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fe·line

 (fē′līn′)
adj.
1. Of or belonging to the family Felidae, which includes the lions, tigers, jaguars, and wild and domestic cats; felid.
2. Suggestive of a cat, as in suppleness or stealthiness.
n.
An animal of the family Felidae.

[Latin fēlīnus or Late Latin fēlīneus, both from Latin fēlēs, cat.]

fe′line′ly adv.
fe′line′ness, fe·lin′i·ty (fĭ-lĭn′ĭ-tē) n.

feline

(ˈfiːlaɪn)
adj
1. (Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Felidae, a family of predatory mammals, including cats, lions, leopards, and cheetahs, typically having a round head and retractile claws: order Carnivora (carnivores)
2. resembling or suggestive of a cat, esp in stealth or grace
n
(Zoology) any animal belonging to the family Felidae; a cat
[C17: from Latin fēlīnus, from fēlēs cat]
ˈfelinely adv
ˈfelineness, felinity n

fe•line

(ˈfi laɪn)

adj.
1. belonging or pertaining to the cat family, Felidae.
2. catlike; characteristic of animals of the cat family: feline agility.
3. sly, stealthy, or treacherous.
n.
4. an animal of the cat family; cat.
[1675–85; < Latin fēl(ēs) (see felid) + -ine1; compare Late Latin fēlīneus of a wild cat]
fe′line•ly, adv.
fe′line•ness, fe•lin•i•ty (fɪˈlɪn ɪ ti) n.

fe·line

(fē′līn′)
Adjective
Of or belonging to the family of meat-eating mammals that includes the lions, tigers, leopards, and other cats.
Noun
An animal belonging to this family.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.feline - any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile clawsfeline - any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws
carnivore - a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal; "terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb"
family Felidae, Felidae - cats; wildcats; lions; leopards; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
cat, true cat - feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
big cat, cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
paw - a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped
Adj.1.feline - of or relating to cats; "feline fur"

feline

adjective
1. catlike, leonine a black, furry, feline creature
2. graceful, flowing, smooth, elegant, sleek, slinky, sinuous, stealthy He moves with feline pace.

feline

adjective
So slow, deliberate, and secret as to escape observation:
Translations
سِنَّوْري، قِطِّي
kočkovitý
katte-katteagtig
kissakissaeläinkissamainen
kattar-
kaķa-
katachtig
mačkovitý
kedi gibi

feline

[ˈfiːlaɪn]
A. ADJfelino
B. Nfelino m

feline

[ˈfiːlaɪn]
adj [animal] → félin(e)
(= catlike) [eyes, features] → de félin; [grace] → félin(e)
n (= cat) → félin m

feline

adj (lit)Katzen-; speciesder Katzen; (fig) grace, supplenesskatzenartig, katzenhaft; feline eyesKatzenaugen pl
nKatze f

feline

[ˈfiːlaɪn] adjfelino/a

feline

(ˈfiːlӕin) adjective
of or like a cat. a feline appearance.

fe·line

a. felino-a, rel. a la familia de los gatos o con características semejantes a estos.
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But the man who wishes to study the active habits of the feline race, or the variety, albinos, must, indeed, be stirring at this hour.
There were one or two men whom she observed at the soiree musicale; but she would never have felt moved to any kittenish display to attract their notice--to any feline or feminine wiles to express herself toward them.
Montgomery told me that the Law, especially among the feline Beast People, became oddly weakened about nightfall; that then the animal was at its strongest; that a spirit of adventure sprang up in them at the dusk, when they would dare things they never seemed to dream about by day.
Respected Jury and dearly beloved Ozma, I pray you not to judge this feline prisoner unfeelingly.
Round, wildish eyes, slightly near-sighted, completed a physiognomy essentially feline.
As fair Grimalkin, who, though the youngest of the feline family, degenerates not in ferocity from the elder branches of her house, and though inferior in strength, is equal in fierceness to the noble tiger himself, when a little mouse, whom it hath long tormented in sport, escapes from her clutches for a while, frets, scolds, growls, swears; but if the trunk, or box, behind which the mouse lay hid be again removed, she flies like lightning on her prey, and, with envenomed wrath, bites, scratches, mumbles, and tears the little animal.
Steadily and remorselessly the stone knife was driven home through the glossy hide--time and again it drank deep, until with a final agonized lunge and shriek the great feline rolled over upon its side and, save for the spasmodic jerking of its muscles, lay quiet and still in death.
It was the boy's knife which eventually decided the battle, and as the fierce feline shuddered convulsively and rolled over upon its side the youth and the ape rose and faced one another across the prostrate carcass.
She seized one of them with a wonderfully quick, almost feline, movement and tore it open, saying to us, "Excuse me, I must .
In either event it might prove meat for Sheeta, and so the wary feline stalked by a circuitous route, upon soft, padded feet that gave forth no sound, until the circling aasvogel and his intended prey were upwind.
Number Ten was grinning broadly, while Number Three advanced cautiously toward one of the creatures, making a low guttural noise, that could only be interpreted as peaceful and conciliatory--more like a feline purr it was than anything else.
A feline howl had broken the stillness of the night, followed instantly by a sharp report.