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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
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Beth, if you don't keep these horrid cats down cellar I'll have them drowned," exclaimed Meg angrily as she tried to get rid of the kitten which had scrambled up her back and stuck like a burr just out of reach.
Yulka was on the floor at his feet, her kitten in her lap.
that is a selfish, heathenish saying, whoever uses it; and any man who thinks he has nothing to do but take care of number one, why, it's a pity but what he had been drowned like a puppy or a kitten, before he got his eyes open; that's what I think," said John, with a very decided jerk of his head.
Generally the most indulgent and easy to be entreated of all mothers, still her boys had a very reverent remembrance of a most vehement chastisement she once bestowed on them, because she found them leagued with several graceless boys of the neighborhood, stoning a defenceless kitten.
He had besides the things before mentioned, twelve marbles, part of a jews-harp, a piece of blue bottle-glass to look through, a spool cannon, a key that wouldn't unlock anything, a fragment of chalk, a glass stopper of a decanter, a tin soldier, a couple of tadpoles, six fire-crackers, a kitten with only one eye, a brass door- knob, a dog-collar -- but no dog -- the handle of a knife, four pieces of orange-peel, and a dilapidated old window sash.
The sharp bark was the sign of an excited welcome that was awaiting them from a knowing brown terrier, who, after dancing at their legs in a hysterical manner, rushed with a worrying noise at a tortoise-shell kitten under the loom, and then rushed back with a sharp bark again, as much as to say, "I have done my duty by this feeble creature, you perceive"; while the lady-mother of the kitten sat sunning her white bosom in the window, and looked round with a sleepy air of expecting caresses, though she was not going to take any trouble for them.
But to every one in the house he was always as gentle as a kitten.
He took me up in his right fore-foot and held me as a nurse does a child she is going to suckle, just as I have seen the same sort of creature do with a kitten in Europe; and when I offered to struggle he squeezed me so hard, that I thought it more prudent to submit.
Tabitha went up and down all over the house, mewing for Tom Kitten.
The ape-man, as unafraid of the mighty Tantor as though he had not just witnessed his shocking murder of a human being, signalled the beast to approach and lift him to its head, and Tantor came as he was bid, docile as a kitten, and hoisted The Killer tenderly aloft.
I asked him what it was, and he said, with a sort of rapture in his voice and bearing, "A kitten, a nice, little, sleek playful kitten, that I can play with, and teach, and feed, and feed, and feed
pranced round among the children as sportively as a kitten.