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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 ?
An ugly-looking man, a hunch-backed human savage to all appearance, squatting in the aperture of one of the dens, would stretch his arms and yawn, showing with startling suddenness scissor-edged incisors and sabre-like canines, keen and brilliant as knives.
Their teeth were very large and white and even, except for the upper canines which were a trifle longer than the others--protruding just a bit when the mouth was closed.
It was then that Tarzan first noticed that the fellow's upper canines were unusually long and exceedingly sharp.
The two dogs, destined to propagate the canine race on the lunar continents, were already shut up in the projectile.
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 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.
His nasty, close-set eyes gleamed hatred from beneath his shaggy brows, while his great canine fangs were bared in a horrid snarl as he paused a moment before his prey.
The matrimonial mishap looked down at me with almost canine intelligence in his face.
In fact, on one occasion, I intimated the propriety of a canine crusade to Mehevi; but the benevolent king would not consent to it.
A wave of sadness was apparently afflicting the canine population of the district to-night.
This Toby has been stolen in youth from another gentleman, and fraudulently sold to the confiding hero, who having no guile himself has no suspicion that it lurks in others; but Toby, entertaining a grateful recollection of his old master, and scorning to attach himself to any new patrons, not only refuses to smoke a pipe at the bidding of Punch, but to mark his old fidelity more strongly, seizes him by the nose and wrings the same with violence, at which instance of canine attachment the spectators are deeply affected.
It cost some exercise of the white truncheon, well seconded by the exertions of the domestics, to silence this canine clamour.