Hound



[hound] /haʊnd/

noun
1.
one of any of several breeds of dogs trained to pursue game either by sight or by scent, especially one with a long face and large drooping ears.
2.
Informal. any dog.
3.
a mean, despicable person.
4.
Informal. an addict or devotee:
an autograph hound.
5.
one of the pursuers in the game of .
verb (used with object)
6.
to hunt or track with hounds, or as a hound does; pursue.
7.
to pursue or harass without respite:
Her little brother wouldn’t stop hounding her.
8.
to incite (a hound) to pursuit or attack; urge on.
9.
Informal. to incite or urge (a person) to do something (usually followed by on).
Idioms
10.
follow the hounds, Fox Hunting. to participate in a hunt, especially as a member of the field.
11.
ride to hounds, Fox Hunting. to participate in a hunt, whether as a member of the field or of the hunt staff.
[hound] /haʊnd/
noun
1.
Nautical. either of a pair of fore-and-aft members at the lower end of the head of a mast, for supporting the trestletrees, that support an upper mast at its heel.
Compare (def 12).
2.
a horizontal bar or brace, usually one of a pair, for strengthening the running gear of a horse-drawn wagon or the like.
/haʊnd/
noun
1.

2.
the hounds, a pack of foxhounds, etc
3.
a dog, esp one regarded as annoying
4.
a despicable person
5.
(in hare and hounds) a runner who pursues a hare
6.
(slang, mainly US & Canadian) an enthusiast: an autograph hound
7.
short for houndfish See also nursehound
8.
ride to hounds, follow the hounds, to take part in a fox hunt with hounds
verb (transitive)
9.
to pursue or chase relentlessly
10.
to urge on
/haʊnd/
noun
1.
either of a pair of horizontal bars that reinforce the running gear of a horse-drawn vehicle
2.
(nautical) either of a pair of fore-and-aft braces that serve as supports for a topmast
n.

Old English hund “dog,” from Proto-Germanic *hundas (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian hund, Old High German hunt, German Hund, Old Norse hundr, Gothic hunds), from PIE *kuntos, dental enlargement of root *kwon- “dog” (see canine). Meaning narrowed 12c. to “dog used for hunting.”
v.

“hunt with hounds,” 1520s, from hound (v.). Sense of “pursue relentlessly” is first recorded c.1600. Related: Hounded; hounding.

verb

To harass, pester, or annoy someone; burn: I hounded him. Oh fuck, what a loser I was (1605+)

Related Terms

boozehound, chow hound, gas hound
see: run with (the hare, hunt with the hounds)

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