Definition of Hound

1. Noun. Any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears.




2. Verb. Pursue or chase relentlessly. "The detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"
Exact synonyms: Hunt, Trace
Generic synonyms: Chase, Chase After, Dog, Give Chase, Go After, Tag, Tail, Track, Trail
Specialized synonyms: Ferret
Derivative terms: Hunt, Hunt, Hunter

3. Noun. Someone who is morally reprehensible. "You dirty dog"
Exact synonyms: Blackguard, Bounder, Cad, Dog, Heel
Specialized synonyms: Perisher
Generic synonyms: Scoundrel, Villain
Derivative terms: Blackguardly

Definition of Hound

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To set on the chase; to incite to pursuit; as, to hounda dog at a hare; to hound on pursuers.

Definition of Hound

1. Noun. A dog, particularly a breed with a good sense of smell developed for hunting other animals. (Hunt hound, Hunting hound, hunting dog, hunter) ¹

2. Noun. (by extension) Someone who seeks something. ¹

3. Noun. (by extension) 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 In more recent times, '''hound''' has been replaced by '''dog''' but the sense remains the same. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To persistently harass. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hound

1. to pursue relentlessly [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Hound

1. 1. A variety of the domestic dog, usually having large, drooping ears, especially. 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. "Hounds and greyhounds, mongrels, spaniels, curs." (Shak) 2. A despicable person. "Boy! false hound!" 3. A houndfish. 4. Projections at the masthead, serving as a support for the trestletrees and top to rest on. 5. A side bar used to strengthen portions of the running gear of a vehicle. To follow the hounds, to hunt with hounds. Origin: 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. Cvan. Cf. Canine, Cynic, Kennel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hound

houghed
houghing
houghs
houhere
hould
houlet
houlets
hoult
hoults
hoummos
hoummoses
hoummous
houmous
houmus
houmuses
hound (current term)
hound's-tongue
hound's-tooth check
hound's tongue
hound-dog facies
hound dog
hound dogs
hound shark
hound sharks
hounded
hounder
hounders
houndfish
houndfishes
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Literary usage of Hound

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

1. Irish Literature by Justin McCarthy, Maurice Francis Egan, Douglas Hyde, Charles Welsh, Gregory, James Jeffrey Roche (1904)
"All Ireland was full of the fame of that hound, and every one desired to have it. ... ask him for his hound, at the same time that the notion came to Conor, ..."

2. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"Bul Talus, that could like a lime-hound winde her, An-j HÜ things secrete wisely could bewray. Shakespeare seems to use lym for ¡ i me-bound ..."

3. Southern Writers: Biographical and Critical Studies by William Malone Baskervill (1896)
"... hound was cuffed, the hound was kicked, O' the ears was cropped, o' the tail was nicked, Oo-hoo-o, howled the hound. The hound into his kennel crept; ..."

4. An American Anthology, 1787-1900: Selections Illustrating the Editor's by Edmund Clarence Stedman (1900)
"Once a girl's body, stiff and stark, Was laid in a tomb without a mark, Ah me 1 THE hound THE hound was cuffed, the hound was kicked, ..."

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