Definition of canine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkeɪnaɪn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪnaɪn//
    Mouth and teeth, Domesticated mammals
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  1. 1 (also canine tooth) one of the four pointed teeth in the front of a human’s or animal’s mouth compare incisor, molar See related entries: Mouth and teeth
  2. 2(formal) a dog See related entries: Domesticated mammals
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in sense 1): from French, from Latin caninus, from canis ‘dog’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: canine

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