noun. any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws.
- family Felidae
- big cat
Example sentences of the word felid
1. Noun, singular or mass
Typically two or three times the size of a housecat, this wily felid can be identified by its proportionately large, tufted ears, its namesake stubby tail, and its sandy or rufous-brown spotted coat.
Consider the "big cats" - wild members of the felid family, such as cheetahs, pumas, lynxes, bobcats, sand cats, cougars and the Pallas cat.