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Definition of "canine" []

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the canids. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or being one of the pointed conical teeth located between the incisors and the first bicuspids. (adjective)
  • An animal of the family Canidae, especially a dog. (noun)
  • One of the pointed, conical teeth located between the incisors and the first bicuspids. Also called cuspid. (noun)
  • Of or resembling a dog; doglike (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • 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) (adjective)
  • Of or relating to any of the four teeth, two in each jaw, situated between the incisors and the premolars (adjective)
  • Any animal of the family Canidae (noun)
  • A canine tooth (noun)

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Use "canine" in a sentence
  • "I assume you know what the term canine is and regards to teath what they are for? and dont come back with, "for cutting lettuce""
  • "I assume you know what the term canine is and regards to teeth what they are for? and dont come back with, "for cutting lettuce""
  • ""It is the behavior of people that causes dog bites, dog maulings and what I call canine homicides.""