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Meaning of KENNEL

Pronunciation:  'kenl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  outbuilding that serves as a shelter for a dog
  2. [v]  put up in a kennel; "kennel a dog"

KENNEL is a 6 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: dog house, doghouse
 See Also: outbuilding, shelter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ken"nel\, n. [See {Channel}, {Canal}.]
    The water course of a street; a little canal or channel; a
    gutter; also, a puddle. --Bp. Hall.
  2. \Ken"nel\, n. [OE. kenel, (assumed) OF. kenil, F. chenil,
    LL. canile, fr. L. canis a dog. Cf. {Canine}.]
    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.
    2. A pack of hounds, or a collection of dogs. --Shak.
    3. The hole of a fox or other beast; a haunt.
  3. \Ken"nel\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Kenneled}or {Kennelled};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Kennelling}.]
    To lie or lodge; to dwell, as a dog or a fox.
          The dog kenneled in a hollow tree.       --L'Estrange.
  4. \Ken"nel\, v. t.
    To put or keep in a kennel. --Thomson.
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