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Webster

English Word:

kennel


English Pronunciation:

ken•nel


Noun:


⇨Etymology

See Channel, Canal.


⇨Definition

The water course of a street; a little canal or channel; a gutter; also, a puddle. Bishop Hall.



Noun:


⇨Etymology

(Old English) kenel, (assumed, Old French) kenil, (French) chenil, (Late Latin) canile, from (Latin) canis a dog. Confer Canine.


⇨Definition

1. A house for a dog or for dogs, or for a pack of hounds. A dog sure, if he could speak, had wit enough to describe his kennel. Sir P. Sidney.

2. A pack of hounds, or a collection of dogs. (Shakespeare)

3. The hole of a fox or other beast; a haunt.



Intransitive Verb:


⇨Etymology

imperfect & past participle Kenneled or Kennelled; present participle & verbal noun Kennelling.


⇨Definition

To lie or lodge; to dwell, as a dog or a fox. The dog kenneled in a hollow tree. L'Estrange.



Transitive Verb:


⇨Definition

To put or keep in a kennel. Thomson.



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Wiktionary

Synonyms:

(shelter for a dog): doghouse


Noun:

kennel (plural kennels) A house or shelter for a dog. – We want to look at the dog kennels. – That's the pet department, second floor. A facility at which dogs are reared or boarded. The town dog-catcher operates the kennel for strays. She raises registered Dalmatians at her kennel. (UK) The dogs kept at such a facility; a pack of hounds. (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?) 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 3, ch. IX, Working Aristocracy A world of mere Patent-Digesters will soon have nothing to digest: such world ends, and by Law of Nature must end, in ‘over-population;’ in howling universal famine, ‘impossibility,’ and suicidal madness, as of endless dog-kennels run rabid. The hole of a fox or other animal.


Verb:

kennel (third-person singular simple present kennels, present participle kenneling or kennelling, simple past and past participle kenneled or kennelled) (transitive) To house or board a dog (or less commonly another animal). While we're away our friends will kennel our pet poodle. (intransitive) To lie or lodge; to dwell, as a dog or a fox. L'Estrange The dog kennelled in a hollow tree.


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