Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Feline.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any member of the cat family (Felidae)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any of various lithe-bodied round-headed fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws; a member of the Felidae.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the Felidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws

Etymologies

From New Latin Fēlidae, family name, from Fēlis, type genus, from Latin fēlēs, cat.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Allaby took 45 samples from the wounds of the deer carcasses with the aim of testing specifically for DNA from the saliva of any canid (for instance dog or fox) or felid (cat) species which had killed or scavenged from the deer.

    DNA tests on mauled deer give wild cat theorists paws for thought

  • Arnold outlines quite well the history, in brief, of the regions felid unknowns.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • This is good news for conservationists, and felid follows.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • I just hope your new felid "friends" didn't over-welcome you by mauling you.

    Animal Planet: Dining with Dave!

  • Can an exotic felid survive in the British countryside?

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • Supposedly, the wounds present on these corpses, and the manner in which they have been gutted and/or eaten, are diagnostic of felid killers.

    The Cupar roe deer carcass

  • Still, for a felid that lacks sabre teeth, it's amazing (and gruesome) to see such a bloody spectacle.

    Giant killers: macropredation in lions

  • In the world of global wildlife conservation, Marwell is an important place, having played key roles in captive breeding and/or reintroduction schemes for Takhi Equus przewalskii (the equid formerly known as Przewalski's horse), Amur tiger Panthera tigris altaica (the felid formerly known as the Siberian tiger) and Scimitar-horned oryx Oryx dammah.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • As Reumer et al. note, this is about the same age as the Isturitz statuette and therefore confirms the long-suspected late survival of this felid in Europe.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • In March 2000 the fishing vessel UK33 trawled a partial felid lower jaw from an area SE of the Brown Bank in the North Sea, an area previously known for yielding Pleistocene and Holocene fossil mammals.

    Archive 2006-03-01

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