hound

hound
hound
hound1 [hound]
n.
[ME < OE hund, a dog (generic term), akin to Ger < IE base * kwon-, dog > CYNIC, Gr kyōn, L canis: HOUND1 sense 1 shows specialization, accompanied by generalization of OE docga: see DOG]
1. any of several breeds of hunting dog that find game either by scenting and tracking, as the beagle, the bloodhound, and the foxhound, or by sighting followed by swift pursuit, as the borzoi, deerhound, and greyhound
2. any dog, especially a member of one of the hunting breeds, with drooping ears, a deep-throated bark, and a keen sense of smell
3. a contemptible person
4. Slang a devotee or fan [autograph hound]
vt.
1. to hunt or chase with or as with hounds; chase or follow continually; nag [to hound a debtor]
2. to urge on; incite as to pursuit
SYN.- BAIT
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follow the hounds or follow ride to hounds
to hunt a fox, etc. on horseback with hounds
hound2 [hound]
n.
[< ME houn < ON hūnn, knob (< IE base * k̑eu-, to swell, arch > L cavus, hollow), with unhistoric -d, infl. by HOUND1]
1. either of two projections at the masthead for supporting the trestletrees and the upper parts of the lower rigging
2. a horizontal bar in the running gear of a wagon, cart, etc., for strengthening the connection of various parts

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  • Hound — Hound, n. [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. [,c]van. [root]229. Cf. {Canine},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hound — Hound, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hounding}.] 1. To set on the chase; to incite to pursuit; as, to hounda dog at a hare; to hound on pursuers. Abp. Bramhall. [1913 Webster] 2. To hunt or chase with hounds, or as with hounds.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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 with the retriever, which recovers shot… …   Wikipedia

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