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Webster 1913 Edition


Feline

Fe′line

,
Adj.
[L.
felinus
, fr.
feles
,
felis
, cat, prob. orig., the fruitful: cf. F.
félin
. See
Fetus
.]
1.
(Zool.)
Catlike; of or pertaining to the genus
Felis
, or family
Felidæ
;
as, the
feline
race;
feline
voracity.
2.
Characteristic of cats; sly; stealthy; treacherous;
as, a
feline
nature;
feline
manners.

Webster 1828 Edition


Feline

FE'LINE

,
Adj.
[L. felinus, from felis, a cat.]
Pertaining to cats, or to their species; like a cat; noting the cat kind or the genus Felis. We say, the feline race; feline rapacity.

Definition 2022


feline

feline

See also: féline

English

Adjective

feline (comparative more feline, superlative most feline)

  1. Of, or pertaining to, the cat.
  2. catlike (resembling a cat)
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Etymology 2

Substantive use of the adjective feline, from Latin fēlīnus

A domestic cat

Noun

feline (plural felines)

  1. (formal) A cat; member of the cat family Felidae.
Hyponyms
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Italian

Adjective

feline

  1. feminine plural of felino

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Latin

Adjective

fēlīne

  1. vocative masculine singular of fēlīnus