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feline

fe·line
F f

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fee-lahyn]
    • /ˈfi laɪn/
    • /ˈfiː.laɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-lahyn]
    • /ˈfi laɪn/

Definitions of feline word

  • adjective feline belonging or pertaining to the cat family, Felidae. 1
  • adjective feline catlike; characteristic of animals of the cat family: a feline tread. 1
  • adjective feline sly, stealthy, or treacherous. 1
  • noun feline an animal of the cat family. 1
  • noun feline A cat or other member of the cat family. 1
  • adjective feline relating to cats 1

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Origin of feline

First appearance:

before 1675
One of the 48% oldest English words
1675-85; < Latin fēl(ēs) (see Felis) + -ine1; compare Late Latin fēlīneus of a wild cat

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Parts of speech for Feline

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

feline popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for feline

noun feline

  • puma — cougar.
  • lynx — A wild cat with yellowish-brown fur (sometimes spotted), a short tail, and tufted ears, found chiefly in the northern latitudes of North America and Eurasia.
  • leopard — a large, spotted Asian or African carnivore, Panthera pardus, of the cat family, usually tawny with black markings; the Old World panther: all leopard populations are threatened or endangered.
  • tiger — a large, carnivorous, tawny-colored and black-striped feline, Panthera tigris, of Asia, ranging in several subspecies from India and the Malay Peninsula to Siberia: the entire species is endangered, with some subspecies thought to be extinct.
  • lion — a large, usually tawny-yellow cat, Panthera leo, native to Africa and southern Asia, having a tufted tail and, in the male, a large mane.

adjective feline

  • slinky — characterized by or proceeding with slinking or stealthy movements.
  • subtle — thin, tenuous, or rarefied, as a fluid or an odor.
  • graceful — characterized by elegance or beauty of form, manner, movement, or speech; elegant: a graceful dancer; a graceful reply.
  • elegant — Pleasingly graceful and stylish in appearance or manner.
  • sly — cunning or wily: sly as a fox.

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