What does hound mean?

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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)

    Etymology: 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).

  2. hound(Noun)

    Someone who seeks something.

    Etymology: 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).

  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 In more recent times, hound has been replaced by dog but the sense remains the same.

    Etymology: 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).

  4. hound(Verb)

    To persistently harass.

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OE. hound, hund, dog, AS. hund; akin to OS. & OFries. hund, D. hond, G. hund, OHG. hunt, Icel. hundr, Dan. & Sw. hund, Goth. hunds, and prob. to Lith. sz, Ir. & Gael. cu, L. canis, Gr. , , Skr. van. 229. Cf. Canine, Cynic, Kennel.]

  2. Hound(noun)

    a despicable person

    Etymology: [OE. hound, hund, dog, AS. hund; akin to OS. & OFries. hund, D. hond, G. hund, OHG. hunt, Icel. hundr, Dan. & Sw. hund, Goth. hunds, and prob. to Lith. sz, Ir. & Gael. cu, L. canis, Gr. , , Skr. van. 229. Cf. Canine, Cynic, Kennel.]

  3. Hound(noun)

    a houndfish

    Etymology: [OE. hound, hund, dog, AS. hund; akin to OS. & OFries. hund, D. hond, G. hund, OHG. hunt, Icel. hundr, Dan. & Sw. hund, Goth. hunds, and prob. to Lith. sz, Ir. & Gael. cu, L. canis, Gr. , , Skr. van. 229. Cf. Canine, Cynic, Kennel.]

  4. Hound(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. hound, hund, dog, AS. hund; akin to OS. & OFries. hund, D. hond, G. hund, OHG. hunt, Icel. hundr, Dan. & Sw. hund, Goth. hunds, and prob. to Lith. sz, Ir. & Gael. cu, L. canis, Gr. , , Skr. van. 229. Cf. Canine, Cynic, Kennel.]

  5. Hound(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. hound, hund, dog, AS. hund; akin to OS. & OFries. hund, D. hond, G. hund, OHG. hunt, Icel. hundr, Dan. & Sw. hund, Goth. hunds, and prob. to Lith. sz, Ir. & Gael. cu, L. canis, Gr. , , Skr. van. 229. Cf. Canine, Cynic, Kennel.]

  6. Hound(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. hound, hund, dog, AS. hund; akin to OS. & OFries. hund, D. hond, G. hund, OHG. hunt, Icel. hundr, Dan. & Sw. hund, Goth. hunds, and prob. to Lith. sz, Ir. & Gael. cu, L. canis, Gr. , , Skr. van. 229. Cf. Canine, Cynic, Kennel.]

  7. Hound(verb)

    to hunt or chase with hounds, or as with hounds

    Etymology: [OE. hound, hund, dog, AS. hund; akin to OS. & OFries. hund, D. hond, G. hund, OHG. hunt, Icel. hundr, Dan. & Sw. hund, Goth. hunds, and prob. to Lith. sz, Ir. & Gael. cu, L. canis, Gr. , , Skr. van. 229. Cf. Canine, Cynic, Kennel.]

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:

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hound

    hownd, n. a dog used in hunting: a cur: a caitiff.—v.t. to set on in chase: to hunt: to urge, pursue, harass (with on).—ns. Hound′fish, same as Dogfish; Hounds′-berr′y, the common dogwood; Hound's′-tongue, a plant, so called from the shape of its leaves.—Gabriel hounds, a popular name for the noise made by distant curlews, ascribed to damned souls whipped on by the angel Gabriel; Master of hounds, the master of a pack of hounds. [A.S. hund; Gr. kyōn, kynos, L. canis, Sans. çvan.]

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How to say hound in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hound in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of hound in a Sentence

  1. Vivek Katju:

    The Pakistan army has adhered to its longstanding doctrine of distinguishing between terrorist groups that are engaged in hostilities with it and those who are willing to act as its proxies whether in Afghanistan and India, pakistan ... cannot run with the hare and hunt with the hound.

  2. Sir Thomas More:

    Whoever loveth me, loveth my hound.

  3. Josephine Hart, "Sin":

    We are here to add to the sum of human goodness. To prove the thing exists. And however futile each individual act of courage or generosity, self-sacrifice or grace-it still proves the thing exists. Each act adds to the fund. It needs replenishment. Not only because evil flourishes, and is, most indefensibly, defended. But because goodness is no longer a respectable aim in life. The hound of hell, envy, has driven it from the house.

  4. Hound Labs ':

    We aren't measuring impairment, we're measuring THC in breath where The Hound device lasts a very short period of time, providing objective data about THC in breath to law enforcement and employers to use in conjunction with other information they have gathered.

  5. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:

    You will ruin no more lives as you ruined mine. You will wring no more hearts as you wrung mine. I will free the world of a poisonous thing. Take that, you hound, and that! -- and that! -- and that! -- and that!

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