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Definition of Hound


  1. 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. A despicable person.
  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.
  6. To set on the chase; to incite to pursuit; as, to hounda dog at a hare; to hound on pursuers.
  7. To hunt or chase with hounds, or as with hounds.

Hound Quotations

Social media has shaken up the world of sales, with Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter offering new ways to hound leads and unprecedented insights into clients.
Ryan Holmes

If you live among dogs, keep a stick. After all, this is what a hound has teeth for-to bite when he feels like it!
Nikita Khrushchev

I feel like I could be likened to an old hound circling on a rug for the last five years.
Neil Young

Whoever loveth me, loveth my hound.
Thomas More

'Hound Dog' took like twelve minutes. That's not a complicated piece of work. But the rhyme scheme was difficult. Also the metric structure of the music was not easy. 'Kansas City' was maybe eight minutes, if that. Writing the early blues was spontaneous. You can hear the energy in the work.
Jerry Leiber
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Hound Translations

hound in German is Hund, Jagdhund
hound in Norwegian is jakthund, jage
hound in Spanish is galgo
hound in Swedish is hetsa, jakthund, hund
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