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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hound, hound dog(noun)

    any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears

  2. cad, bounder, blackguard, dog, hound, heel(verb)

    someone who is morally reprehensible

    "you dirty dog"

  3. hound, hunt, trace(verb)

    pursue or chase relentlessly

    "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"; "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"

Wiktionary

  1. hound(Noun)

    A dog, particularly a breed with a good sense of smell developed for hunting other animals. (Hunt hound, Hunting hound, hunting dog, hunter)

  2. hound(Noun)

    Someone who seeks something.

  3. hound(Noun)

    A male who constantly seeks the company of receptive females. In more recent times, hound has been replaced by dog but the sense remains the same.

  4. hound(Verb)

    To persistently harass.

    He hounded me for weeks, but I was simply unable to pay back his loan.

  5. Origin: honde < hund, from hundaz (confer West Frisian hûn, Dutch hond, German Hund), from pre-Germanic *ḱu̯n̥-tós (confer Latvian sùnt-ene), englargement of ḱwṓ (cf. Welsh cwn, Tocharian AB ku, Lithuanian šuo).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hound(noun)

    a variety of the domestic dog, usually having large, drooping ears, esp. one which hunts game by scent, as the foxhound, bloodhound, deerhound, but also used for various breeds of fleet hunting dogs, as the greyhound, boarhound, etc

  2. Hound(noun)

    a despicable person

  3. Hound(noun)

    a houndfish

  4. Hound(noun)

    projections at the masthead, serving as a support for the trestletrees and top to rest on

  5. Hound(noun)

    a side bar used to strengthen portions of the running gear of a vehicle

  6. Hound(verb)

    to set on the chase; to incite to pursuit; as, to hounda dog at a hare; to hound on pursuers

  7. Hound(verb)

    to hunt or chase with hounds, or as with hounds

Freebase

  1. Hound

    A hound is a type of dog that assists hunters by tracking or chasing the animal being hunted. It can be contrasted with the gun dog, which assists hunters by identifying the location of prey and/or recovers shot quarry. There are three types of hound, with several breeds belonging to each type:


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