- 1Of, relating to, or affecting cats or other members of the cat family: feline leukemiaMore example sentences
- Having just recently lost a very favourite feline member of our household, the title caught my eye immediately.
- And the feline family ‘plays’ with its food before eating it, taunting and chasing their prey.
- My cat, being a fully paid-up member of the fastidious feline world, now refuses to eat anything else.
- 1.1Catlike, especially in beauty or slyness: her face was feline in shapeMore example sentences
- Unafraid and unhurried, the great black beast padded silently down the centre of the trail, not quite a cat but a fluid feline shape.
- There were two eyes, oval in shape and quite feline in their appearance, riding above a long, thin, pointed nose.
- She had four legs with large clawed paws beneath her white-furred feline shape.
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- A cat or other member of the cat family.More example sentences
- But except for the Florida felines, as far as one can tell, wild cougars no longer live east of the Mississippi.
- Large felines like the bobcat and lynx don't have this physical feature, but the cougar does.
- She specialized in felines; from the alley cat to the Siberian Tiger.
late 17th century: from Latin felinus, from feles 'cat'.