Definitions for: Hound

[n] any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
[n] someone who is morally reprehensible; "you dirty dog"
[v] pursue or chase relentlessly; "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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, Cynic, Kennel.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) 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.

Hounds and greyhounds, mongrels, spaniels, curs.

2. A despicable person. ``Boy! false hound!'' --Shak.

3. (Zo["o]l.) A houndfish.

4. pl. (Naut.) 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.

Hound, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hounded; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To set on the chase; to incite to pursuit; as, to hounda
dog at a hare; to hound on pursuers. --Abp. Bramhall.

2. To hunt or chase with hounds, or as with hounds.

Synonyms: blackguard, bounder, cad, dog, heel, hound dog, hunt, trace

See Also: Afghan hound, basset, basset hound, beagle, bloodhound, bluetick, boarhound, chase, chase after, coonhound, deerhound, dog, elkhound, ferret, foxhound, gazelle hound, go after, greyhound, harrier, hunting dog, Ibizan hound, Ibizan Podenco, Norwegian elkhound, otter hound, otterhound, pack, perisher, Plott hound, redbone, Saluki, Scottish deerhound, scoundrel, sleuthhound, staghound, tag, tail, track, trail, villain, Weimaraner, wolfhound

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