Definition of Harefoot

1. Noun. Illegitimate son of Canute who seized the throne of England in 1037 (died in 1040).


Definition of Harefoot

1. n. A long, narrow foot, carried (that is, produced or extending) forward; -- said of dogs.

Medical Definition of Harefoot

1. 1. A long, narrow foot, carried (that is, produced or extending) forward; said of dogs. 2. A tree (Ochroma Laqopus) of the West Indies, having the stamens united somewhat in the form of a hare's foot. 3. Harefoot clover, a species of clover (Trifolium arvense) with soft and silky heads. (06 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Harefoot

hare's-foot fern
hare's-tail
hare's eye
hare-brained
hare-hearted
hare and hounds
hare lip
hare scramble
hare wallaby
harebell
harebells
harebrained
hared
hareem
hareems
harefoot (current term)
harehound
harehounds
hareld
harelds
harelike
harelip
harelipped
harelips
harem
haremlik
haremlike
harems
hares
harewood

Literary usage of Harefoot

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1. The Church History of Britain, from the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, James Nichols (1842)
"Harold harefoot succeeded him; then Hardy Canute. 1 Harold harefoot. AD 1036. 1 Hardy Canute. AD 1040. Two of his sons succeeded him, more known by their ..."

2. The Conquest of England by John Richard Green (1884)
"... Harald—" harefoot," as he was called for his swiftness of foot—who, Dane as he was, at any rate represented an England separate from Denmark, ..."

3. A History of England and the British Empire by Arthur Donald Innes (1913)
"Curiously enough, then, when Knut died in 1036 the English witan elected Harold harefoot. Sweyn died; but Earl Godwin sided with Knut's widow Emma in ..."

4. The Political History of England by William Hunt, Reginald Lane Poole (1906)
"... and England to HAROLD harefoot. Of the latter, the Peterborough text of the Chronicle says: " Some men said that Harold was son of King Canute and ..."

5. The History of England from the Earliest Times to the Norman Conquest by Thomas Hodgkin (1906)
"... and England to HAROLD harefoot. Of the latter, the Peterborough text of the Chronicle says: " Some men said that Harold was son of King Canute and ..."

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