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kennel

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[ ken-l ]
/ 藞k蓻n l /
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noun
verb (used with object), ken路neled, ken路nel路ing or (especially British) ken路nelled, ken路nel路ling.
to put into or keep in a kennel: to kennel a dog for a week.
verb (used without object), ken路neled, ken路nel路ing or (especially British) ken路nelled, ken路nel路ling.
to take shelter or lodge in a kennel.
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Origin of kennel

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First recorded in 1300鈥50; Middle English kenel, from unattested Anglo-French kenil, from French chenil or directly from unattested Vulgar Latin can墨le (Latin can(is) 鈥渄og鈥 + -墨le suffix of place)

Other definitions for kennel (2 of 2)

kennel2
[ ken-l ]
/ 藞k蓻n l /

noun
an open drain or sewer; gutter.

Origin of kennel

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1575鈥85; variant of cannel,Middle English canelchannel1
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British Dictionary definitions for kennel (1 of 2)

kennel1
/ (藞k蓻nl) /

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 can墨le (unattested), from Latin canis dog

British Dictionary definitions for kennel (2 of 2)

kennel2
/ (藞k蓻nl) /

noun
archaic an open sewer or street gutter

Word Origin for kennel

C16: variant of cannel channel 1
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