a jug of cold water.
The wolf hounds bristled and growled at the scent of wild beasts that clung to her garment; but when she laid her hand upon their heads and her soft voice murmured caressingly they half-closed their eyes, lifting their upper lips in contented canine smiles.
The Count smiled, and as his lips ran back over his gums, the long, sharp, canine teeth showed out strangely.
in which they differ from the otter, whose ears are prominent), I noticed several varieties of seals about three yards long, with a white coat, bulldog heads, armed with teeth in both jaws, four incisors at the top and four at the bottom, and two large canine teeth in the shape of a fleur-de-lis.
mingled with joyous short barks and wagging of tails on the part of the canine members of the family, which tells that the visitor is on the best terms with the visited.
In fact, on one occasion, I intimated the propriety of a canine crusade to Mehevi; but the benevolent king would not consent to it.
Besides these, there was a general rush from Richard’s kennel, accompanied with every canine tone from the howl of the wolf-dog to the petulant bark of the terrier.
The eyes, which were under thick and heavy brows, were bestial and ferocious, and as it opened its mouth to snarl what sounded like a curse at me I observed that it had curved, sharp canine teeth.