Origin of feline
Examples from the Web for feline
The look accentuates her feline eyes and “really opens up them up,” she chirps.Inside StyleHaul, the Largest Fashion Network on YouTube You’ve Never Heard Of|Lizzie Crocker|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We must get over this dovish thing, this lily-livered and feline urge to withdraw from battle.
Greene's job is to literally cast all the feline models in the show.
Judging by the well-dressed canine and feline patrons at the convention center, it looks like Golden is not alone.
It's a real-life cat haven, where dogs are reportedly banned from entering and monuments to the feline overlords are plentiful.
The foxy or feline element was small in a nature, into which so much magnanimity, supposed to be lionlike, entered.Homes of American Statesmen|Various
By their feline and gentle manners they can seduce and charm persons they have an interest in cheating, whenever they please.The Gold-Seekers|Gustave Aimard
After a feline has crept up as near to its prey as it can, it has still to leap upon its prey to seize it.The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two|Prince Sarath Ghosh
There is a little story of feline affection for which I should have found a place in an earlier chapter.The Book of Cats|Charles H. Ross
Walderhurst saw that her smile was feline and asked himself what the woman was going to say next.Emily Fox-Seton|Frances Hodgson Burnett
British Dictionary definitions for feline
noun Also: felid (ˈfiːlɪd)
Word Origin for feline
Word Origin and History for feline
1680s, from Late Latin felinus "of or belonging to a cat," from Latin feles (genitive felis) "cat, wild cat, marten," of uncertain origin. As a noun, from 1861.