Definitions for: Hare

[n] swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit having a divided upper lip and long hind legs; young born furred and with open eyes
[n] flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food
[v] run quickly; "He hared down the hill"

Webster (1913) Definition: Hare, v. t. [Cf. Harry, Harass.]
To excite; to tease, or worry; to harry. [Obs.] --Locke.

Hare, n. [AS. hara; akin to D. haas, G. hase, OHG. haso,
Dan. [ae] Sw. hare, Icel. h?ri, Skr. ?a?a. ?.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A rodent of the genus Lepus, having long hind
legs, a short tail, and a divided upper lip. It is a timid
animal, moves swiftly by leaps, and is remarkable for its

Note: The species of hares are numerous. The common European
hare is Lepustimidus. The northern or varying hare of
America (L. Americanus), and the prairie hare ({L.
campestris}), turn white in winter. In America, the
various species of hares are commonly called rabbits.

2. (Astron.) A small constellation situated south of and
under the foot of Orion; Lepus.

Hare and hounds, a game played by men and boys, two, called
hares, having a few minutes' start, and scattering bits of
paper to indicate their course, being chased by the
others, called the hounds, through a wide circuit.

Hare kangaroo (Zo["o]l.)., a small Australian kangaroo
(Lagorchestes Leporoides), resembling the hare in size
and color,

Hare's lettuce (Bot.), a plant of the genus Sonchus, or
sow thistle; -- so called because hares are said to eat it
when fainting with heat. --Dr. Prior.

Jumping hare. (Zo["o]l.) See under Jumping.

Little chief hare, or Crying hare. (Zo["o]l.) See {Chief

Sea hare. (Zo["o]l.) See Aplysia.

Synonyms: rabbit

See Also: Arctic hare, cottontail, cottontail rabbit, European hare, European rabbit, game, genus Lepus, hare, hare, jackrabbit, leporid, leporid mammal, Lepus, Lepus americanus, Lepus arcticus, Lepus europaeus, leveret, Old World rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus, polar hare, rabbit, run, snowshoe hare, snowshoe rabbit, varying hare, wood rabbit

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