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kennel1

[ken-l] /ˈkɛn l/
noun
1.
a house or shelter for a dog or a cat.
2.
Often, kennels. an establishment where dogs or cats are bred, raised, trained, or boarded.
3.
the hole or lair of an animal, especially a fox.
4.
a wretched abode likened to a doghouse.
5.
a pack of dogs.
verb (used with object), kenneled, kenneling or (especially British) kennelled, kennelling.
6.
to put into or keep in a kennel:
to kennel a dog for a week.
verb (used without object), kenneled, kenneling or (especially British) kennelled, kennelling.
7.
to take shelter or lodge in a kennel.
Origin of kennel1
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English kenel < Anglo-French *kenil (French chenil) < Vulgar Latin *canīle (Latin can(is) dog + -īle suffix of place)

kennel2

[ken-l] /ˈkɛn l/
noun
1.
an open drain or sewer; gutter.
Origin
1575-85; variant of cannel, Middle English canel channel1
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  • Oscar was a colley (sheep dog) which slept in a kennel in the cornyard.

    Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood George MacDonald
  • When they've done with you at Government House, they may find a kennel for you there until morning.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • He placed me in this kennel, vanished, and left me to my fate.

    The Strollers Frederic S. Isham
  • His word was law in the stables, the kennel, the plantations, and the boat-quay.

    Tony Butler Charles James Lever
  • He was huddled in the back of his kennel, with his nose jammed down into the corner.

    The House in the Water Charles G. D. Roberts
  • This idea occurred to us on looking at our watch when we got back to our kennel.

    Pipefuls

    Christopher Morley
  • And once I had not run away from Hector when he broke loose from his kennel.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
British Dictionary definitions for kennel

kennel1

/ˈkɛnəl/
noun
1.
a hutlike shelter for a dog US name doghouse
2.
(usually pl) an establishment where dogs are bred, trained, boarded, etc
3.
the lair of a fox or other animal
4.
a ramshackle house; hovel
5.
a pack of hounds
verb -nels, -nelling, -nelled (US) -nels, -neling, -neled
6.
to put or go into a kennel; keep or stay in a kennel
Word Origin
C14: from Old French chenil, from Vulgar Latin canīle (unattested), from Latin canis dog

kennel2

/ˈkɛnəl/
noun
1.
(archaic) an open sewer or street gutter
Word Origin
C16: variant of cannelchannel1
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Word Origin and History for kennel
n.

c.1300, from Anglo-French *kenil, Old French chenil, from Vulgar Latin *canile, from Latin canem (nominative canis) "dog" (see canine (n.)), "with suffix as in ovile sheepfold" [OED]. As a verb, 1550s, from the noun.

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