kennel

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[ ken-l ]
/ ˈkɛn l /

noun

verb (used with object), ken·neled, ken·nel·ing or (especially British) ken·nelled, ken·nel·ling.

to put into or keep in a kennel: to kennel a dog for a week.

verb (used without object), ken·neled, ken·nel·ing or (especially British) ken·nelled, ken·nel·ling.

to take shelter or lodge in a kennel.

Origin of kennel

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1300–50; Middle English kenel < Anglo-French *kenil (French chenil) < Vulgar Latin *canīle (Latin can(is) dog + -īle suffix of place)

Definition for kennel (2 of 2)

kennel

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[ ken-l ]
/ ˈkɛn l /

noun

an open drain or sewer; gutter.

Origin of kennel

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1575–85; variant of cannel, Middle English canel channel1
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British Dictionary definitions for kennel (1 of 2)

kennel

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/ (ˈkɛnəl) /

noun

a hutlike shelter for a dogUS name: doghouse
(usually plural) an establishment where dogs are bred, trained, boarded, etc
the lair of a fox or other animal
a ramshackle house; hovel
a pack of hounds

verb -nels, -nelling or -nelled or US -nels, -neling or -neled

to put or go into a kennel; keep or stay in a kennel

Word Origin for kennel

C14: from Old French chenil, from Vulgar Latin canīle (unattested), from Latin canis dog

British Dictionary definitions for kennel (2 of 2)

kennel

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/ (ˈkɛnəl) /

noun

archaic an open sewer or street gutter

Word Origin for kennel

C16: variant of cannel channel 1
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Word Origin and History for kennel

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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