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kit·ten

 (kĭt′n)
n.
1. A young cat.
2. One of the young of various other small felines and of certain other mammals, such as beavers.
intr.v. kit·tened, kit·ten·ing, kit·tens
To bear kittens.

[Middle English kitoun, probably from Old North French *caton, diminutive of cat, cat, from Late Latin cattus.]

kitten

(ˈkɪtən)
n
1. (Animals) a young cat
2. have kittens have a canary informal Brit to react with disapproval, anxiety, etc: she had kittens when she got the bill. US equivalent: have a cow
vb
(of cats) to give birth to (young)
[C14: from Old Northern French caton, from cat1; probably influenced by Middle English kiteling]
ˈkitten-ˌlike adj

kit•ten

(ˈkɪt n)
n.
1. a young cat.
v.i.
2. (of a cat) to give birth.
[1350–1400; Middle English kitoun, appar. b. kiteling young kitten and Middle French chitoun, variant of chaton, diminutive of chat cat]
kit′ten•like`, adj.

kitten


Past participle: kittenned
Gerund: kittenning

Imperative
kitten
kitten
Present
I kitten
you kitten
he/she/it kittens
we kitten
you kitten
they kitten
Preterite
I kittenned
you kittenned
he/she/it kittenned
we kittenned
you kittenned
they kittenned
Present Continuous
I am kittenning
you are kittenning
he/she/it is kittenning
we are kittenning
you are kittenning
they are kittenning
Present Perfect
I have kittenned
you have kittenned
he/she/it has kittenned
we have kittenned
you have kittenned
they have kittenned
Past Continuous
I was kittenning
you were kittenning
he/she/it was kittenning
we were kittenning
you were kittenning
they were kittenning
Past Perfect
I had kittenned
you had kittenned
he/she/it had kittenned
we had kittenned
you had kittenned
they had kittenned
Future
I will kitten
you will kitten
he/she/it will kitten
we will kitten
you will kitten
they will kitten
Future Perfect
I will have kittenned
you will have kittenned
he/she/it will have kittenned
we will have kittenned
you will have kittenned
they will have kittenned
Future Continuous
I will be kittenning
you will be kittenning
he/she/it will be kittenning
we will be kittenning
you will be kittenning
they will be kittenning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been kittenning
you have been kittenning
he/she/it has been kittenning
we have been kittenning
you have been kittenning
they have been kittenning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been kittenning
you will have been kittenning
he/she/it will have been kittenning
we will have been kittenning
you will have been kittenning
they will have been kittenning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been kittenning
you had been kittenning
he/she/it had been kittenning
we had been kittenning
you had been kittenning
they had been kittenning
Conditional
I would kitten
you would kitten
he/she/it would kitten
we would kitten
you would kitten
they would kitten
Past Conditional
I would have kittenned
you would have kittenned
he/she/it would have kittenned
we would have kittenned
you would have kittenned
they would have kittenned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kitten - young domestic catkitten - young domestic cat      
young mammal - any immature mammal
Verb1.kitten - have kittens; "our cat kittened again this year"
birth, give birth, bear, deliver, have - cause to be born; "My wife had twins yesterday!"
Translations
هِرَّةٌ صَغِيرَةٌهُرَيْرَه، قُطَيْطَه
kotě
killingkattekilling
kissanpentu
mače
cicakiscicakismacska
kettlingur
子猫
새끼고양이
kačiukas
kaķēns
mačiatko
mucka
kattunge
ลูกแมว
mèo con

kitten

[ˈkɪtn] Ngatito/a m/f
to have kittens I nearly had kittens when I saw itcasi me da un ataque (de nervios) cuando lo vi

kitten

[ˈkɪtən] n
(= young cat) → petit chat m, chaton m
(= baby rabbit) → lapereau m

kitten

nkleine Katze, Kätzchen nt; to have kittens (fig inf)Zustände kriegen (inf)

kitten

[ˈkɪtn] ngattino/a
I had kittens when ... (fig) (fam) → mi è venuto un colpo quando...

kitten

(ˈkitn) noun
a young cat. The cat had five kittens last week.
ˈkittenish adjective
playful.

kitten

هِرَّةٌ صَغِيرَةٌ kotě kattekilling Kätzchen γατάκι gatito kissanpentu chaton mače micino 子猫 새끼고양이 poesje kattunge kociak gatinho котенок kattunge ลูกแมว kedi yavrusu mèo con 小猫
References in classic literature ?
Tabitha went up and down all over the house, mewing for Tom Kitten.
He's a bad kitten, Cousin Tabitha; he made a cat's cradle of my best bonnet last time I came to tea.
One thing was certain, that the WHITE kitten had had nothing to do with it:--it was the black kitten's fault entirely.
The way Dinah washed her children's faces was this: first she held the poor thing down by its ear with one paw, and then with the other paw she rubbed its face all over, the wrong way, beginning at the nose: and just now, as I said, she was hard at work on the white kitten, which was lying quite still and trying to purr--no doubt feeling that it was all meant for its good.
A Faithful Record of Their Amazing Adventures in an Underground World; and How with the Aid of Their Friends Zeb Hugson, Eureka the Kitten, and Jim the Cab-Horse, They Finally Reached the Wonderful Land of Oz
In this book Dorothy had to take her kitten with her instead of her dog; but in the next Oz book, if I am permitted to write one, I intend to tell a good deal about Toto's further history.
Next she touched the image of a purple kitten that stood on the corner of a mantel, and as she pronounced the word "Ev" the kitten disappeared, and a pretty, fair-haired boy stood beside her.
By the grace of her movements, by the softness and flexibility of her small limbs, and by a certain coyness and reserve of manner, she reminded one of a pretty, half-grown kitten which promises to become a beautiful little cat.
He sat with his back to a tree stump all that night, holding the kitten in his arms.
Dorothy's kitten is all pink--brains and all-- except blue eyes.
He knew only that the velvet-furred kitten was meat, and he ate and waxed happier with every mouthful.
And thus they both, along with their families, perished from hunger, and afforded ample provision for the Cat and her kittens.