hound

Definitions

  • A fox chasing hounds
    A fox chasing hounds
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hound pursue or chase relentlessly "The hunters traced the deer into the woods","the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"
    • n hound any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
    • n hound someone who is morally reprehensible "you dirty dog"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Get out You Hounds 282 Get out You Hounds 282
wolfhound playbowing to kangaroo hound wolfhound playbowing to kangaroo hound
THE OLD HOUND THE OLD HOUND

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dumbest Dog: Afghan hound
    • Hound A despicable person. "Boy! false hound !"
    • Hound (Zoöl) A houndfish.
    • Hound A side bar used to strengthen portions of the running gear of a vehicle.
    • Hound (Zoöl) 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."
    • Hound (Naut) Projections at the masthead, serving as a support for the trestletrees and top to rest on.
    • Hound To hunt or chase with hounds, or as with hounds.
    • Hound To set on the chase; to incite to pursuit; as, to hounda dog at a hare; to hound on pursuers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The dumbest dog in the world is the Afghan Hounds
    • n hound A dog; specifically, a dog of a breed or variety used in the chase, as in hunting the boar, the deer, the fox, the hare, or the otter. The principal breeds of dogs distinctively classed as hounds (some-times considered as constituting a species. Canis sagax) are the beagle, bloodhound, buckhound, foxhound, greyhound, harrier, and staghound. (See these words.) Hounds commonly hunt by scent, and are for the most part used in numbers together, called packs, to run down and capture or kill the game. Many kinds of dogs are readily bred or trained for this purpose, as it is the mode of hunting most natural to wild dogs and wolves. In England hound without qualification means a foxhound: as, to follow the hounds.
    • n hound A mean, contemptible fellow; a dastard; a poltroon: as, a low hound; a sly hound.
    • n hound Same as houndfish, 1.
    • n hound The oldwife, or long-tailed duck, Harelda glacialis: so called from its gabble, likened to the cry of a pack of hounds.
    • n hound Nautical, a projection at the masthead on either side, serving as a support for the trestle-trees of large or the rigging of smaller vessels. Also called hounding.
    • n hound Either of two pieces of wood used in artillery-limbers to connect the splinter-bar and pole with the axle.
    • n hound Either of a pair of side-bars or horizontal braces for reinforcing various parts of the running-gear of a vehicle.
    • hound To set on the chase; incite to pursuit.
    • hound To hunt or pursue with or as if with hounds: as, to hound deer.
    • hound To pursue or harass as if with hounds: as, to hound one on to ruin.
    • hound To follow like a hound; track; trail.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hound hownd a dog used in hunting: a cur: a caitiff
    • v.t Hound to set on in chase: to hunt: to urge, pursue, harass (with on)
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Quotations

  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra%20Pound
    “'Tis the white stag, Fame, we're a-hunting, bid the world's hounds come to horn!”
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    Desiderius%20Erasmus
    “They take unbelievable pleasure in the hideous blast of the hunting horn and baying of the hounds. Dogs dung smells sweet as cinnamon to them.”
  • Vivien Kellems
    Vivien Kellems
    “Of course I'm a publicity hound. Aren't all crusaders? How can you accomplish anything unless people know what you are trying to do?”

Idioms

Glory hound - A glory hound is a person seeking popularity, fame and glory.
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Run with the hare and hunt with the hounds - This means to be a member of or to support two groups that are at odds with each other.
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Running with the hare and hunting with the hounds - If someone is running with the hare and hunting with the hounds, they are trying to support or go with two opposing views, causes or factions at the same time.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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. çvan,. √229. Cf. Canine Cynic Kennel

Usage

In literature:

The hound then becomes a rabbit, leaving the slow player to be hound.
"Games and Play for School Morale" by Various
But the hounds pressed him hard.
"The Yellow Horde" by Hal G. Evarts
They passed through our field about half an hour ahead of the hounds, but the dogs would be trailing them.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
They left the warriors some distance behind again and paused for another rest, until the terrible hound should once more bring the pursuers near.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Right at his heels, his great mouth wide open, was Bowser the Hound.
"The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse" by Thornton W. Burgess
Right at his heels, his great mouth wide open, was Bowser the Hound.
"The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse" by Thornton W. Burgess
And then the chances were that he would either beat the hounds at last, or else be eaten in covert.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
I say a "pack of hounds," for the creatures in the distance exactly resembled hounds more than anything in the world.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
The master of the hounds should wear a red or scarlet frock coat and hunting cap.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
That had been an old hound, and this was Frank.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
It won't make me farm my own land better, or ride straighter to hounds, or do my duty better to my tenants.
"Vixen, Volume I." by M. E. Braddon
A Master of hounds told me that his nerve was so bad that he positively prayed for frost!
"The Horsewoman" by Alice M. Hayes
The stories had to do with these same Russian wolf-hounds.
"Panther Eye" by Roy J. Snell
During the ensuing few moments that hound was the busiest thing in the West.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
At the hard-fought battle of Aughrim, or Vidconnel, an Irish officer was accompanied by his wolf-hound.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
They left the doors open, the candles flaring, and nobody to guard but the toothless old hound who slept and snored on the chip pile.
"Judith of the Cumberlands" by Alice MacGowan
It was not long before they heard the hound coming, and Muadan bade Diarmid follow Grania, and he would keep the hound at bay.
"The Book of Romance" by Various
The Master of the Limerick Hounds at the time lived at Croome.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
He and his hounds could go into any covert; but so also could any other man, with or without hounds.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
She was as keen on the scent of the mysterious Dark of the Moon Society as a hound after a stag.
"The Campfire Girls on Ellen's Isle" by Hildegard G. Frey
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In poetry:

The wind was now like hounds a-hunt,
And now like hounds that whined.
Yet ever on and on I rode,
And Arnold rode behind.
"Arnold Rode Behind" by Roderic Quinn
'Twas not the wolf, 'twas not the deer
That came with pause and bound;
A creature stood above the pair
Ap Gwillam's Irish hound
"Imitation of a Welsh Poem" by Padraic Colum
And thus they liv'd from day to day,
This hunter and his hound;
With nature's simple joys content,
He felt not life's dull round.
"The Huntsman And His Hound" by Thomas Frederick Young
The hounds ran swiftly through the woods
The nimble deer to take,
That with their cries the hills and dales
An echo shrill did make.
"Chevy Chase" by Henry Morley
The hounds ran swiftly through the woods,
The nible deere to take,
That with their cryes the hills an dales
An eccho shrill did make.
"The More Modern Ballad of Chevy Chace" by Anonymous British
A hound attends him faithfully,
A nimble ram precedes the way;
Canst thou point out that flock to me,
And who the shepherd, canst thou say?
"Parables And Riddles" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

The Montenegrin Mountain Hound was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2008.
Nolan the Shenandoah honey hound and Mickey and Callie, the beagles - have gotten serious about treeing the squirrels that come into their acre of yard to raid the bird feeders.
There are, of course, dozens of places to get a great pizza in Chicago, but the Hungry Hound has been discovering a few authentic, Neapolitan pies lately.
The champion Redbone coon hound was named the Purina 2004 Outstanding Coon Hound.
The Walking Dead' "Hounded" Clip: Who's Getting Some Post-Apocalyptic Nookie .
In fact, no beagle has even won the hound group since 1939, and it's been 25 years since any kind of hound has been chosen as the overall winner.
00 AM on March 24, 2011 by Chris Roberts Filed under: Art Hounds, Events, Music, Television, Theater.
There's more to the story about hounding being outlawed .
A celebrity photographer who sued an Australian newspaper for defamation after it accused him of hounding Nicole Kidman has lost his case, The Associated Press reported.
Scenthound Group: Plott Hound .
"Rock Hound" Tom McDaniel of Versailles, has finally got his hands on a rare rock.
What happens when you get hounded by a pushy salesman in real.
Don't Be So Pushy What happens when you get hounded by a pushy salesman in real life.
Back in the day, Clark and Lois were news hounds.
My Hound Dawgs Five things I love to do.
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In science:

We used simulated data generated within the AsteroFLAG team for hare-and-hounds exercises (Chaplin et al. 2008).
On the likelihood-ratio test applied in asteroseismology for mode identification
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