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



    BrE BrE//ˈkenl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkenl//
    Animal homes, Pets
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  1. 1(North American English doghouse) a small shelter for a dog to sleep in See related entries: Animal homes, Pets
  2. 2(also kennels) [countable + singular or plural verb] a place where people can leave their dogs to be taken care of when they go on holiday/vacation; a place where dogs are bred We put the dog in kennels when we go away. See related entries: Pets
  3. see also boarding kennel
    Word OriginMiddle English: from an Old Northern French variant of Old French chenil, from Latin canis ‘dog’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: kennel