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ˈblʌdˌhaʊndblood·hound

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bloodhound, sleuthhound(noun)

    a breed of large powerful hound of European origin having very acute smell and used in tracking

Wiktionary

  1. bloodhound(Noun)

    A large scenthound famed for its ability to follow a scent many days old, over vast distances. This dog is often used as a police dog to track missing people, fleeing suspects, or escaped prisoners.

  2. bloodhound(Noun)

    A detective or other person skilled at finding people or clues.

  3. Origin: From blood + hound. The detective sense follows from the dog's ability to follow a trail.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bloodhound(noun)

    a breed of large and powerful dogs, with long, smooth, and pendulous ears, and remarkable for acuteness of smell. It is employed to recover game or prey which has escaped wounded from a hunter, and for tracking criminals. Formerly it was used for pursuing runaway slaves. Other varieties of dog are often used for the same purpose and go by the same name. The Cuban bloodhound is said to be a variety of the mastiff

Freebase

  1. Bloodhound

    The Bloodhound is a large scent hound originally bred for hunting deer and wild boar, but also used from the Middle Ages onwards for tracking human beings, and now most often bred specifically for that purpose. Thought to be descended from hounds once kept at the Abbey of St Hubert in Belgium, it is known to French speakers as the Chien de Saint-Hubert. This dog is famed for its ability to discern human odors even days later, over great distances, even across water. Its extraordinarily keen sense of smell is combined with a strong and tenacious tracking instinct, producing the ideal scent hound, and it is used by police and law enforcement all over the world to track escaped prisoners, missing people, lost children and lost pets.

CrunchBase

  1. Bloodhound

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Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. bloodhound

    A name given to certain species of the dog, distinguished for their keenness of scent, and the persistency with which they follow the track of game. They have been frequently employed during wars to track partisans, and even in the American civil war, 1861-65, were employed by the Confederates to track Union prisoners who escaped from their prisons. In time of peace they are sometimes employed to hunt felons, fugitive slaves, etc. When they are thus employed they acquire a peculiarly bloodthirsty and ferocious character.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bloodhound in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bloodhound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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Translations for bloodhound

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  • таен агент, ловджийско куче, детективBulgarian
  • blodhundDanish
  • Schweisshündin, Schweißhündin, Bluthündin, Bloodhound, Schweisshund, Schnüffler, Schweißhund, Detektiv, Schnüfflerin, Detektivin, BluthundGerman
  • λαγωνικόGreek
  • spurhundino, spurhundo, virspurhundoEsperanto
  • sabuesoSpanish
  • verikoira, vihikoiraFinnish
  • détective, limierFrench
  • coo folleyManx
  • segugioItalian
  • жойчуKyrgyz
  • انجيڠ ڤمبورو داره, anjing pemburu darahMalay
  • blodhundNorwegian
  • ogarPolish
  • sabujoPortuguese
  • ищейка, сыщик, детективRussian
  • blodhundSwedish
  • bludadog, bludahidogül, bludajidog, bludahidog, bludajidogül, bludadogülVolapük

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