AskDefine | Define canine

Dictionary Definition

canine adj
1 of or relating to a pointed conical tooth [syn: laniary]
2 of or relating to or characteristic of members of the family Canidae


1 one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars [syn: canine tooth, eyetooth, eye tooth, dogtooth, cuspid]
2 any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles [syn: canid]

User Contributed Dictionary



Latin caninus


  1. Of, or pertaining to, the dog.
    canine consumption


pertaining to dogs


  1. A dog or wolf, as distinct from a fox, which is a vulpine.
  2. In heterodont mammals, the pointy tooth between the incisors and the premolars; a cuspid.
  3. In the context of "poker slang": A king and a nine as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em


dog or wolf




  1. Form of feminine, canin



  1. Feminine plural form of canino

Extensive Definition

A canine may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Seeing Eye dog, amphibian, aquatic, baby tooth, bandog, bicuspid, biped, bitch, bowwow, bucktooth, cannibal, carnivore, cosmopolite, crown, cuspid, cutter, deciduous tooth, dent, denticle, denticulation, dentil, dentition, dog, doggy, dogtooth, eyetooth, fancy dog, fang, feline, fore tooth, foxlike, foxy, gagtooth, gang tooth, gnawer, gold tooth, grinder, guide dog, gyp, herbivore, hound, incisor, insectivore, invertebrate, kennel, lap dog, lupine, mammal, mammalian, marsupial, marsupialian, milk tooth, molar, omnivore, pack of dogs, peg, permanent tooth, pivot tooth, pooch, premolar, primate, pup, puppy, quadruped, reptile, rodent, ruminant, scavenger, scrivello, sheep dog, show dog, sled dog, slut, snag, snaggletooth, tooth, toy dog, tush, tusk, tyke, ungulate, varmint, vermin, vertebrate, vulpine, watchdog, whelp, wisdom tooth, wolfish, working dog
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1