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kennel

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[ ken-l ]
/ ˈkɛn l /
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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.

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Origin of kennel

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First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English kenel, from unattested Anglo-French kenil, from French chenil or directly from unattested Vulgar Latin canīle (Latin can(is) “dog” + -īle suffix of place)

Definition for kennel (2 of 2)

kennel2
[ 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 canelchannel1
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British Dictionary definitions for kennel (1 of 2)

kennel1
/ (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
C14: from Old French chenil, from Vulgar Latin canīle (unattested), from Latin canis dog

British Dictionary definitions for kennel (2 of 2)

kennel2
/ (ˈkɛnəl) /

noun

archaic an open sewer or street gutter
C16: variant of cannel channel 1
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