Definition of Greyhound

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

Generic synonyms: Hound, Hound Dog, Racer
Specialized synonyms: Italian Greyhound, Whippet



Definition of Greyhound

1. n. 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. n. A swift steamer, esp. an ocean steamer.

Definition of Greyhound

1. Noun. A lean breed of dog used in hunting and racing. ¹

2. Noun. A highball cocktail of vodka and grapefruit juice. ¹

3. Verb. (context: of fish) To leap rapidly across the surface of the water. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Greyhound

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Greyhound

grey wolf
grey wolves
greyback
greybacks
greybeard
greybeards
greyboard
greybody
greyboys
greyed
greyer
greyest
greyhaired
greyhen
greyhens
greyhound (current term)
greyhound racing
greyhounded
greyhounding
greyhounds
greying
greyings
greyish
greyish brown
greyishly
greyishness
greylag
greylag-goose
greylag goose
greylags

Literary usage of Greyhound

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Alphabetical Dictionary of Coats of Arms Belonging to Families in Great by John Woody Papworth (1874)
"Martlets Arg. a greyhound courant betw. three martlets sa. WILLIAMS, co. Somerset. ... Dorset Bordure Arg. a greyhound courant sa. in a bordure engr. gu. ..."

2. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1859)
"Representations of the greyhound are found on the oldest Egyptian ... The permanence and peculiarities of the greyhound characters indicate that it arose ..."

3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1827)
"The Russian-greyhound. Body very thin, covered with long and thick hair; ... Turkish greyhound. Skin naked; suffering like the last from cold. ..."

4. Chambers's Information for the People by William Chambers, Robert Chambers (1842)
"The Irish greyhound ranks among the noblest of the «nine race ; his mien is ... In his general shape he bear»»strong resemblance to the common greyhound, ..."

5. Irish Literature by Justin McCarthy, Maurice Francis Egan, Charles Welsh, Douglas Hyde, Gregory, James Jeffrey Roche (1904)
"THE FAIRY greyhound. Paddy M'Dermid was one of the most rollicking boys in the whole county of Kildare. Fair or pattern' wouldn't be held barring he was in ..."

6. Shakespeare Studies, and Essay on English Dictionaries by Thomas Spencer Baynes, Lewis Campbell (1896)
"... that greyhound which doth first pinch, shall winne the wager: but in coursing of a fallow Deare, your greyhound must pinch and hold, or else he winneth ..."

7. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"A conn term, expressing the loosing oí greyhound from the elip. Before the game's afoot, thou still !-!'•! ¡'ai an. if, So have I seen, ..."

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