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Princeton's WordNet

  1. greyhoundnoun

    a tall slender dog of an ancient breed noted for swiftness and keen sight; used as a racing dog


  1. greyhoundnoun

    A lean breed of dog used in hunting and racing.

  2. greyhoundnoun

    A highball cocktail of vodka and grapefruit juice.

  3. greyhoundverb

    To leap rapidly across the surface of the water.

  4. Etymology: grighund, from an unclear first element (not related to grey) + hund.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Greyhoundnoun

    A tall fleet dog that chases in sight.

    Etymology: grighund, Saxon.

    First may a trusty greyhound transform himself into a tyger. Philip Sidney, b. i.

    So on the downs we see, near Wilton fair,
    A hast’ned hare from greedy greyhounds go. Philip Sidney.

    Th’ impatient greyhound, slipt from far,
    Bounds o’er the glebe to catch the fearful hare. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Greyhoundnoun

    a slender, graceful breed of dogs, remarkable for keen sight and swiftness. It is one of the oldest varieties known, and is figured on the Egyptian monuments

  2. Etymology: [OE. graihund, greihound, greahund, grihond, Icel. greyhundr; grey greyhound + hundr dog; cf. AS. grghund. The origin of the first syllable is unknown.]


  1. Greyhound

    The Greyhound is a very old European breed, a sighthound which has been historically bred for coursing game and latterly racing. Since the rise in large scale rescue of retired racing Greyhounds, particularly in North America from the end of the 20th century, it has seen a resurgence in popularity as a family pet. It is a gentle and intelligent breed whose combination of long, powerful legs, deep chest, flexible spine, and slim build allows it to reach average race speeds in excess of 18 metres per second. At maximum acceleration, a greyhound reaches a full speed of 70 kilometres per hour within 30 metres or six strides from the boxes, traveling at almost 20 metres per second for the first 250 metres of a race. The only other animal that can accelerate faster over a short distance is the cheetah, which can reach speeds of 109 kilometres per hour over 3-4 strides from a standing start.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Greyhound

    grā′hownd, n. a tall and slender dog, kept for the chase, with great powers of speed and great keenness of sight. [M. E. greihund; Ice. greyhundr—Ice. grey, a dog, hundr, a hound.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. greyhound

    A hammock with so little bedding as to be unfit for stowing in the nettings.

Editors Contribution

  1. Greyhound

    Greyhound a smooth, slender dog uses in racing dog.

    Greyhound a man’s best friend that can be kept indoor house. A very soft, quick that can be use in military force as the tracer of a victim.

    Submitted by pinkss5 on September 16, 2015  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Greyhound

    An inn sign derived from the badge of Henry VII. The dog of this name originally came from Greece, and was accordingly styled a graihund, after the Graikoi, the people of that country.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Greyhound in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Greyhound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Greyhound in a Sentence

  1. Tim McGraw:

    I probably would have never moved to Nashville [ if it wasn't for my mom ], i called my mom and told her I was going to quit college and move to Nashville. It was a tough call because I was scared to death, because I knew how bad she wanted me to go to college and how much she wanted me to make a success of my life... and she said,' I'm surprised you haven't already.' When she told me that, it was a vote of confidence to sell everything I had and get on a greyhound bus and go to Nashville. You don't want to let your mom down.

  2. Andy White:

    I think he had to know it was going to be used in some degree. I don't think that he realized that the President was going to put Greyhound bus tracks on his back with that memo, i don't think that he realized it was going to be used in that way.

  3. Myriah Williams:

    It also contains a fantastic stylized image of a dog, possibly a greyhound.

  4. James Stewart:

    Even our most informed clients feel as if anything could happen, they're thinking about getting products from A to B, market access, and staffing up situation rooms for April. Forecasting the outcome of Brexit is a bit like trying to predict a greyhound race, there are no safe bets.

  5. Tom Rothman:

    Instead of pushing [' Greyhound' ] well into next year, there were many streamers who were very avid for it, and Apple was extremely excited about it, apple was a really, really good home for that particular film. In the case of' Greyhound,' making a deal with Apple made sense, but that is not our overall business.

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